How to activate Assistive Touch if your iPhone home button doesn't work

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Nor is that the button home gets damaged or stops working out of thin air. These devices are resistant and it is unlikely that this button will not work. However, there is always the possibility that it can happen.

Almost everything we do on our device can be done with the touch screen without using any physical buttons. However, every now and then you need to use the Home button for quickly exit an app.


In case it stops working or you just want to avoid having to use it. Then you will be happy to know that iOS has an alternative that doesn't just replace that physical button. But it can also be used to make your day with your Apple device easier.


Next, we will see how to enable Assistive Touch for supplant the physical home button of your iPhone and we will also tell you some things you can do with this very interesting and above all quite useful function.

Turn on Assistive Touch when the home button doesn't work

Apple has always included accessibility options on its devices. This is extremely useful when we don't want to use the home button or it has stopped working for some reason.

Therefore, to access these options, all we have to do is go to " Settings ", so " General ", Then look for the option" Accessibilità "And finally " AssistiveTouch ".

An alternative is to use Siri. We just have to ask them with " Activate AssistiveTouch ”Or ask them to deactivate it.

This way you can activate AssistiveTouch to use the screen options you need to be able to use your device without having to use the physical buttons. Nor does it just perform the function of the home button, it serves many other things.



Attiva Assistive Touch su iPhone

Among other functions (configurable) you can rotate or lock the screen, mute the sound, increase or decrease the volume, etc. As if that weren't enough, you can also take screenshots.

You can use gestures to add more functions from AssistiveTouch> Device> More> Gestures.

As mentioned above, you can customize AssistiveTouch to do pretty much what you want. For this, all you have to do is from the menu, press on an empty space that has a box and an icon with the symbol " + ”And by moving your finger on the screen you will be able to register a gesture.


Therefore, AssistiveTouch has a large number of uses and has many functions that can be very useful. It's a matter of having a little patience and customizing it for more options.

However, you already know how to activate Assistive Touch if your iPhone home button doesn't work. The most advisable thing would be to use it even though the start button is working. This is more to take care of it and that its useful life is longer especially if you later want to sell the phone for whatever reason.


Remember that if you have any questions or suggestions you can share them with us through the comments box that you will find a little further down. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this feature for Apple devices.

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