AssitiveTouch is a lifesaver for people with motor skill impairments. While the big screens of iPhones and iPads look amazing, they also come with a downside. Thanks to this feature, you will receive access to a plethora of software shortcuts that make your hardware buttons customizable through gestures. For example, you can perform actions such as pinching to zoom or access the classic 3D shortcut just by tapping the screen.
Check the guide below to enable and learn how to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone.
How to Enable AssistiveTouch on iPhone or iPad
- Access the Settings menu on the Home Screen;
- Tap on Accessibility;
- Select the Touch option;
- Tap on AssistiveTouch;
- Toggle the AssistiveTouch option.
After following the steps above, a dark square with a white circle will now appear on your screen. You can use the icon as a direct shortcut to the AssistiveTouch menu and access all the features that it has to offer. The icon can also be dragged around the screen if it gets in the way a video, image, text, or anything else that interests you.
How to Use AssistiveTouch on iPhone or iPad
Even though AssistiveTouch might sound like a complicated to use a feature, this is not the case. Apple has made sure to equip it with a user-friendly interface that makes it super easy to access all features. Here is a quick guide to what all the shortcuts do:
- Home – sends you straight to the Home Screen;
- Custom – you can add customized gestures;
- Notifications – gives you instant access to the Notifications Center;
- Control Center – gives you instant access to the Control Center;
- Device – enables lots of functions such as changing the volume, rotating the screen, locking the screen, and more!
We think it’s safe to say that Apple does a fantastic job when it comes to software. This is the main reason why the company’s iPhones and iPads are such bestselling devices. Nonetheless, AssitiveTouch is a prime example of how thoughtful Apple is when developing new features.