Your iPhone has a hidden button that you didn’t know existed...

YOUR iPhone has a secret button that you probably never knew existed.

Better still, it will make your life a lot easier – you can control your iPhone in ingenious new ways.

You need to update to iOS 14 to unlock the new feature Photo credit: Apple

It’s called “Back Tap” and it’s part of the new iOS 14 software update.

How to use Back Tap on iPhone

To enable the feature, make sure you have updated to iOS 14.

Then go to your settings.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility. Then click on “Touch”.


Back tap is hidden in your Settings appPhoto credit: Apple

Then scroll down to “Tap Back”.

You have the choice between “Double Tap” and “Triple Tap”.

Regardless of what you choose, you have the same options.

Click here to see what features you can now control with two or three taps on the back of your phone.

This includes taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, enlarging, scrolling and much more.

For example, if you’d like to double-tap to take screenshots, click the Double-Tap option, then turn on Screenshot.

Now you should be able to take a screenshot by double-tapping the back of your phone.

Note that this feature may not work if you have a thick phone case.

You can toggle the functionality of the Back Tap controls or turn them off at any time by following the steps above.

We recommend setting Back Tap to Screenshot for quick snapshots
We recommend setting Back Tap to Screenshot for quick snapshotsPhoto credit: Apple

How to install iOS 14 on your iPhone

To get it, go to Settings> General> Software Update on your iPhone.

This will show you all of the software updates available, including iOS 14.

Don’t worry if the update is not yet available, it is still available, and it may not have reached some regions yet.

If the update is available, you will need to download and install it. This may take some time depending on the iPhone model.

Your iPhone will restart automatically and voila, iOS 14 is yours!

Make sure to read and follow our guide on how to back up your iPhone before installing the update.

This is how you make sure you don’t lose any data if something goes wrong.



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