Use AssistiveTouch on iPhone 6
Edited by Kara, Rushell, Eng
Hello. You are watching VisiHow, and in this video, I'll show you how to add an AssistiveTouch button to your iPhone 6.
Let's unlock the screen by using the fingerprint scan on the Home button.
We need to go to the Settings.
The icon looks like a gray gear.
On the Settings menu, scroll down until you get to General and tap on that.
At General settings, scroll to find and tap on Accessibility.
Scroll down on the Accessibility settings menu until you reach the last section called Interaction.
The second option in that section is AssistiveTouch. This is where you want to go.
First, I will explain what AssistiveTouch is.
If you don't want to have to press the Home button every time you want to switch applications or lock the screen, or you feel it is inconvenient to keep having to go down to the Home button, the AssistiveTouch button will allow you to have a button closer to where your thumb or finger would natural be as you hold your phone. Instead of going all the way down to the bottom of the phone, you will have a button you can push right on your screen. To set that up, let's look at the AssistiveTouch settings we have just opened. To turn on AssistiveTouch, simply tap on the switch directly across from AssistiveTouch on your screen.
You should see the button appear on your screen.
You can move this button to the place that is most convenient for you.
Personally, I like to keep it right under my thumb on the right side.
This is how I how I hold my phone normally.
Therefore, having the button right where my thumb would naturally be as I hold my phone would be the most helpful for me.
To recap, AssistiveTouch allows you to use your iPhone more comfortably if you have difficulty touching the screen, or you need an adaptive accessory, or if you don't want to have to use the Home button as often.
Let me show you how this works once it is set up. When you tap on the button set up on your screen, a menu appears.
Tapping on each icon brings up a different menu.
The phone icon is the Device menu.
On the Device menu, I can go to the lock screen, adjust the volume, mute the sound, and more.
Back on the original menu is a button that will take me to the Home Screen.
This is how you could exit applications.
Let's try a demonstration of that.
Open the Photos application by tapping on the multi-colored flower.
The AssistiveTouch button may appear rather faded, or almost invisible, on the screen after you have not touched the screen for a few seconds.
You should be able to see it again when you move your screen around.
While in your Photos, tap on the AssistiveTouch button.
You can go to your notifications panel but tapping on the icon at the top of the pop-up menu.
You can go to any of the other sections mentioned as well, or you can just tap the button icon at the bottom to return to the Home screen.
The AssistiveTouch button will remain on your screen until you decide to go into those settings again to remove it.
I will show you how to do that. First, go to Settings again by tapping on the gray gear icon.
On the Settings main menu, tap on General.
Next, go to Accessibility.
Scroll down at the Accessibility Settings screen and tap on AssistiveTouch in the Interaction section.
Now, to turn the feature off, we just tap the switch on the right side of the screen.
The button on the screen will disappear, and you can use your original Home button again.
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Video: Use AssistiveTouch on iPhone 6
Recent edits by: Rushell, Kara