Turn the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone into a button


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.

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The feature is called Back Tap, and if can be found as far of the amazing accessibility features that Apple has built into iOS.

Go 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
  • Home
  • Lock Screen
  • Mute
  • Notification Center
  • Reachability
  • Screenshot
  • Shake
  • Siri
  • Spotlight
  • Volume Down
  • Volume Up
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Classic Invert
  • Magnifier
  • Smart Invert
  • Speak Screen
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • 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!



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