Your iPhone 7 that is running the iOS 10 operating system includes a feature called “Raise to Wake.” This feature will turn your iPhone screen on when it senses that the iPhone is being lifted. This is possible due to the accelerometer inside of the iPhone that can sense when the device’s orientation has been changed.
While this can be a handy feature in the exact situation where it was intended to function, there are other times where it can be an inconvenience. Of particular note are the times where the iPhone is fixed in a vertical position, as this will cause the screen to stay on, which can waste your battery life. Our guide below will show you how to disable the “Raise to Wake” feature on your iPhone 7 if you find that it is causing you problems.
How to Turn Off “Raise to Wake” in iOS 10
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Display & Brightness option.
Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Raise to Wake to turn it off.
Now your iPhone screen will only turn on when you press the Home button. You can always go back to the menu in step 3 if you find that you preferred to have the “Raise to Wake” feature activated.
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