Among the many notable features, the most notable is the “Back Touch” Accessibility feature. It not only lets you activate commonly used features like Control Center, Notification Center, and App Switcher, but also allows you to do things like trigger Siri and even capture a screenshot with a quick double or triple tap on the back of the iPhone. Better still, you can even customize the Back Tap Accessibility feature in iOS 14 on your iPhone to perform actions quickly.
While this new Accessibility feature is primarily designed for people with different disabilities, anyone can take advantage of it to perform certain tasks without having to dive into Settings or press physical buttons. Specifically, iOS 14 allows you to customize both double and triple back taps so you can set the preferred feature/action to activate. Does it sound interesting? Let me show you how it works!
Customize Tap Back Accessibility in iOS 14
one. Settings app on your iOS device.
2. Tap now. Accessibility choice.
3. Next, tap on it. To touch.
4. Next, scroll down and tap on it. Tap Back.
5th place, Two options:
- Double Tap
- Three Touch
Choose your preferred movement based on your comfort. Depending on your needs, you can tweak both double and triple taps to activate a particular iOS feature.
6. Now select your desired back tap action from the list of options as below. Accessibility Shortcut, AssistiveTouch, App Switcher, Control Center Volume Up/Down, VoiceOver, and more. Next, exit the Settings app.
I’ll set up double tap for screenshot and triple tap for Siri. What about you?
7. Finally, double or triple tap the back of your device to initiate the selected action.
List of Actions in Tap Back Accessibility
Here are all the actions you can assign to a double- or triple-tap using the back-tap accessibility feature:
- Accessibility Shortcut
- Application Switcher
- Control Center
- Lock screen
- Silent Notification Center
- Turn the volume down
- Volume up
- Assistive touch
- Classic Inversion
- magnifying glass
- Smart Invert
- Speak Screen
- zoom in
- Scroll down
- scroll up
- Shortcuts (all custom shortcuts used in the Shortcuts App)
Use Back Tap Accessibility in iOS 14
So you can fine-tune the all-new back-tap Accessibility feature. Ever since I installed iOS 14, I’ve been using this nifty little feature. It works as expected without any hiccups. Since the latest iteration of iOS has tons of equally awesome features, I’m going to share them. Recently we covered the amazing Voice Recognition feature which you can read by clicking the link. So stay tuned so you don’t miss them.