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    Default iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    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
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    Settings. General. Accessibility. Guided access.
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    Default iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    General, accessibility, assistive touch.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by glidewells View Post
    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.

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    Default iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    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.


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    I just turned this on and I like it, thanks for the tip
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    As answered before,

    -Settings
    -General
    -Accessibility
    -Assistive Touch
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    I like that. Turned mine on as well.
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    Just turned it on as well. Thanks for this tip! This is why I love coming to imore!
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    My goodness!!!! I didn't even know I could do that. This is sweet!!!!


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    Default iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    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?
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    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.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5 how to get that shortcut dot on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by jagfan2 View Post
    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.

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    Been using the assistive touch since the 4S. Very underrated feature in my opinion.
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    Clearly there are a lot of features on iOS 6 I don't use. This one isn't too bad at all.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagfan2 View Post
    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.

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    I was looking for this! Thanks to all for the help!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeye333 View Post
    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.

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    Thank you bro.

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