There’s a HIDDEN button on the back of your iPhone – and you’re going to want to use it every day

There’s a HIDDEN button lurking on the back of your iPhone – but it’s not obvious.

Yes, the Apple logo, which you’ve probably ignored for years, can actually be used as a button.

Your iPhone's Apple logo can be used as a button


Your iPhone’s Apple logo can be used as a buttonCredit: apple

It’s called Back Tap and it was added as part of the iOS 14 update a few years ago.

So make sure you are using this or a newer version of iOS under Settings > General > Software update.

Back Tap lets you tap the back of your iPhone to take screenshots, swipe down the top of the screen, and more.

And it’s very easy to set up – just follow our guide below.

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How to use Back Tap on iPhone

First, make sure you’re running iOS 14 or later.

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”.

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

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

These include taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, zooming in, scrolling in an app, 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”.

You should now be able to take a screenshot simply by double-tapping the Apple logo on the back of your phone.

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.

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