Back Tap is a new feature provided by Apple that can be handy in a variety of scenarios. The Cupertino tech company has labelled the function accessibility, which lets users to activate the camera, take a screenshot, or create a Siri shortcut on your phone by merely tapping the rear.
The function effectively turns the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone into a concealed button. However, the feature is turned off by default. The Back Tap is compatible with iPhones 8 and higher and was released with iOS 14. It uses the accelerometer to identify whether you tapped the back of your device. Here’s how to use your iPhone’s secret button to enable features.
How to take screenshots is as follows:
Firstly: press on the gear symbol on the home screen to go to ‘Settings.’
Second: Go to ‘Settings’ and look for ‘Accessibility.’
Third: After that, choose ‘Touch.’
Fourth: Scroll down to the ‘Back Tap’ option at the bottom of the page.
Fifth: Under the ‘Back Tap’ choices, you can assign alternative actions to two (double tap) or three (triple tap) taps (Triple tap).
Sixth: Select which of the basic options you want to use as shortcuts, and they’ll appear when you touch the Apple logo twice or three times.
Seventh: Once everything is set up, simply exit Settings.
The Back Tap feature includes standard options such as Accessibility Shortcut, App Switcher, Control Centre, Home, Lock Screen, Mute, Notification Centre, Reachability, Screenshot, Shake, Siri Spotlight, Volume Down, Volume Up, Assistive Touch, Classic Invert, Magnifier, Smart Invert, Speak Screen, Voice Over, Zoom, Scroll Down, and Scroll Up.
Siri and a bevvy of additional shortcuts, like Shazam, GIF creation, QR code scanning, and more, are at the bottom of the list of options. You can choose from the standard options or one of the shortcuts from the bottom list, depending on your preferences.