How to Fix iOS 11 Raise to Wake not Working on iPhone

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Won’t wake your iPhone screen when pick up after update iOS 11 or later? Try this ideal troubleshooting to Fix iOS 11 Raise to Wake not working on iPhone.

Apple’s past year iOS 10 mobile operating system was pack up with brand new killer lock screen feature called Raise to Wake up. But it just limited for the 3D touch and more advanced accelerometer iPhone (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/ 6S+ and iPhone 7/7 Plus) users. An integrated sensor allows users to see notifications and stuffs like date/time on the lock screen iPhone without pressing the home button. But every year Apple puts a new iOS in its pipeline. Similarly, this year Apple rolled out iOS 11. Generally, in the initial period, each new Smartphone OS update arrives with the glitch. Same like that one of my friend found a bug in iOS 11. He says after update iOS 11, his iPhone 7 Plus screen won’t wake up when they pick up a cell phone from the desk surface or even raise his hand. Perhaps raise to wake up break down due to some circumstances. So I have advised him decent troubleshooting to get rid raise to wake not working iOS 11.


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If you come across the same issue, then let’s try described the various solution to fix Raise to Wake iOS 11 stopped working on iPhone as expected. Hopefully, it will work in your case.

Precious Guide to Fix Raise to Wake not working iOS 11 or later iPhone

Fix iOS 11 Raise to Wake not working on iPhone

Before getting started solution, you should check your iPhone running on latest iOS. Go to SettingsGeneral – tap Software Update. If not, please download and install the latest one.

New Released iOS 11.0.1 (Date 5 Oct)

Fix #1. Make Sure Raise to Wake is Enabled

Display and Brightness Settings to open riase to wake iOS 11 or later iPhone

Steps to check out – Settings App →  Find Display and brightness → Check toggle Raise to Wake is ON/Green.

disable enable raise to wake in iOS 11 or later iPhone 7 Plus settings screen

If that trigger already On, however, raise to wake doesn’t work. You should try disabling and re-enabling then test again.

Fix #2. Reboot Your iPhone

In major cases rebooting iPhone works great to fix iOS raise to wake problem. Do restart by pressing power button until you appear to slide to power off then slide to the right to power off your device.Slide to Power Off to the right side on iPhone iOS

Alternative you can also use new Shut Down option (Settings – General – Shut Down appear near to the Reset option) in iOS 11 to restart iDevice without pressing Sleep/Wake button.

Reboot or Shut Down iPhone in iOS 11 or later

Turn on it again by pressing power switch till you get Apple logo on the screen. Enter your digit passcode because Touch ID is not working when you restart iPhone.

In more, you can also try hard Reboot to quick solve Raise to Wake not working.

The same problem again, then you need to keep continuing steps given below.

Fix #3. Reset All Settings of your iPhone

Try this fix will erase all settings without deleting data or media file. Open up Settings app, go to General and scroll down the screen to Reset and tap Reset All Settings. Don’t worry. It will not remove any data or Media of your Apple iPhone.

Reset All Settings in iOS 11 or later iPhone

That’s it!

Fix #4. Erase iPhone to Factory Settings iOS 11 .xx and restore from Backup

Note: Before applying this trick, you should take the latest backup on iCloud or using iTunes on Mac or PC.

Next, you will have to restore your iPhone to factory Settings through underneath listed steps.

Settings App → GeneralReset → tap Erase All Content and Settings.

Erase All Content and Settings in iOS 11 or later

You’re done!

If you fail all workarounds still having an issue to raise to wake up stopped working after updating iOS 11 on iPhone, then please contact the Apple Support care and get assistance, you will be getting it free of cost if your iPhone still under warranty.

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