Use AssistiveTouch on iPhone
AssistiveTouch helps you use iPhone if you have difficulty touching the screen or pressing the buttons. You can use AssistiveTouch without any accessory to perform actions or gestures that are difficult for you. You can also use a compatible adaptive accessory (such as a joystick) together with AssistiveTouch to control iPhone.
With AssistiveTouch, you can use a simple tap (or the equivalent on your accessory) to perform actions such as the following:
Open the AssistiveTouch menu
Go to the Home screen
Perform multifinger gestures
Access Control Center, notifications, Lock screen, or App Switcher
Adjust the volume on iPhone
Take a screenshot
Use 3D Touch to peek at previews and pop open items (on models with 3D Touch)
Use Apple Pay (on models that support Apple Pay)
Use Emergency SOS
Set up AssistiveTouch
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Turn on AssistiveTouch” or “Turn off AssistiveTouch.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Or do the following:
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch.
Turn on AssistiveTouch.
To customize AssistiveTouch, tap any of the following:
Customize Top Level Menu: The menu can have up to eight actions.
Single-Tap, Double-Tap, Long Press, or 3D Touch: Assign custom actions that run when you interact with the menu button.
Idle Opacity: Adjust the visibility of the menu button when not in use.
Create New Gesture: Add your favorite gestures.
Move the AssistiveTouch menu button
Drag the menu button to a new location on the screen.
Tap the menu button, then choose an action or gesture.
For a multifinger gesture, do the following:
Pinch: Tap Custom, then tap Pinch. When the pinch circles appear, touch anywhere on the screen to move the pinch circles, then drag them in or out to perform a pinch gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
Multifinger swipe or drag: Tap Device > More > Gestures, then tap the number of digits needed for the gesture. When the circles appear on the screen, swipe or drag in the direction required by the gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
To return to the previous menu, tap the arrow in the center of the menu. To exit the menu without performing a gesture: Tap anywhere outside the menu.
Create custom gestures
You can add your favorite gestures (such as touch and hold or two-finger rotation) to the AssistiveTouch menu. You can even create several gestures with different degrees of rotation.
Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Create New Gesture.
Perform your gesture on the recording screen. For example:
Touch-and-hold gesture: Touch and hold your finger in one spot until the recording progress bar reaches halfway, then lift your finger. Be careful not to move your finger while recording, or the gesture will be recorded as a drag.
Two-finger rotation gesture: Rotate two fingers on the iPhone screen around a point between them. (You can do this with a single finger or stylus—just create each arc separately, one after the other.)
If you record a sequence of taps or drags, they’re all played back at the same time. For example, using one finger or a stylus to record four separate, sequential taps at four locations on the screen creates a simultaneous four-finger tap.
If your gesture doesn’t turn out quite right, tap Cancel, then try again.
When you’re satisfied with your gesture, tap Save, then name the gesture.
To use your custom gesture, tap the AssistiveTouch menu button, tap Custom, then choose the gesture. When the blue circles representing your gesture appear, drag them to where you want to use the gesture, then release.