Raise to wake is a new feature introduced in iOS 10. It allows users to wake the screen of the phone simply by picking up the phone. This is a feature which is on by default but can be turned off if you want to.
If you use an Apple watch then you must be already aware of the feature. If you’ve installed the iOS 10 Beta on your phone, you probably discovered this feature the first time you picked up your phone after installing the update. This feature can prove to be quite handy when you are so busy to even press the home button you can simply pick up your phone see the time or notifications or whatever you want to. This feature is only available on the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and SE.
Maybe you don’t want the screen turning on every time you pick up the phone to put it in your pocket, pouch, or purse, so you want to turn off the Raise to Wake feature. To do so, tap the “Settings” icon on the Home screen.
On the Settings screen, tap “Display & Brightness”.
The “Raise to Wake” slider button is green indicating the feature is on. Tap the slider to turn it off.
When the Raise to Wake feature is off, the slider button is light gray. If you want to use the feature again, simply tap the slider button to turn it back on.
The Raise to Wake feature in iOS 10 has the same functionality as Android’s “Ambient Display”, which has been available for a while.