The SECRET ‘tap and swipe’ to unlock hidden iPhone features revealed

APPLE has packed its iPhones with hidden features, many of which are unlocked using special keys or swipes.

If you are a long-time iPhone user, there are some essential gestures you should know.


Master your iPhone’s lesser-known tricksCredit: Apple


If you have small hands or a big iPhonethere is a trick you need to know.

It will totally change the way you use your handset – and is perfect if you struggle to reach the top of the screen.

That’s especially true if you’re using a giant 6.7-inch like the iPhone 13 Pro Max one-handed.

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Fortunately, Apple thought of a solution years ago: accessibility.

Little-known iPhone features allow you to quickly move the top of the screen down.

This greatly facilitates access to the upper part of the screen.

You’ll need an iPhone 6 or newer, so any base model released in 2014 or later will support it.

To enable it, go to Settings, then search for Accessibility.

Now tap Touch and then enable the accessibility feature.

So how do you use accessibility? It depends on your iPhone model.

If you’re using an iPhone with Face ID, you’ll want to swipe down on the bottom edge of the screen.

And if your iPhone has a Home button, lightly double-tap it.

When you want to go back to full screen mode, just tap on the top half of the screen.

Press back

Your iPhone has a hidden button on the back of the handset: the Apple logo.

Yes, it may look like a useless icon – but it has a big secret.

In iPhone Settings, there is an option to enable a feature called Back Tap.

Just double or triple tap on the back of the phone to perform multiple functions.

One of the most popular is asking the iPhone to take a screenshot – so you don’t have to fiddle with multiple physical buttons.

You can also use it to launch Shazam.

Shazam – now owned by Apple – will analyze nearby audio and identify a song that is playing.

So if you hear a track you like, you can use Back Tap to name the track very quickly.

Go to your settings, scroll down and tap on “Accessibility”, then click on “Touch”.

Then scroll down to “Back Tap”.

You will have the choice to activate “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap”.

Whichever you choose, you get the same options.

Click to see features you can now control by double or triple tapping the back of your phone.

They include taking screenshots, volume up or down, magnification, scrolling, and more.

For example, if you want to use a Double Tap to take screenshots, click on the “Double Tap” option and then check “Shazam Shortcut” or “Screenshot”.

You should now be able to take a screenshot just by double tapping the back of your phone.

Keep in mind that this feature may not work if you have a thick phone case.

Triple click

Every iPhone has a built-in “button click” trick that makes your life easier.

If you have a iPhone With Face ID, you can activate certain features by clicking the side button three times.

It is also possible to do this with the Home button if your iPhone has one.

You can set many different features for “triple click” depending on your needs.

To find this clever iphone hackgo to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut.

Then choose the feature you want the most.

You can also change the click activation speed so you don’t engage it accidentally.

The trick can be used to activate a Zoom feature, or launch the iPhone’s built-in magnifying glass camera.

And you can also use it to launch the voice control feature which allows you to use iPhone in hands-free mode.

It’s also a great way to access background sounds.

This is a nifty trick that plays white noise, rain or ocean sounds to help you fall asleep.

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