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Motion Launch

Motion Launch is a combination of a motion gesture followed by a finger gesture. Using a combination of simple gestures, you can wake up to your Home screen, HTC BlinkFeed, and more.

Turning Motion Launch gestures on or off

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings > Display, gestures & buttons.
  2. Tap Motion Launch gestures.
  3. Select the Motion Launch gestures you want.

Waking up to the lock screen

Go from sleep mode to the lock screen without pressing the POWER button.
Important: If you've set up a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials first before HTC U11 unlocks.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately double-tap the screen.
Illustration showing how to wake the phone to the lock screen by lifting it up and double-tapping on the screen.

Waking up and unlocking

Go from sleep mode and unlock HTC U11 to the last screen you were using without pressing the POWER button.
Important: If you've set up a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials first before HTC U11 unlocks.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately swipe up from the bottom half of the screen.
Illustration showing how to wake the phone and unlock it by lifting it up and immediately swiping up from the bottom half of the screen.

Waking up to the Home widget panel

Go from sleep mode to the Home widget panel without pressing the POWER button.
Important: If you've set up a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials first before HTC U11 unlocks.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately swipe left from the right side of the screen.
Illustration showing how to wake the phone and go directly to the HTC BlinkFeed screen by lifting it up and immediately swiping right from the left side of the screen.

Waking up to HTC BlinkFeed

Go from sleep mode to HTC BlinkFeed without pressing the POWER button.
Important: If you've set up a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials first before HTC U11 unlocks.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately swipe right from the left side of the screen.
Illustration showing how to wake the phone and go directly to the Home screen by lifting it up and immediately swiping left from the right side of the screen.

Launching the camera

Go from sleep mode to the Camera app without pressing the POWER button.
  1. Lift the phone in portrait orientation.
  2. Immediately swipe down twice on the screen.
    Illustration showing how to wake the phone and go directly to the camera app by lifting it up and swiping down twice on the screen.
Important: If you've set up a screen lock with credentials, you'll be asked to provide your credentials when you exit the Camera app.
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