How to Use Touch Accommodations on iPhone and iPad

“Touch Accommodations” is a significant feature of Accessibility. Primarily designed to help people with motor skill impairments, it allows you to change the way your iPhone screen responds to your touch.

If you have difficulty in using your iOS device due to tremors, Touch Accommodations can be of enormous help. Better still, you can adjust the hold duration and ignore repeat duration as per your convenience. Let’s find out how it works!

How to Use Touch Accommodations on iPhone or iPad

Enable Touch Accommodations

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

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings in iOS 10

Step #3. Under Interaction, you have to tap on Touch Accommodations.

Tap on Touch Accommodations in iOS 10

Step #4. Toggle on the switch next to Touch Accommodations.

Enable Touch Accommodations in iOS 10

How to Enable and Change Hold Duration

People with tremors tend to touch the screen multiple times. Once Hold Duration is enabled, the touch is recognized only when you hold on a screen button for a certain length.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Accessibility → Touch Accommodations.

Step #2. Under Interaction, tap on Hold Duration.

Enable Hold Duration in iOS 10

Step #3. Now, you have the option to increase/decrease the Hold Duration. To increase, tap on the “+” button and to decrease, tap on the “_” button.

Increase or Decrease Hold Duration in iOS 10

How to Change Duration to Ignore Repeat

There is an option to change the duration for ignoring repeat. Once you have enabled it, multiple touches are treated as one-touch during a particular duration. It can be very helpful for people who have tremors or tics.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Accessibility → Touch Accommodations.

Step #2. Enable Ignore Repeat.

Enable Ignore Repeat in iOS 10

Step #3. Next up, you have to tap on the “+”/”-” button in order to increase or decrease the ignore repeat duration.

Change Duration for Ignore Repeat in iOS 10

Turn On Tap Assistance on iPhone/iPad

With Tap Assistance, you can use any single finger to perform a tap.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Accessibility → Touch Accommodations.

Step #2. Under Tap Assistance, you have the option to choose either Use Initial Touch Location Or Use Final Touch Location.

Enable Tap Assistance in iOS 10

How to Disable Tap Assistance

If you no longer want to use the Tap Assistance, you can easily disable it.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Accessibility → Touch Accommodations.

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and select Off under Tap Assistance.

Enable Touch Accommodations By Triple-Clicking Home Button

In order to easily enable/disable Touch Accommodations by just triple-clicking the Home button of your iOS device, follow this complete guide.

That’s it!

Make the utmost use of these tips to enhance your user experience.

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