How to Turn Off Tap to Wake on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article are going to show you how to change a setting on your iPhone 11 so that the screen won’t wake automatically whenever you tap on it.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Choose the Accessibility option.
  3. Select the Touch menu.
  4. Tap the button to the right of Tap to Wake to turn it off.

Your iPhone screen will typically turn off after a minute or two when you aren’t using it. This serves the purpose of saving your battery, while also helping to secure the device in case you forget to lock it manually.

You can unlock the iPhone (depending on your iPhone model) by pressing one of the buttons on the side, touching the Home button, or simply by looking at it.

You can also wake the screen by tapping on it. However, if you are finding that you tap the screen a lot by accident, or that something in a bag or your pocket is causing the screen to wake, you might be interested in turning this off.

Our guide below is going to show you where to locate the “Tap to Wake” setting on your iPhone so that you can prevent the screen from illuminating when you tap on it.

How to Disable Tap to Wake on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1. Note that by disabling this setting your screen will no longer wake automatically when you tap on it.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the Settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Accessibility menu.

open the Accessibility menu

Step 3: Tap the Touch option.

open the Touch menu

Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Tap to Wake to set it to the Off position. I have Tap to Wake turned off in the image below.

how to turn off Tap to Wake on an iPhone 11

Find out how to make your iPhone screen stay on longer if you feel that it is shutting off too quickly when you haven’t interacted with it in a moment.