Add Two Buttons to Your iPhone
We’ve previously talked about Back Tap, but it’s such a cool feature we needed to remind you it exists.
You can add one or two “buttons” on the back of your iPhone with the Back Tap feature. When enabled, you can tap twice or three times on the back of your iPhone to make it do a specific action, like taking a screenshot or opening the Notification Center.
Keep in mind that you can only use this feature on any iPhone that supports Face ID. It’s because the technology to register your taps isn’t available on iPhones with Touch ID, so this won’t work on any older iPhone or the second-generation iPhone SE.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Accessibility.
- Tap on Touch.
- Scroll all the way down and tap on Back Tap.
- Select Double or Triple Tap and assign an action to them.
- Once you’re done, tap twice on three times on the back of your iPhone to test it.
Keep in mind that if you’re using a case, Back Tap won’t work perfectly. This is a fairly new feature, so we should expect Apple to improve it in upcoming software updates.