How to activate the Assistive Touch Home button on iPhone

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In this digital age full of innovation and new technological advances that, thinking about our needs, comforts and preferences, make our life easier and more dynamic, tools have emerged that even allow us to extend the useful life of our mobile devices, one of those valuable tools is Assistive Touch.

One of the main and most cumbersome problems that force, even if we do not want it, to have to replace the smart device, often generating an unexpected expense in our budget is the failure or total damage of the physical buttons of our iphone, which makes it impossible to its correct functioning and its correct use.

It is for the reasons already mentioned above that for some years the Apple company has been designing a resource that allows us to replace the physical buttons of our mobile phone with digital and improved buttons that we can adapt to our needs and tastes.

Extending the life of our iphone and, therefore, saving us an expense in our economy. In short, there are many possibilities and benefits that this well thought-out tool offers you.

To activate the pulsante Assistive Touch Home on your iphone 11, iphone 11 Pro or iphone 11 Pro Max and enjoy its valuable benefits, follow the steps that we will indicate below and enjoy the experience that will provide you with comfort and durability to your equipment. It should be noted that this button can be activated regardless of whether the Home button on your iPhone is not working.

Steps to disable the Assistive Touch feature from the settings


Mainly to activate or disable the Assistive Touch function , all you have to do first is go to configuration or settings, then go down and enter "general", then scroll down and look for where it says accessibility then select the option where the word " assistant " Toccata 'and when you click you will activate the green bar and if you want to deactivate it, click on the bar again and that's it.

To understand it in more detail in case of doubt, on the main screen go to the "Settings" icon and enter, then select " Accessibilità ”In the options list and, going down the screen, then press“ Touch ”, immediately see the“ Assistive Touch ”option is where you can activate or deactivate this tool.

When you activate it you will immediately notice that the " Home ”Will appear on the screen to help you, by pressing it you will see that from there you can access notifications and Siri, for example, as well as having the“ Customize ”option to create your own shortcuts, according to your needs and requirements.

How to disable Assistive Touch using Siri

If you are very fond of Siri, you can also ask Siri to enable or disable Assistive Touch for you , since you'll just have to hold down the side power button or home button, or you can even say “Hi Siri” so that Siri appears. Now, say the command “Turn on assist touch” or the same way but turn it off. 

With clear and well articulated voice, tell Siri that you want to activate the Assistive Touch, once you understand it you will notice that the option to activate will appear on the screen and, automatically, Siri will show you its activation and then the desired Home button will appear; to deactivate it, carry out the same procedure. If you want to disable Siri it will do you good to read this article.

Is it possible to enable and disable Assistive Touch from the control center?

So it can be activated or deactivated in this way, since " Assistive Touch ”Can also be added to the accessibility shortcut for quick access from the control center or you can use the side button or the home button. 

Uses and Benefits of Assistive Touch

The uses we can give to this precious resource are very different, ranging from very simple functions such as adjusting the volume, locking the screen and restarting the device, to slightly more complex functions such as "Read screen aloud" or open "Spotlight".

One of the most notable advantages of this tool is to insert functions such as taking a screenshot or calling Siri, which, not having Assistive Touch activated, we could only access by moving the device or pressing the physical buttons of the iPhone.

To customize the Assistive Touch Home button menu and change the number, order, and content of the buttons, go to "Settings", select "Accessibility"award “touch” and then "Assistive Touch", choose “customize menu” and finally, choose an icon to replace it with the one you prefer, you can also determine how many icons you want to remove or add.

It is also important to indicate that the Home button it can be dragged to your liking and comfort anywhere on the screen and moved back as many times as you want so it doesn't hinder or hinder your mobile device activities.

It should be noted that when you press the Assistive Touch Home button on your iPhone, the corresponding menu will open by default, similarly, when you press outside the menu, anywhere on the screen, it will close.

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