About the Accessibility Shortcut for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Learn how to add VoiceOver, Assistive Touch, Guided Access, and more to your Control Center for easy access. And use triple-click to quickly access frequently used Accessibility features.

Use the Side button

If you have an iPhone X or later, you have a Side button instead of a Home button. Follow these steps:

  • To set up Accessibility Shortcut: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut, then select the features that you use the most.
  • To use Accessibility Shortcut: Triple-click the Side button.
  • To slow down the double-click or triple-click speed for the Side button: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Side Button, then change the setting.

Use the Home button

  • To set up Accessibility Shortcut: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut, then select the features that you use the most.
  • To use Accessibility Shortcut: Triple-click the Home button.
  • To slow down the double-click or triple-click speed for the Home button: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Home Button, then change the setting.

Use Control Center

  • To customise Control Center: Go to Settings > Control Center > Customise Controls, then tap next to accessibility features such as Accessibility Shortcuts, Magnifier, Hearing Aids and Guided Access.
  • To activate an accessibility feature from Control Center: Open Control Center, then tap the accessibility feature.
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