The new iPhone X launched in last month without a home button is the biggest change they have in the recent years. Many iPhone users are not happy with this move, if you are one of them, then don’t worry. In this article, I am going to tell you the trick using which you can get a virtual home button for your iPhone X. The Apple’s accessibility feature essentially behaves as a software home button that can do a lot more than just take you home.
After AssistiveTouch is enabled and set up on your iPhone X, you can assign 3D Touch and long press shortcuts to the floating on-screen button. And when you tap on it, several shortcuts will show up including things like accessing Siri, App Switcher, taking a Screenshot and more.
Steps to Add/Get a Virtual Home Button on iPhone X
Now, let’s start with the steps which you have to follow for adding the Virtual Home Button on your new iPhone X.
Step 1: The first step is to Open the Settings app on your iPhone X.
Step 2: After opening the Settings, Go to the General Settings.
Step 3: Now, you will see different options. From the various options available, tap on Accessibility option below Carplay. For your reference, I have provided the image below.
Step 4: Now, scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch. Initially, it is turned off, you have to turn it on.
After doing all the above steps properly, you will see a floating Home button on your screen. Now tap on the button and achieve different functions available on the button. If you feel like it’s getting in your way, just drag and drop it to any side you want.
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Steps to Customize Action Icons for AssistiveTouch On iPhone X
After adding this Home Button to your iPhone X, you can also Customize the Actions Performed for this AssistiveTouch. You can perform the different activities like taking screenshots, phone switch off, and many other functions.
Step 1: For achieving this, you have to first follow the above steps and reach to the AssistiveTouch option. Go to Settings → General → Accessibility → AssistiveTouch.
Step 2: After reaching there, now you have to apply the actions to the button. There, you will see four options named as Single-Tap, Double-Tap, Long Press, and 3D Touch. You can set the functionality of your button for all of these functions.
Step 3: Now tap on one of the options and after this choose the functionality to perform for that option. For your reference, I am providing the image below.
In the above-mentioned image, I have done the setting for Single-Tap. So, when Single-Tap the AssistiveTouch button, it will let me capture a screenshot because I have set the functionality to Screenshot.
Similar to above, you can now do the settings for Double-Tap. So, similarly select Double-Tap and then choose what you want to access or do with it. Likewise, you can select Long Press and 3D Touch and then select the suitable action. There are 22 actions you can choose from.
How to Reduce Opacity of AssistiveTouch on iPhone X
You can also Reduce the Opacity of AssistiveTouch on iPhone and iPad if your phone is updated to iOS 11. So, after reducing the opacity, the button will not distract you in any of your work. You can easily set the opacity according to your preference. Just follow these simple steps for doing this.
Step 1: Go to the Settings app and then go to General option.
Step 2: Now, tap on Accessibility and then you have to scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch under Interaction section.
Step 3: There you see different options, form these options, select Idle Opacity.
Step 4: Now finally, drag the slider left/right to increase/decrease the visibility of AssistiveTouch.
Now, with the above steps, you can now control the Opacity of the Home Button according to your preference.
So, this is all for this article. Hope the above procedure will be easy to use with your iPhone X and the Virtual Home Button will be added to your iPhone X. If you have any query regarding this article, then please comment below. We will be grateful to solve your problem and provide you with the appropriate solution.
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