Wake It Up: Brings Raise to Wake Functionality to unsupported iPhone
We know that iPhone 6 and earlier iOS devices do not support raise to wake this function, but it is really convenient for us to view notifications, take photos and so on.
This tutorial aims to show you a new jailbreak tweak called Wake It Up which is created by iOS developer XCXiao, with this tweak on your jailbroken iOS device running on iOS 10-10.3.3, then it tries to port the Raise to Wake feature to older handsets, and it does a pretty good job of it.
After you install Wake It Up, you can visit the tweak’s preference pane in the Settings app:
Here, you can turn the tweak on or off on demand and then respring to save your changes. You’ll also see a second respring button, which allows you to calibrate the tweak once the respring completes.
Once you’ve enabled the tweak and tapped the second respring button with the calibration option, you should see the following screens after the device boots back up: The calibration screen essentially asks you to set your device down and pick it up repeatedly. The learning process is reminiscent of setting up features like Hey Siri or Touch ID for the first time when you set up a new iPhone.
After you’ve calibrated the tweak, you can more or less pick your iPhone up from the table, and it should wake up automatically. You’ll still need to securely authenticate yourself with a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID, but the experience feels more modern nevertheless.
Keep in mind, however, that the additional strain on your iPhone’s movement sensors will use more battery life. Earlier handsets aren’t as fine-tuned to handle these low-power processes as newer handsets are, but it still works nonetheless.
If you’d like to give Wake It Up a try, you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.