1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The home button does a lot of things on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So they can sometimes fail due to over use. If you want to minimize the usage of your home button there is a setting in the accessibilites section that provides an onscreen home button. It takes some getting used to because it is on the screen at all times and can get in the way of typing and other actions. Luckily it is also very easy to move to different areas of the screen or turn off completely. So there is no harm in giving it a try. Here are the steps to turn the feature on, items to be tapped will be highlighted in blue:

    On your home screen tap the "Settings" icon

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0105.png

    Scroll to and tap "General"

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0106.png

    Scroll to and tap "Accessibility"

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0107.png

    Under Accessibility scroll to and tap "Assistive Touch"

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0108.png

    Toggle the feature on

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0109.png

    For some reason I can't get a screenshot but you will now have a semi trasparent icon with multiply circles in the center. You can flick the Assistive touch icon anywhere on the screen. Try to put it in a spot that is most out of the way of your normal screen taps. When the icon is tapped it opens on the screen and inside is the simulated Home button, Siri, Device and Favorites.

    [GUIDE] How to decrease usage of the home button-img_0065.jpg

    Home Button: simulates the home button, double tap for the multi-tasking menu, single tap to return to the home screen, etc.
    Siri: Activate Siri
    Device: Access to many device controls like rotation lock, volume up/down, screenshot, etc.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 08-01-2013 at 01:15 PM.
    08-01-2013 08:40 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Nice. Assistive touch could also be used if your home button is broken
    Ipheuria and Jaguarr40 like this.
    08-01-2013 11:10 AM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Nicely done 👍
    Ipheuria likes this.
    08-01-2013 12:35 PM
  4. Yanks4me's Avatar
    Ooohhh! Thank you so much for letting us in on this!
    Ipheuria likes this.
    08-05-2013 01:42 PM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I've used this on my iPhone & iPad for some time.
    I love it.
    Many find it annoying.

    Good Luck
    Ipheuria likes this.
    08-05-2013 02:14 PM

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