This feature is also known as Knock On and Knock Off, and today I want to show you how to disable the Double Tap to Wake and Sleep on the LG G5.
Yesterday I showed you the ins and outs of LG’s Double Tap to Sleep and Double Tap to Wake features (also known as Knock On and Knock Off). If you’re unaware of how these two features work, then definitely go check out that LG tutorial. Today though, I want to show you how you can manually disable the Double Tap to Wake feature for your LG G5.
Now in the past, LG has had a way of manually disabling it, even if the toggle was located in a hidden menu.
I’m not sure why LG decided to not include the option to disable it, nor do I understand why LG isn’t advertising these features like they used to. The funny thing is, the toggle is still hidden within the Settings menu but LG has removed the easy way to access it. There is a way to access this though and all it takes is a third-party application to access that part of the menu. Again, I’m not sure why LG removed the way to access this toggle as they could have easily stuffed it in the developer options menu or something.
Either way, let me show you how to disable Double Tap to Wake on the LG G5.
LG G5 Disable Double Tap to Wake
- Download and Install the QuickShortcutMaker Application
- One Downloaded, Launch the QuickShortcutMaker Application
- Type the Following in the Search Box. . .
- Knock On
- . . .and Tap on the ‘Settings’ Option that Appears
- Tap on Either of the ‘KnockON’ Options that Appears Below it
- Tap on the ‘Try’ Option
- Then Toggle the KnockON Feature Off
Again, I’m not sure why LG decided to remove the easy way to access this toggle from the LG G5, because they obviously put work into creating the page. Maybe they just didn’t feel it fit in anywhere within the Settings menu, or maybe they decided at the last minute that they didn’t want people disabling it. Either way, I’m glad they didn’t remove it entirely and instead opted to remove the standard way of getting to the toggle for Knock on and Knock off.
As linked above, you’ll need to download the QuickShortcutMaker application from the Play Store. This application is free and doesn’t have any in-app purchases (as of writing this). This is just a simple activity finder for Android and you’ll see similar features like this in custom launchers like Nova Launcher. So once you launch QuickShortcutMaker, you’ll be greeted with a search/filter box that you want to type into.
All you have to type in here is the word KnockON (it isn’t case sensitive), and then you should see all the activities disappear under the search box except for one called Settings. When you tap on this Settings option that is left, you’ll be shown 2 different options. It doesn’t matter which option you tap so you can tap either one you want. This will take you to another page within the app and then you have two different options to choose from.
As mentioned above, you can just tap on the Try option and then you’ll be taken to the Settings page that LG has hidden from the public. Or, you can tap on the Create button at the bottom right and it will create a shortcut icon on your home screen. Tapping on this shortcut icon will launch you to that same hidden Settings page so the only difference here is whether or not you want to add an icon onto your home screen. So whichever option you go with, you just need to toggle this KnockON feature on/off from here.
The KnockON feature controls both the Double Tap to Wake and the Double Tap to Sleep function. Sadly, you can’t disable just one and not the other.