Use Back Tap on your iPhone

With Back Tap in iOS 14 or later, a quick double- or triple-tap on the back of your iPhone can open Control Centre, take a screenshot, trigger accessibility-specific actions and more.

Turn on Back Tap

  1. Check that you have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone 8 or later.

  2. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, and tap Back Tap.

  3. Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap and choose an action.

  4. Double- or triple-tap on the back of your iPhone to trigger the action you've set.

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

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