How to Use AssistiveTouch on iOS Devices

AssistiveTouch is amongst the most useful accessibility features that can assist people with limited or impaired motor skills to use their iPhones or iPads to the maximum capability. When you enable AssistiveTouch, you can perform a number of actions such as multi-finger swipe, 3D Touch, etc. Let’s go through the process of using AssistiveTouch on iPhones and iPads.

Steps to enable AssistiveTouch

  1. In the Settings app, tap on General.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down and select AssistiveTouch.
  4. Toggle the bar next to AssistiveTouch to On position.

How to use AssistiveTouch in iPhones and iPads?

  • Find the whitish circular icon located on display.
  • Grab the AssistiveTouch button and move it to any area of the screen, according to your preference. Just drag and drop it to change its position.
  • In order to use the various options included in AssistiveTouch, you need to tap on its icon.
  • Hit the Home option, and it will function similar to the iPhone or iPad’s home button.
  • If you tap on Favorites, you will get a menu that can be customized for additional gestures. When you tap on the blank Favorites columns, a new screen will open wherein you can add and tweak more customized gestures.
  • Tap on the Siri option, and the standard Siri menu will launch.
  • When you tap on Device, you will get a few options for customizations. You will be able to lower or raise the volume, rotate the display, lock the screen, silence or unmute notifications, and visit other options.
  • When you hit the More option below Device, you will get additional options to enable several screen gestures. You can enable multi-finger touch gestures, phone shake, access the multitasking page, and also snap screenshots.

How to use Additional AssistiveTouch Options?

Taking Screenshots

  1. Touch the AssistiveTouch icon.
  2. Press the Device icon at the right-hand side.
  3. Now, select More.
  4. Just touch the Screenshot option at the right.

Adjusting Volume

  1. Touch the AssistiveTouch icon.
  2. After that, press the Device button on the right side.
  3. Now, you can select Volume Up or Volume Down.
  4. You can also select Mute or Unmute.
  5. Locking the Screen
  6. Touch the AssistiveTouch icon on the screen.
  7. Select the Device icon.
  8. Hit the Lock Screen option in the upper left-hand side.

Accessing the multitasking screen

  1. Touch the Assistive Touch icon.
  2. Select the Device option.
  3. Now, hit the More option.
  4. Select Multitasking.

Emma Justine is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Emma has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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