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How to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone - A Detailed Guide on iPhone AssistiveTouch

AssistiveTouch, in place of physical screentouch buttons, undoubtedly gives much convenience to iPhone users. So, how to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone? In this article, that will be our major concerns.

Updated Jul 01,2016 | by Niko


Recently, many iPhone users are encountering unresponsive sleep/wake or home Button issues. Fortunately, AssistiveTouch feature, which is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, can offer great help. This digital screentouch button is convenient, capable of taking place of the physical ones and let you completely control your iPhone. In fact, many iPhone users have already taken benefits from the AssistiveTouch feature. If you are not familiar with AssistiveTouch, there are some details contained in the following tutorial you can learn about how to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone.

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 round transparent icon appear on the screen. You can drag this icon to edges of the screen according to your own preference.


There are another 2 ways in which you can use to enable AssistiveTouch Touch iPhone.

·         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 in A Correct Way on iPhone

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


1.  Notification Center: Tap it to access your Notifications

2.  Home: Tap it to access Home screen. A multitasking screen will emerge after tapping 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 off 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 the top level menu of Assistive Touch iPhone. 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 up to 8 icons and at least 1 icon. 


Now, after working your way through this article, I believe you have clearly understood how to use AssistiveTouch on iPhone both correctly and efficiently.  Come to enable this feature to have a try!

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