How to Reduce Visibility of AssistiveTouch in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Why is AssistiveTouch button sitting idle on the screen peeking at everything you do and diverting your attention? Follow this quick guide to reduce AssistiveTouch's visibility/opacity in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad.

AssistiveTouch makes it super convenient to control your iPhone. Though primarily designed for the folks who have difficulty touching the screen or need an adaptive accessory, this Accessibility feature can be very handy for everyone who wants to effortlessly adjust volume, activate Siri, restart the device and more. Despite being so user-friendly, I hadn’t been using it on my iOS device. The problem? It was because its button would always be shouting on the screen, whether I need it or not; thereby distracting my attention especially when browsing the web or using any app. But that has changed for the better as you can now reduce the Opacity of AssistiveTouch in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad.

The latest iOS version allows you to dim the appearance of the button when not in use. As a result, you won’t be disturbed by it while using your device. Here is how it works…

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How to Lower AssistiveTouch Visibility/Opacity in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Next, you need to tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General

Step #2. Now, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings

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Step #3. Next, you have to scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch under Interaction section.

Tap on AssistiveTouch in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Idle Opacity.

Tap on Idle Opacity in AssistiveTouch Settings in iOS 11 on iPhone

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Step #5. Finally, drag the slider left/right to increase/decrease the visibility of AssistiveTouch.

Reduce Visibility of AssistiveTouch on iPhone in iOS 11

Drag the button to the left to lower the visibility, move it to the right to increase the same.

Video: How to Reduce Visibility of AssistiveTouch in iOS 11

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That’s it!

Wrapping up

Now, I’m going to use AssistiveTouch a lot more than what I used to. What about you?

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of 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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