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Tips & Tricks // AssistiveTouch: Stop Poking Your Home Button

I came about this neat trick from my cuz. He uses AssistiveTouch because he doesn’t want to wear down his home button. I’ve been trying it out and it takes a bit of re-training to not use your physical home button but hey it’s a neat trick that people may find useful. So here we go:
On your iOS device…
Settings > General > Accessibilty > (scroll down to Physical & Motor) > AssistiveTouch (toggle ON)
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You will notice a new translucent floating white dot on your screen (you can move this around and it does try to get out of the way when the keyboard pops up)
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When you hit the dot you will be presented with the AssistiveTouch menu:
Home: The virtual or on-screen home button works (single tap is home, double tap brings up task switcher/manager, and hold will bring up Siri) the same as the physical one.
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Device: Includes some nifty shortcuts (so yes you can even stop using your physical, volume and vibrate switches, and power button if you want to turn off the screen)IMG_1669
Gestures: Give you options on how many fingers are used on the screen.
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Here I have it replicating five (5) fingers on the screen:
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Favorites: Here you can create your own macros or set of gestures there is pinch, I’ve created swipe right and left as a demo (if you’re wondering how I got the hand pointing left/right read my EMOJI tip)
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Tapping on a blank (dotted box with + sign) brings you to the New Gesture recording page.
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Well I hope you find this tip useful. Play around it some more and let me know how it goes for you.

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