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How to use iPhone Back Tap custom controls? [iOS 14]

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How to use iPhone Back Tap custom controls on iOS 14? At its online WWDC event, Apple officially introduced iOS 14 for iPhone. The update is packed with a lot of features. One of these features is the Back Tap accessibility feature. It adds customizable double and triple tap on the back of your iPhone to control Siri, to navigate through iOS etc. Read the post to learn all about Back Tap and how to use it to open apps and make Siri Automation connections.

Back Tap is easily one of the coolest features in iOS 14. Back Tap allows you to open apps or perform multiple system actions such as: volume up/down, take a screenshot, activate Siri, scroll up/down etc. The good thing about Back Tap is that it works with all existing iPhones. The double/triple tap feature will work even if you have a case on your iPhone.

How to use Back Tap on iPhone?

The Back Tap menu is in the Settings menu. Follow the steps below to configure the Back Tap feature on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and open the Accessibility menu.
  3. Find Physical and Motor menu.
  4. Tap on Touch button.
  5. Here you will find two options to choose from Double Tap and Triple Tap.
  6. Go to the Double Tap menu and you will see the list of functions and shortcuts that you can configure. You can do the same settings in Triple Tap menu too.

How to use iPhone Back Tap custom controls? [iOS 14]
How to use iPhone Back Tap custom controls? [iOS 14]
The use case scenario differs from person to person. It is up to the user how they want to use the Back Tap function. I will share how I use them and also mention some of the popular options that you can use in the Double and Triple menus.

Using Back Tap and Siri Shortcuts to open apps

As mentioned above, you can use Back Tap to activate Siri shortcuts as well. If your routine involves excessive scrolling on social media apps like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you can use Back Tap to scroll up or down within any app. You can also wake up Siri with a double/triple tap on the back of your iPhone. With Siri Shortcut support, the possibilities of what you can do with Back Tap on your iPhone are endless.

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