The fresh as well as enhanced Side button, as well as a plethora of fresh swipe gestures, are responsible for picking up the slack left by the missing Home button on the iPhone X. If you’re truly missing of which Home button, however, Apple’s built-in AssistiveTouch tool can help you out by adding a virtual Home button on your iPhone X’s screen.
AssistiveTouch has been around in iOS for a long time yet has mostly only been used by those with problems navigating their iPads as well as iPhones with button press as well as swipe gestures. However, of which’s a truly handy tool for just about anyone of which doesn’t want to put all of of which effort into gestures or button combinations. Plus, of which can perform some pretty cool superpowers if you set of which up right.
Step 1: Enable AssistiveTouch
To set of which up, open up your Settings app, then tap “General” followed by “Accessibility.” Under the Interaction subheading, tap on “AssistiveTouch” to view its preferences. There are some custom actions as well as gestures available here, yet let’s stick to the basics for right now. Just toggle on “AssistiveTouch” as well as you’ll see a gray as well as white circle of which looks like a Home button pop up on your screen.
Most of you will probably not want of which little gray as well as white circle on your screen all the time, yet there’s a better way to turn of which off as well as on besides going into your Settings app every time.
from the “Accessibility” settings, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page as well as select “Accessibility Shortcuts.” coming from the list of which pops up, tap “AssistiveTouch” to check of which, then back out of the settings. With of which option set, you can right now triple-click the Side button to open or close the AssistiveTouch tool on your screen.
Note, if you have more than one Accessibility Shortcut enabled, such as Magnifier, Guided Access, VoiceOver, Zoom, etc., you will get a menu with all of these options visible after triple-clicking the Side button, then you can just tap AssistiveTouch on or off coming from there.
Alternatively, you can toggle AssistiveTouch on as well as off coming from the Control Center. Before you can do so, though, you’ll have to enable the “Accessibility Shortcuts” control. So, head to “Control Center” from the Settings app, then tap “Customize Controls.” coming from the bottom section, under More Controls, tap the + sign next to “Accessibility Shortcuts” then back out of the settings.
When ready, open up the Control Center, then tap the Accessibility Shortcuts icon (a person in a circle). Here, you can tap “AssistiveTouch” to turn of which on or off.
With the AssistiveTouch tool enabled as well as turned on, you’ll see the gray as well as white circle icon of which looks like a Home button. If you don’t like where of which’s at, you can drag of which around your screen until of which’s somewhere out of the way. When of which’s not in use, of which will become translucent, so of which’s even less noticeable.
right now, just tap on the button to bring up the AssistiveTouch menu. By default, there are quick-tap options to open up your notifications, activate Siri, bring up the Control Center, as well as return to the home screen.
You can also tap on “Device” to do things like lock or rotate the screen, adjust volume, mute or unmute, take a screenshot, activate Emergency SOS, restart the device, toggle on Reachability, open Apple Pay/Wallet, open up the app switcher, as well as perform the shake gesture (for undoing text).
You can even select “Gestures” coming from the Device options to perform two-, three-, four-, as well as all 5-finger swipe gestures with only one finger. Also, coming from the “Custom” option from the top-level menu, you perform pinch-to-zooms, 3D Touch, as well as double-tap gestures.
To make of which work more smoothly for your own personal needs, you can do so coming from the “AssitiveTouch” menu from the Accessibility settings.
If you only want to use AssistiveTouch to take a screenshot, you can change the “Single-Tap” action to “Screenshot” instead of “Open Menu.” (The gray/white circle will not appear in screenshots.) Or, you could assign of which to the “Double-Tap” or “Long Press” action. You can also assign an action for when you “3D Touch” the icon.
To make the gray/white icon even less noticeable on the screen when of which’s in its translucent state, you can select “Idle Opacity” as well as make of which lower than the default 40% visibility.
If you’d rather adjust the main AssistiveTouch menu, you can choose “Customize Top Level Menu” to add more button options to the list as well as/or change which buttons appear from the menu.
truly, of which will take some playing around on your part to get things how you want them. You can even create fresh gestures using the “Create fresh Gesture” option from the settings or by selecting “Custom” coming from the AssistiveTouch menu as well as tapping on a + sign to add a fresh one.