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Have you ever wished for a simpler way to perform tasks on your iPhone? Well, Apple has a feature that might just revolutionize the way you interact with your device: Back Tap. This addition turns the back of your iPhone into a touch-sensitive button, allowing you to execute actions and shortcuts with just a tap.

So, how does it work? It’s as easy as double-tapping or triple-tapping the back of your iPhone. With Back Tap, you can seamlessly perform actions like taking a screenshot, activating an accessibility feature, running a shortcut, and much more—all without even unlocking your device.

To harness the power of Back Tap, follow these simple steps:

  1. Access Settings: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to Accessibility: Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.”
  3. Select Touch: Within the Accessibility menu, tap on “Touch.”
  4. Enable Back Tap: Scroll down and select “Back Tap.”
  5. Choose Your Tap: You have the option to set up either a double tap or a triple tap. Tap on your preferred option.
  6. Assign an Action: Now comes the fun part—choosing what action you want to perform with each tap. Select from a range of preset actions or dive into the Shortcuts app to create your own custom shortcuts.
  7. Tap Away: Once you’ve configured Back Tap to your liking, simply double-tap or triple-tap the back of your iPhone to execute the assigned action.

And there you have it! With Back Tap, you now have a convenient and intuitive way to interact with your iPhone. Whether you’re capturing a moment with a screenshot or streamlining your workflow with custom shortcuts, the possibilities are endless.

But what if you decide Back Tap isn’t for you? Not to worry—disabling it is just as easy. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Access Settings: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to Accessibility: Tap on “Accessibility.”
  3. Select Touch: Within the Accessibility menu, tap on “Touch.”
  4. Disable Back Tap: Scroll down and select “Back Tap.”
  5. Choose Your Tap: Select whether you want to disable the double tap or triple tap option.
  6. Set to None: Tap on “None” to turn off Back Tap.

So, whether you’re a casual user looking to streamline your iPhone experience or a power user eager to unlock the full potential of your device, Back Tap is a feature worth exploring. With just a tap on the back of your iPhone, you can do more than ever before.

Written by: Ian Fraser

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