Did you know that your iPhone has a secret button? It’s true – provided that you’ve upgraded to iOS 14 and have an iPhone 8 or newer, that is.
As of the latest version of iOS 14, Apple launched a feature called “Back Tap.”
Back Tap was originally designed to be an accessibility feature, but it allows you to either double or triple tap the back of your phone to perform a range of custom tasks depending on your needs.
This can include taking a screenshot, locking your phone, or even launching certain apps.
Here’s how you can start using “Back Tap” on your own device right away.
1. Unlock your phone and open the “Settings” application.
2. Scroll through and select the option labeled “Accessibility” from the menu.
3. Tap once on the option labeled “Touch.”
4. Select the option labeled “Back Tap.”
5. Choose how many taps you’d like to initiate. “Double Tap” enables the feature after two taps, while “Triple Tap” enables it after three.
6. Scroll through the list and select what you’d like the “Back Tap” feature to actually do. You can have it enable Siri, increase or decrease the volume, open “Spotlight” search and more.
Once you’ve made your selection, you’re done.
You can now exit the “Settings” app, and start using “Back Tap” with two or three taps whenever you want. Pretty Amazing!
You need to advise that it doesn’t work with a case on the phone. Also you can choose both 2 taps and three taps. I love you emails. Keep the coming.
Works on my 12max
David Pentrack says
Works on my case
Mine works with the case on.
Anise Moten says
Yes it does work with a case on. Tap where the apple is in the back. Or just below it.
Sue Hindson McKinney says
Works with my case
Not with the otter box
I works with my case! It’s an Apple leather case.
it works on my case…
It worked on my iPhone 11 Pro Max, and I have a heavy case on my phone!
Works with my case on …love it! Thanks for telling me about it..I love your info messages!
Works on my case iphone8
Debra Whitsett says
It did work through my case. Maybe it depends on the type of case you have. Love this! Thank you!
It does work with a case on.
Nancy Lowe says
Mine works with the screen shot. Love it!
Every one has a ‘case’ for their phone. Sounds like a good feature…
Love your IPhone (and IPad) tips; keep them coming!
Ann Staley says
My case/cover is Loopy & it does work, maybe too good. Been taking screenshots when I lay phone down sometimes.
Judy Paschall says
Absolutely love your emails!
So informative… I’ve learned so much!
Keep them coming!!
lois w hughes says
Works fine with a cover..
So cool! Thank you!
Had to change my screen shot from 2tap to 3 tap because it would go off several times when I placed my phone down on flat service. Not sure why but doesn’t do it any more.
JANET HABER says
so cool – screen shot works through case –
Alfonso Diaz says
My works with case on as well!!
Mine works with the case. I did not expect it to.
Works with my case.
Nice feature, doesn’t work with the OtterBox
Fran Jolliffe says
Mine doesnt have ‘“Back Touch”
Any chance of them adding the new app library to the options?
Can you only choose one option?
Christy Caldwell says
Thank you, this little trick was very helpful. I could never figure out how to do a screenshot, now I can.