1. lee2035's Avatar
    I've gone thru every setting & can't work out how to enable it

    Locked screen shortcut dot on home screen ease help me out
    Cheers
    12-20-2012 06:43 AM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    Settings. General. Accessibility. Guided access.
    12-20-2012 07:07 AM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Is that what your talking about?
    SoulTaker1 likes this.
    12-20-2012 07:07 AM
  4. glidewells's Avatar
    General, accessibility, assistive touch.
    12-23-2012 04:23 PM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    General, accessibility, assistive touch.
    I'm guessing this is what the OP is looking for.

    I use it extensively on my iPhone & iPad.
    Some hate it because they feel it gets in the way & is annoying.
    I love it and saves your home button which can wear out.

    Good Luck
    12-23-2012 04:29 PM
  6. nj1266's Avatar
    I use it as well. It takes a load off the home button especially when you switch a lot between apps like I do. I happen to like it a lot.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    12-25-2012 12:24 AM
  7. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I just turned this on and I like it, thanks for the tip
    12-25-2012 11:59 PM
  8. Square85's Avatar
    As answered before,

    -Settings
    -General
    -Accessibility
    -Assistive Touch
    12-26-2012 07:42 AM
  9. smfa1965's Avatar
    I like that. Turned mine on as well.
    12-26-2012 09:37 AM
  10. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Just turned it on as well. Thanks for this tip! This is why I love coming to imore!
    12-26-2012 10:19 AM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    My goodness!!!! I didn't even know I could do that. This is sweet!!!!


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    12-26-2012 11:26 AM
  12. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    That's very cool I didn't know it was there. I was hoping I could get Zephyr like gestures out of it, I can't really find a use for it but it's always neat finding out something new about your device. Has anybody created custom gestures, if so what were you able to achieve?
    12-26-2012 11:28 AM
  13. jagfan2's Avatar
    What a great tip. Hadn't seen this featured explained anywhere else. Is there a trick to placing the dot in the middle of a row? I can only get mine to stay on far left or far right of a row.
    12-26-2012 04:13 PM
  14. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Is there a trick to placing the dot in the middle of a row? I can only get mine to stay on far left or far right of a row.
    Unfortunately not.

    Good Luck
    12-26-2012 09:42 PM
  15. outlawarth's Avatar
    Been using the assistive touch since the 4S. Very underrated feature in my opinion.
    12-26-2012 11:26 PM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Clearly there are a lot of features on iOS 6 I don't use. This one isn't too bad at all.
    12-27-2012 01:11 AM
  17. jagfan2's Avatar
    I noticed after enabling the assistive touch button that my screen doesn't autolock when it is the last button touched. To enable the autolock, the screen needs to be touched. Not sure if this is intentional or a system bug.
    12-28-2012 07:15 AM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I noticed after enabling the assistive touch button that my screen doesn't autolock when it is the last button touched. To enable the autolock, the screen needs to be touched. Not sure if this is intentional or a system bug.
    jagfan,

    I think this is a bug that appeared after iOS 6. it was never an issue before that. However, on my iPhone and iPad it is an intermittent problem.

    Good Look
    12-28-2012 08:33 PM
  19. georojas's Avatar
    I was looking for this! Thanks to all for the help!
    11-24-2013 06:47 PM
  20. joeye333's Avatar
    Just seems to be a lot of extra buttons to tap for the lock screen. When I touch the assistive touch button, brings up more options. How do you program the assistive touch button to automatically lock the screen without having to go to the list of options again.
    11-26-2013 08:04 AM
  21. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Just seems to be a lot of extra buttons to tap for the lock screen. When I touch the assistive touch button, brings up more options. How do you program the assistive touch button to automatically lock the screen without having to go to the list of options again.
    Yes extra steps but saves the home button which has been known to go bad on some devices.
    I don't think you can program it to directly lock the screen.

    Good Luck
    11-26-2013 09:00 PM
  22. Afsal Moosa's Avatar

    Thank you bro.
    12-22-2013 12:56 AM
  23. Anwer Hussain's Avatar
    iPhone 4 how to get that shortcut dot on screen
    02-14-2015 01:13 AM
  24. Chrisy's Avatar
    I've been using this feature since my home button takes 4-5 hard presses to respond!
    02-14-2015 01:30 AM
  25. GUITARSMAN's Avatar
    Settings. General. Accessibility. Guided access.
    u can do it that way going through settings like he said or simply hit the main circle home button 3x fast to bring it up or take it away!!! 😊👍🏻
    12-07-2016 05:01 AM

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