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Apple has come up with this feature called Back Tap which can be used in many ways. Cupertino Tech Giant has made the feature accessible which enables you to launch certain actions on your phone just by tapping on the back, for example, opening the camera, taking a screenshot or setting up a Siri shortcut.
The Like feature turns the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone into a secret button. The feature, however, is switched off by default. The back tap was rolled out with iOS 14 and works on iPhone 8 and above. It uses an accelerometer to detect if you have tapped on the back of your device. If you want to use the secret button to activate the function on your iPhone, here’s how you can do it
How to tap screenshot, turn on camera, etc. on your iPhone
Step 1: First open the ‘Settings’ by tapping on the gear icon, you can find it on the home screen.
Step 2: Search for ‘Accessibility’ under ‘Settings’.
Step 3: Next, tap on ‘Touch’.
Step 4: Scroll down until you get the ‘Back Tap’ option.
Step 5: Under ‘Back Tap’ settings, you will have the option to choose different actions and do two taps (double tap) or three taps (triple tap).
Step 6: Choose from the standard options you want to use as a shortcut that will be activated by double or triple tapping on the Apple logo.
Step 7: Once this is set, exit Settings.
That said, the standard options available under the Back Tap feature are: Accessibility Shortcut, App Switcher, Control Center, Home, Lock Screen, Mute, Notification Center, Reachability, Screenshot, Shake, Siri Spotlight, Volume Down, Volume Down, Vol. Invert, Magnifier, Smart Invert, Speak Screen, Voice Over, Zoom, Scroll Down and Scroll Up. Below the list of options like launching Shazam, creating GIFs, scanning QR codes and much more is a bunch of Siri and other shortcuts. You can either select the standard options or choose one of the shortcuts from the list below.
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