How to Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

To make the most of some of my favorite Accessibility tools like AssistiveTouch and Color Filters, I like using Accessibility Shortcut on my iPhone Xs. The shortcut makes it pretty simple to access several Accessibility features.

Once you have enabled the Accessibility Shortcut on your iPhone X series, you can bring your selected features into action in a jiffy. Just by triple-clicking the side button you can easily access your preferred features. Let me help you get started!

How to Enable and Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X, iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR

To get going, you need to select the features you want to access using the shortcut.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in Settings App on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Accessibility Shortcut.

Tap on Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

Step #3. Finally, you have to select the features you want to use. You have eight options to choose from:

  • AssistiveTouch: It allows you to carry out several things like taking a screenshot and restart your device without using any button.
  • Classic Invert Colors: Lets you reverse the colors of your iPhone display.
  • Color filters: It lets you filter colors to help you read the text conveniently.
  • Reduce White Point: Lets you decrease the brightness of colors and whites on the screen.
  • Smart Invert Colors: It allows you to reverse the colors of the display except for images and videos to enhance your viewing.
  • Switch Control: You can use it to control ability switches or other adaptive accessories.
  • VoiceOver: Use it to make the iPhone speak the on-screen content.
  • Zoom: It lets you make the element on the screen look bigger.
  • Magnifier: It allows you to use your iPhone camera to magnify things.

Enable Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

That’s it! From now onwards, you can triple-click the side button on your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max or XR to bring the Accessibility Shortcut menu and then select the feature you wish to use.

Side Note: On your iPhone 8 Plus or earlier iPhones as well as iPad, you need to triple-click the Home button to access the Accessibility Shortcut menu.

The side button works pretty reliably in helping you bring up the features that you mostly use. However, there are times when you might find the button a bit sluggish or not working properly. In such a case, you can take advantage of the quick gesture to get your work done. Read on…

Add Accessibility Shortcut to Phone X Series Control Center

You can also add Accessibility Shortcut to Control Center to comfortably access it.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, tap on Control Center.

Tap on Settings then Control Center on iPhone X

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Customize Controls.

Tap on Customize Controls in iPhone X Settings

Step #4. Next, find Accessibility Shortcut and tap on the “+” button to the left of it to include it. Now, quit the settings.

Add Accessibility Shortcut to iPhone X Control Center

That’s pretty much it! Now, you can swipe from the top right corner to bring up CC and then hit the Accessibility Shortcut icon. Next up, you will see all the selected Accessibility features in the menu. Simply tap on the one you want to use. It’s that straightforward!

Over to You:

Not everyone is blessed with the same capability. To ensure anyone can use the iOS device conveniently, Apple has developed Accessibility. It’s like a boon for the folks who want the much-needed assistance to use the device.

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