Here's a tip for all you iPhone users out there who run iOS 14 (which, according to the data, seems to be most of you). You can add a new button to your iPhone.
No, it's not a real button (you don't have to make any holes in your iPhone), but instead a virtual one.
And it's super useful.
The feature is called Back Tap, and it is one of the amazing accessibility features that Apple has built into iOS.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, and then scroll to the bottom and tap Back Tap. You can now create back taps for both double and triple taps.
There are a whole bunch of actions you can choose from:
- App Switcher
- Control Center
- Lock Screen
- Notification Center
- Volume Down
- Volume Up
- Classic Invert
- Smart Invert
- Speak Screen
- Scroll Down
- Scroll Up
I have it set so I have Reachability on the double-tap (I have the Pro Max iPhone, but small hands), and Control Center on the triple-tap. If I'm doing a lot of screenshotting, I put this on the double-tap, and it saves me a lot of time.
If you find this feature useful, another accessibility feature I recommend you check out is AssistiveTouch. I've been using this for some time now, and it's become a core part of my daily workflow.
You'll thank me later!