Use Touch Accommodations with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use the Touch Accommodations accessibility feature on your iOS device to change the way your device's screen responds to touch.

Touch Accommodations includes several features. To use them, first go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations and turn on Touch Accommodations.

Then take a look at your options, below.

If you want your device to respond only to touches of a certain duration

You can set your device to respond to touches only after holding your finger on the screen for a certain period of time, called the hold duration.

Here's how to start using Hold Duration:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations. 
  2. Turn on Hold Duration.
  3. Tap the - and + buttons to change the time.

If you want your device to ignore multiple touches

If you have trouble touching the screen once—you touch the screen a few times quickly—turn on Ignore Repeat. Then, if you touch the screen several times quickly, your device will treat them as one. You can change the amount of time that your device will treat several touches as one.

Here's how to start using Ignore Repeat:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations. 
  2. Turn on Ignore Repeat.
  3. Tap the - and + buttons to change the time.

If you want your device to respond to the first or the last place you touch

If you touch the screen at the place you want, but your finger drags to a different place before you can make a selection, turn on Tap Assistance with Use Initial Touch Location. 

If you have trouble touching the screen at the place you want, but you can move to it by dragging from another place, turn on Tap Assistance with Use Final Touch Location.

Here's how to start using Tap Assistance:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations. 
  2. Tap Use Initial Touch Location or Use Final Touch Location. 

With Tap Assistance, your device responds to a tap when you lift your finger within a certain period of time, called the gesture delay. Your device can respond to other gestures, like drags, if you wait longer than the gesture delay.

Tap the - and + buttons to change the gesture delay.

With iphone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Tap Assistance works with 3D Touch. Your device will respond to your first or final touch, light or firm.

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