How to Control Your iPhone by Tilting Your Head

If you too unwilling to use your fingers and thumbs to operate iPhone, you can control with your head. Want to know how? Read on…

How wonderful it is to have somebody or something at your beck and call! It is human to control others – whether it is an animate or inanimate thing. We are not sure about other things but you can always control your iPhone with your head movement.

Floored, aren’t you? iPhone, running on iOS 7 and later, has this hidden feature that might have escaped your attention. This feature allows you to manage many things on the screen with your head. As a matter of fact, everything you do, do it with your head in it. But here you need to take your head in literal sense because you can perform many functions by moving your head right or left.

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Control iPhone with Head Movement

This amazing feature is in the Switch Control section, which gained little attention from users. The procedure is a bit lengthy as it contains many steps.

How to Control iPhone by Moving Your Head

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

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Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iOS 9 on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Switch Control under the INTERACTION section.

Tap on Switch Control in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

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Step #4. Toggle Switch Control ON.

Enable Switch Control on iPhone

Step #5. Now tap on Switches option.

Tap on Switches in Switch Control Settings on iPhone

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Step #6. Tap on Add New Switch.

Add New Switch in Accessibility on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on Camera.

Select Source for Switch Control on iPhone

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Step #8. Choose any movement from Left Head Movement and Right Head Movement.

Select Head Movement in Switch Control on iPhone

Step #9. Now select a switch action from SCANNER & SYSTEM sections.

Select Head Movement Action for Switch Control

For this how-to, I chose Right Head Movement and from SYSTEM, I tapped on Decrease Volume. Note that once you choose any Switch, you can see two vertical blue bars on the phone’s screen. You can also add multiple switches for Left and Right Head Movement.

Enjoy this action and share your feedback with us in comment, on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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