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Double tap to wake not working properly

Enthusiast
Message 11 of 145
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Message 11 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

Thanks for suggestion ClarkLong, however stamina already off for me.

I'm in UK and called my xperia support and they mentioned if pc companion repair doesn't fix it then it's hardware issue. (I have already repaired once)

But when I mentioned if it's a hardware issue how come double tap to sleep works perfect and screen responds perfect when on they couldn't give me answer.

Apprentice
Message 12 of 145
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Message 12 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

My Stamina mode is disabled so that's not the issue here.
Apprentice
Message 13 of 145
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Message 13 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

Honestly Sony support is being lazy here. It's clearly not a hardware issue but a software issue. Rather than put the work in to create an internal ticket they just want you to send the phone in for 3 weeks so someone else can deal with it and confirm what we already know.

Sony needs to build a culture of people who care in their support department. That's one of the biggest weaknesses of the Xperia line - inept support people who don't care, no single global coverage to deal with (Sony US told me I have to contact Sony UK), and horrible turnaround times.

How can management continue ignoring these issues and hope to grow their mobile unit?

I dread dealing with Sony's support department and never felt that way when owning a Google, Samsung or Apple device. it's a shame too because the phones are really great.
Commissioner
Message 14 of 145
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Message 14 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

Same here, brand new XZ and double tap to wake is extremely buggy. It hardly ever works.
Sony Xperia Support
Message 15 of 145
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Message 15 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

I'm very sorry to hear that Slightly frowning Face

I've been testing this here but i've been unable to replicate this on my phone so far. Would it be possible for you to take a log from your phone after you have tried to use tap to wake without success and send that to me in a private message?

To do this:
Settings > About phone > Build number, tap 7 times on the build number
Go back to Settings and select Developer options and turn on "USB debugging". Then tap "Logger buffer sizes" and set this to "4 M".
- Turn off display and then try to double tap to wake. In case it doesn't work, turn on display by on/off button and then:
Settings > Developer options, select "Take bug report". When the report is ready (may take a minute or so) you get a notification that you can tap and share to Google Drive. Please send me a link to this file in a private message.

sony_sign_logo.png - Official Sony Xperia Support Staff


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Commissioner
Message 16 of 145
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Message 16 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

I've found that this problem only occurs when the screen has timed out by itself. If I press the power button to turn the screen off then the double-tap to wake feature works as intended. If the device is left alone and the screen powers off by itself then the double-tap to wake takes numerous attempts.
Inhabitant
Message 17 of 145
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Message 17 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

I have the exact same problem! I even did a factory reset.

Stamina Mode is off all the time.

 

I have to press the screen multiple times and hope that the screen lits up somehow. 

I heard that someone had it fixed after switching for a new device with the same software Build number.

Also saw some people having the same problem on XDA.

 

So is it a hardware issue or software?

If it's a hardware issue, I will need to bring the phone back to the store as i just got it few days ago. 

Enthusiast
Message 18 of 145
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Message 18 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

It would be great to know if hardware or software.

I have just sent Rickard a log following his mentioned instructions. It would be great if others can do the same so that it will hopefully help the root cause to be identified easier ☺️
Enthusiast
Message 19 of 145
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Message 19 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

@sunking101 I have also found it works better as you mention when trying to wake after turning screen off with power button.

When screen goes off by itself, maybe it goes into a deeper sleep making it less responsive?
Apprentice
Message 20 of 145
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Message 20 of 145

Re: Double tap to wake not working properly

I have also sent Rickard a log.