The iPhone’s home button is a bigger deal than you think. It is not restricted to waking up your iPhone’s screen and unlocking your device. You can do a lot more with your iPhone’s home button like scanning Touch ID, activating Siri, opening the multitasking interface, and even more.
To help you get the most out of your iPhone’s home button, we have compiled a list of four exciting things you can do with your home button. Before we proceed, note that you need a modern version of iOS on your device (iOS 9 or newer).
Disable or enable Reachability
Reachability is a great feature that makes navigating your iPhone’s home screen much easier. Basically, the feature helps you reach the top of the iPhone’s screen with your thumb, something that was previously impossible to do on a larger iPhone.
To enable Reachability, you simply need to double tap the home button. This will shift down the contents of your iPhone’s screen, so you can easily access them with one-hand. If you want to disable Reachability, head to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn off the switch for Reachability.
Siri is a great addition to Apple’s mobile operating system, as she may help you a lot in your daily life. Apple has been working on improving its own personal assistant since the launch day. However, Siri still has the same problem. Sometimes you may find yourself triggering Siri by mistake, as all it takes is a long-press of a home button.
Fortunately, you can easily disable Siri without the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device. To do this, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and turn off the switch for Siri under Allow Access When Locked section.
Decrease click speed
By default, the speed required to double or triple click the home button on your iPhone may be a little bit too fast for some folks. Luckily, you can easily change the default speed between clicks on your device.
To do this, launch the Settings app, select General and tap on Accessibility. Once you are in, hit the Home Button option and select the option (Slow or Slowest).
Add Accessibility shortcuts
Apple allows you to assign additional tasks to your home button, so you can perform more functions on your device. The process is pretty simple, as you simply need to head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcuts and select the option from the popup. Once you are done, hit the home button three times to trigger the action.
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