Android 12 could finally bring the double tap on the back gesture

23 January 2021
Hopefully, it won't be Pixel-exclusive.

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  • mynameis jeff

This is absolutely something I need for my Oneplus. Double tap to go back/ open google assistant; triple tap to take screenshot/ open an app, so darn convenient! Please make it happen instead of scrapping it again like you did on Android 11.

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021Nothing beats face unlock baby!!!! Please use face unlock when using a mask and then tell me your experience.

  • AnonD-804996

YUKI93, 25 Jan 2021I don't mind double tap since I do use it, but on the ... moreWith index finger as you're holding phone with one hand.

I don't mind double tap since I do use it, but on the back? I'm not so sure.

AnonD-804996, 25 Jan 2021It's most likely done via accelerometer, but fine tune... moreI use the tap, tap app on android, its description says its using accelerometer and gyroscope. Its got double tap and triple tap for two functions. It works surprisingly well too, for the screen off and screenshot actions i assigned them to. Lots of customisation and sensitivity adjustments.

  • AnonD-804996

Mediatek sux, 25 Jan 2021Technically its a 'hidden sensor', 'collecti... moreIt's most likely done via accelerometer, but fine tuned to such a degree that it only registers taps on the back. I've tried tapping my iPhone XR with back tap function enabled and it doesn't register double or triple taps from the front. Either it's all done via accelerometer or they do exclusion via display touch sensing. Either way, it works as advertised and it was added with OS update so I'm guessing same thing on Android, via accelerometer which all phones have anyway.

  • mukilskycloud

Finnally

Kang, 24 Jan 2021FINALLY! give us this & the desktop mode feature with ... moreDesktop mode is already there in android 10. Enable it in dev settings. Its barebones, looks basic, but gets the job done. Use taskbar for some customization.

Lord Septomus, 24 Jan 2021nope, it's the accelerometer. Technically its a 'hidden sensor', 'collecting data'. Like every other sensor.

SShreyas, 24 Jan 2021Nah. I've used that app. It never used to respond to m... moreIt's been working great for me.

There's an app that does this already

  • Rama Rao Velagapudi

The Amazon 10or mobile is a very good product with the 'squeeze' functionality. Only it has some software glitches. I am using it for 3 years

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021"whether the feature will be made available for all ph... morenope, it's the accelerometer.

  • Divyam

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021"whether the feature will be made available for all ph... moreYes it can, to demonstrate, play game from play store named ' Fast like a fox', you will get idea how well it works.

  • AnonD-804996

Uncle D, 24 Jan 2021And then you just continue the fight, let it be as a grown ... moreI'm not continuing anything. Just stating the "current state of things".

AnonD-804996, 24 Jan 2021Because annoying Android fanboys are always raving about ev... moreAnd then you just continue the fight, let it be as a grown up ✔️✔️✔️

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021"whether the feature will be made available for all ph... moreYour microphone that'll generate noise plus a combination of gyroscope sensor measurements that'll determine if you are tapping the phone or not.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021"whether the feature will be made available for all ph... moreI guess it would by the gyroscope

  • Joe

SShreyas, 24 Jan 2021Nah. I've used that app. It never used to respond to m... moreWell, the implementation is based on "machine learning" so it takes time before the damned machine is able to tell what you're doing :D

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2021Nothing beats face unlock baby!!!! Seriously ? How reliable it is when you are in public and you have to remove your mask to unlock your phone each and every time ? Surely Face Unlock is a great feature but only keeping it as a main lock-unlock mode is it even reliable ?