One of the key new features of the redesigned Lock screen in iOS 10 is ‘Raise to Wake’. As demoed at the event, the feature automatically ensures that the screen of your iPhone lights up when you pick it up. This way you can quickly glance at any unread notification or unlock your phone by simply keeping your finger on the Touch ID sensor.
This feature also alleviates complaints that many customers had with the Touch ID sensor being too fast on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that led to them being unable to view any unread notifications on the Lock screen.
If you were excited about Raise to Wake coming to your iPhone with the iOS 10 update, prepare to be disappointed. The feature is going to be exclusive to the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.
Many iPhone 6 and older iPhone owners are going to be bummed about Raise to Wake not being available on their phones. However, it does make sense for Apple to keep the feature exclusive to its 3D Touch-capable iPhones since they are the ones that come with the faster second generation Touch ID sensor. The iPhone SE does, however, make the list despite coming with a first generation Touch ID sensor, though Apple might have added support for it because it is a relatively new handset.
Are you bummed about the lack of Raise to Wake feature not coming to your iPhone with iOS 10?