There is a problem that many iPhone users face, but this secret button trick lets you solve it in seconds.
This is once again where I explore hidden iPhone features that you might be missing. There are so many features on iPhone, especially in the latest iOS 15 software which is available for a range of iPhones – not just the latest versions.
This is a feature for iPhone which, as is somewhat implied, allows you to reach areas of your phone’s screen more easily. It does this by lowering the top half of the screen to the middle of the screen so it’s more accessible to your thumb when using your phone with one hand.
This is especially useful for iPhone Pro Max users and especially owners of an iPhone Pro Max 13, which has a huge 6.7-inch screen.
To enable this feature, first go to your Settings app, scroll down and tap Accessibility, find and select “Touch”, then toggle on “Accessibility”. (so that it is green).
After that, just swipe down on the home bar at the bottom of the screen and the top of the window will move halfway across the screen.
On-screen home button
You might already know about this feature, but if you don’t, it could really come in handy, especially if you’re using an older iPhone or iPhone SE – you know the ones that have a physical home button?
Often, especially over time, now that it’s older devices, the home button can have issues or become unresponsive. Good news – there is a way to fix this problem. OK, you can’t quite fix the physical problem, however, you can add an on-screen home button to your iPhone to replace the physical home button.
Head toward Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > Enable
Once you enable this option, you will see a grey/black circle on the screen which can be moved to almost any edge of the screen – sides, top or bottom.
If you tap it, you’ll not only be able to use it as a home button by tapping “Home,” but you’ll also have the ability to quickly access your notifications, control center, Siri, and more.
Share with Siri
You can now share what’s on your screen using Siri. And the extent of this functionality is impressive. It could be an Instagram profile, an image or video from your photo album, weather from Apple’s weather app, a webpage, or even a song you listen on Apple Music or Spotify.
All you have to do is, when you’re on or in anything you want to share, say, “Hey Siri, share this with [person]– saying the name of the person you would like to share this article with.
As long as they’re in your contacts and it’s a shareable feature, it should go off without a hitch. You also have the option to preview and add a comment to what you send, before it is sent. You can also press and hold the home button to activate Siri, then say “Send this to”. [person]”.
Disable application tracking request
Tired of apps asking if they can track you or not?
Personally, I’d rather not be tracked by apps unless it’s necessary for the performance or functionality of an app I trust. Because of this, I’ve clicked the “Ask the app not to track” buttons more times than I can count.
However, you can set this response as the default so an app will never ask you again, just by digging into your iPhone settings.
To activate it, go to Settings > Privacy > Tracking > Disable “Allow apps to request tracking”. If this toggle is off (green to gray), applications will no longer prompt. Additionally, under this toggle, you can also enable or disable activity tracking for each app you have ever installed.