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How to quickly enable or disable AssistiveTouch on iPhone and iPad



  AssistiveTouch menu displayed on iPhone
Khamosh Pathak

The AssistiveTouch function on iPhone and iPad is a boon for accessibility. It gives you software shortcuts for hardware buttons and lets you customize gestures. If you use the AssistiveTouch function frequently, you can quickly turn it on or off as follows.

How to Add AssistiveTouch to Accessibility Shortcuts

You usually have to go to the Accessibility section every time you want to enable or disable the Accessibility feature. disable the AssistiveTouch function. iPad users who have assigned additional functions to their mouse, such as clicking a button to go to the home screen, find that they often turn the AssistiveTouch function on and off.

RELATED: How to Click the Home Button with a Mouse on an iPad

You can save a lot of time by adding AssistiveTouch to the Accessibility Shortcuts feature. Once added, you can disable AssistiveTouch using the side button or from the Control Center.

To start the process, open the "Settings" app and go to the "Accessibility" section (you can also create a shortcut) for it on the home screen).

 Tap Accessibility from Settings

Swipe down here and tap the "Accessibility Shortcut" option.

 Tap Accessibility Shortcut

Now select the “AssistiveTouch” button.

 Tap AssistiveTouch

Your iPhone or iPad will tell you that once you enable the Accessibility Shortcuts feature, Emergency SOS will no longer work by clicking the side / power button three times button. Instead, you now need to hold down the side button and one of the volume buttons. Tap the "Continue" button to continue.

 Tap Continue from the pop-up

The Accessibility Shortcuts feature is now active.

Enable AssistiveTouch Quickly

Now that the Accessibility Shortcuts feature is enabled for AssistiveTouch, all you need to do is click the side / power button on your iPhone or iPad (or the physical Home-) three times button if you are using an older iPhone or iPad) to enable AssistiveTouch. [19659020] Press the side button on the iPhone ” width=”650″ height=”300″ src=”/pagespeed_static/1.JiBnMqyl6S.gif” onload=”pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);” onerror=”this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);”/>

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The floating AssistiveTouch button (similar to the Home button) is immediately displayed on the screen.

  Tap the floating AssistiveTouch Home button
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 AssistiveTouch menu expanded

If you like Siri, you can also just ask Siri to enable or disable AssistiveTouch for you. Just press and hold the side / power button or home button or say & # 39; Hey Siri & # 39; to open Siri. Now say the command "Enable AssistiveTouch" or "Disable AssistiveTouch".

 Enable AssistiveTouch from Siri

How to Enable AssistiveTouch with Control Center

If you don't want to use the physical buttons on your iPhone or iPad or talk to Siri, there is a other, more reliable option for you. You can add an accessibility shortcut control to the Control Center.

On your iPhone or iPad, open the "Settings" app, then go to the "Control Center" section.

 Tap Control Center from App Settings

Tap the "Customize Control" option here.

 Tap Customize Controls

Now swipe down and tap the plus button (+) next to the Accessibility Shortcuts option

 Tap the Plus button next to Accessibility Shortcuts [19659009] The accessibility shortcuts are added to the Control Center. You can use the three-line icon on the right to rearrange the controls.

 Reorder controls in Control Center

Now swipe down from the top right corner of the screen (or swipe up from the bottom of the screen if you're using an iPhone or iPad with a Home button) to see the Control Center.

 Swipe down from the top right corner to open the Control Center on iPhone

Here, find the newly added accessibility shortcuts and tap on it.

 Tap accessibility shortcuts in Control Center

Select the "AssistiveTouch" button to enable the floating Home button

 Tap AssistiveTouch from Control Center [19659009] Later, you can go back to the Control Center and tap the button again to disable AssistiveTouch.


Interested in doing more with the floating AssistiveTouch button? Here's how to customize the AssistiveTouch buttons and gestures on your iPhone or iPad.

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