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The incredible iPhone trick will completely change the way you use the camera app – don’t miss it

IF YOU need to whip out your iPhone camera to snap a quick photo, it can be a bit awkward.

By the time you unlock your handset and open the camera app, the moment may be over.

The Apple logo on the back of your iPhone is actually a secret button

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The Apple logo on the back of your iPhone is actually a secret buttonCredit: Alamy

Luckily, your iPhone has a little-known feature that makes life a lot easier.

The Apple logo on the back of the device can act as a button for actions like taking a screenshot or opening the camera.

It’s called “Back Tap” and it was introduced with the iOS 14 software update that rolled out to iPhones in 2020.

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How to use Back Tap on iPhone

To enable the feature, make sure you have updated to iOS 14 or later. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then go to your settings.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility, then tap Touch.

Then scroll down to “Back Tap”.

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

Back Tap is hidden in your settings app

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Back Tap is hidden in your settings appCredit: apple

Regardless of what you choose, you have the same options.

Tap here to see what features you can now control with either a double or triple tap on the back of your phone.

These include opening the camera app, taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, zooming in, 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 “Screenshot”.

Now you should be able to take a screenshot simply by double tapping the back of your phone.

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

You can toggle back tap features or turn them off at any time by following the same steps above.

We recommend setting

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We recommend setting “Back Tap” to “Screenshot” for really quick screenshotsCredit: apple

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