The secret button Apple added to your iPhone through iOS 14

Back tap ios 14
Back tap ios 14

Did you know that your iPhone got a new button with the new iOS 14 update? Chances are you probably didn’t notice this cool feature. This new feature is known as “BACK TAP”. Read along to learn how to enable this amazing feature.

What is Back Tap?

Back Tap is an amazing feature apple rolled to iPhone users with the release of the new iOS14 update. This feature adds a fascinating new “button” to your phone that blurs the line between hardware and software.

Compatability – The Back Tap feature ONLY works with Works with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max and above

What does Back Tap do?

Back Tap turns the entire back of your iPhone into a giant touch-sensitive button that you can double or triple tap to trigger specific functions on your phone. Its intended purpose is to give users more options for interacting with their devices. Most of Back Tap’s options reflect that, with settings to open the app switcher, notification menu, or control center; scroll through an app or webpage; trigger Siri; or take a screenshot.

The possibility of using this back tap feature is endless when combined with the shortcuts app. So you guys have all the creativity and intelligent thinking to put this new feature BACK TAP to different uses.

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How to enable BACK TAP

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap.
  • Choose Double Tap or Triple Tap, then choose an action


IOS 14 back tap
IOS 14 back tap

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