How to use AssistiveTouch, a Complete Guide of iPhone AssistiveTouch

by Niko |Jul 01,2016..


Most recently, more and more iPhone users are suffering from unresponsive Sleep/Wake or Home Button issues. Fortunately, AssistiveTouch feature available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can offer help. This screentouch button is convenient, can take place of the physical ones and let you control your iPhone completely. In fact, many iPhone users have already taken benefits from AssistiveTouch feature. If you are not familiar with AssistiveTouch, this article is going to help you understand this basic and useful stuff.

First of all, let’s turn on AssistiveTouch.

How to Turn on AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Turn it On. Now, you will see a transparent icon appear on the screen. You can drag this icon to any edge of the screen to make yourself feel comfortable and convenient.


There are other two ways that you can use to enable AssistiveTouch.

·         Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > turn on Accessibility Shortcut and choose AssistiveTouch. Once Accessibility Shortcut is on, you can turn on or turn off AssistiveTouch by pressing Home Button 3 times.

·         Ask a favor of Siri

How to Use AssistiveTouch on iPhone

Now, tap the icon to open AssistiveTouch menu and access the features, and you will see it is quite feature-rich.


1.  Notification Center: tap it to access your Notifications

2.  Home: tap it to access Home screen. You will access multitasking screen after you tap it twice, just the same as the Home Button.

3.  Control Center: tap it to access Control Center. You can turn Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi on and off, adjust the brightness, volume, use AirDrop, Calculator & Flashlight, take photos and etc.


4.  Device: you can adjust some certain settings from here, for example, lock screen, rotate screen, unmute/mute, volume up and down and more. You can even turn of your iPhone by touching and holding Lock Screen until “slide to power off” appears.


5.  Voice Control: tap it to access Voice Control. Whether you want to make a call, facetime with your friends or play music, just make orders.     


6.  Custom: you cannot only use default Pinch and Double Tap gestures, but also choose empty gesture placeholders to create your own custom gestures.


Moreover, you are allowed to customize top level menu of AssistiveTouch. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Customize Top Level Menu… By using “-” and “+” buttons, you can delete and add icons to AssistiveTouch menu. Remember, you can keep maximum 8 icons and minimum 1 icon. 


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