Back Tap on iPhone and iPod touch


Tap tap. Take a screenshot. Or go to the Home Screen. Or open Control Center. You can set up Back Tap to perform an action when you double-tap or triple-tap the back of your device.  Back Tap in iOS 14, a quick double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone can open Control Center, take a screenshot, trigger accessibility-specific actions, and more. {alertInfo}

How-to Turn on Back Tap:

  • Check that you have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone 8 or later.
  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, and tap Back Tap.
  • Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap and choose an action.
  • Double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone to trigger the action you set.

You can even set a double or triple tap to trigger an Accessibility Shortcut to quickly access features like AssistiveTouch, Siri Shortcuts, Magnifier, Reachability, and VoiceOver.

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