How do you double tap on an iPhone without the button?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To double tap on an iPhone without using the physical button, you can utilize the Back Tap feature. This feature is part of the Accessibility settings on your iPhone and allows you to perform actions by double-tapping or triple-tapping the back of your device.

To access the Back Tap feature, follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility.”
3. In the Accessibility menu, select “Touch.”
4. Scroll down again and tap on “Back Tap.”

Within the Back Tap settings, you can choose either “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap” as the action trigger. This means you can assign an action to be performed when you double tap or triple tap the back of your iPhone.

To set up an action for either the double tap or triple tap, follow these steps:

1. Tap on either “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap” to select your desired action trigger.
2. In the list of actions, choose the action you want to assign. This list includes a wide range of options such as taking a screenshot, launching Siri, opening Control Center, adjusting volume, and many more.

Once you have selected the action, you can exit the settings. Now, whenever you double tap or triple tap the back of your iPhone, the assigned action will be performed.

For example, let’s say you set the double tap action to take a screenshot. When you want to take a screenshot, you simply double tap the back of your iPhone, and it will capture the screen.

It’s worth noting that Back Tap works on the back of your iPhone, so you don’t need to touch the screen or the physical buttons. This can be particularly useful if the physical buttons are difficult to press or if you prefer using gestures instead.

The Back Tap feature provides a convenient way to perform actions on your iPhone without relying solely on the physical buttons. It can enhance accessibility and make certain tasks easier for users. So, give it a try and see how it can improve your iPhone experience!