How to Get Virtual Home Button on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Still missing Home button? You can add a virtual Home button on your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR to carry out many functions like taking a screenshot, adjusting volume with ease.

Feel nostalgic about the erstwhile Home button, which you loved using on your iPhone 8 or earlier devices? You are not alone as I’m also pretty much on the same side of the fence. Thankfully, there is a way to get a virtual Home button on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR.

If you have used iOS device before, you may have used “AssistiveTouch” and hence be fully aware of how user-friendly it is. For those unfamiliar, it’s designed to let you use your device more conveniently. For instance, you can restart your iPhone, take a screenshot, adjust volume and more using the virtual button. Even better, you can also customize action icons to get the most out of it.

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How to Add Virtual Home Button on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Launch Settings app on iPhone XStep #2. Now, tap on General.

Tap on General in iOS 11Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility in iOS 11Step #4. Next up, scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch and turn it on.

Tap on AssistiveTouch and Turn ON the Switch in iOS 11That’s it! Check out the floating Home button on your screen. Tap on it to open the menu and then use it to access Control Center, invoke Siri, rotate screen and more. Go through this quick guide to get the most out of it.

Customize Action Icons for AssistiveTouch on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

As mentioned above, you can also customize AssistiveToch to suit your needs better. For instance, you can tap the floating-button once to capture a screenshot.

Step #1. Open Settings → General → Accessibility → AssistiveTouch.

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Step #2. Now, you need to assign custom actions to directly interact with Assistive Touch icon.

Customize Action Icons for AssistiveTouch On iPhone XFor instance, select Single – Tap and then select what you want to access or do from the available options. In this test, I’m going to select the Screenshot. Now, when I tap on the AssistiveTouch button, it will let me capture a screenshot.

Tap on Single-Tap and then select Screenshot in iOS 11Select 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 and iPad

iOS 11 or later allows you to reduce the opacity of AssistiveTouch when not in use. As a result, it doesn’t seem to be distractive. Jump over to this post to find out how it works.

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How to Use Accessibility Shortcut in iOS 12/11

With iOS 11 or later, you can quickly access Accessibility shortcut right from Control Center on your device. Head over here to know more about it.

That’s done!

Your take:

I find swipe gestures very handy on iPhone X series. They allow you to navigate through your device with ease. I’d say they have ably replaced Home button. But, if you haven’t been able to get used to the gestures, use AssistiveTouch to control your device.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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