The AssistiveTouch feature on the iPhone and iPad is a boon for accessibility. This gives you software shortcuts for hardware buttons and allows you to adjust the movements. If you frequently use the AssistiveTouch feature, here’s how to quickly enable or disable it.
How to Add Assist Touches to Accessibility Shortcuts
You usually need to explore the Accessibility section in the Settings application every time you want to enable or disable the Assistive Touch feature. IPad users who have additional features mapped to their mouse, such as clicking a button to go to the Home screen, find themselves often activating and deactivating the Assistive Touch feature.
You can save a lot of time by adding the Help Touch to the Accessibility Shortcut feature. Once added, you can deactivate Assistive Touch using the Side key or from the Control Center.
Here, swipe down and tap on the “Accessibility Shortcut” option.
Now, select the “AssistiveTouch” button.
Your iPhone or iPad will let you know that once you activate the Accessibility Shortcuts feature, Emergency SOS will no longer function by triple-clicking the Side / Power button. Instead, you now have to press and hold the Side key and one of the Volume buttons. Tap the “Continue” button to continue.
Accessibility Features Shortcuts are now active.
How to quickly activate AssistiveTouch
Now the Accessibility Shortcuts feature is activated for AssistiveTouch, all you have to do is triple click the Side / Power button on your iPhone or iPad (or the Home physical button if you are using an older iPhone or iPad) to activate AssistiveTouch.
The floating Assistive Touch button (which resembles the Home button) will appear on the screen instantly.
After you tap the Assistive Touch button, you will see an expanded menu and see all shortcuts.
If you like Siri, you can also ask Siri to enable or disable Assistive Touch for you. Just press and hold the Side / Power button or the Home button, or say “Hi Siri” to open Siri. Now, say the “Enable AssistiveTouch” or “Disable AssistiveTouch” command
How to Activate the Touch Assistant Using the Control Center
If you don’t want to use physical buttons on your iPhone or iPad or talk to Siri, there are other more reliable options for you. You can add the Accessibility Shortcuts control to the Control Center.
On your iPhone or iPad, open the “Settings” application and then go to the “Control Center” section.
Here, tap on the “Customize Control” option.
Now, swipe down and tap the Plus (+) button next to the Accessibility Shortcuts option.
The Accessibility Shortcut Control will be added to the Control Center. You can use the three-row handle icon on the right edge to reorder the controls.
Now, swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen (or swipe up from the bottom of the screen if you are using an iPhone or iPad with the Home button) to open the Control Center.
Here, look for the newly added Accessibility Shortcuts control and tap on it.
Select the “AssistiveTouch” button to activate the floating Home button.
Then, you can return to the Control Center and tap the button again to turn off AssistiveTouch.