How to Use the Back of Your iPhone as a Button

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2022      Tutorials iPhone


Did you know you can use the back of your iPhone as a button? By enabling an accessibility feature called Back Tap on your iPhone, you can! You can specify actions you’d like to occur when you double and triple-tap the back of your iPhone. This can be handy if you need a shortcut to an app or action you commonly perform on your iPhone. For example, you can use Back Tap to use your camera, turn the flashlight on and off, and open the app switcher.

Here’s how to use the back of your iPhone as a button:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Accessibility.

  3. Tap Touch, as shown below.

    iPhone accessibility settings

  4. Tap Back Tap, as shown below.

    iPhone accessibility settings

  5. Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap to set an action.

  6. Tap an option in the list, as shown below.

    iPhone back tap settings

That’s it! You’ve successfully enabled the Back Tap feature and effectively turned the back of your iPhone into a button. Now you can double or triple-tap the back of your iPhone to perform the action you linked.

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