Activate the virtual Home button on any iPhone and make your life easier — 2022

Apple over the generations of iPhone has decided remove the mythical ‘Home’ button from their iPhone and even from their latest high-end iPad. This is a movement that did not end up liking the most conservative users who they miss the functions that this Home button gave them. But from Apple they have wanted to think of everything and in the operating system they have integrated the possibility of enabling a virtual Home button.

But this function is not intended only for those nostalgic. Over time, users may begin to feel that the Home button on their iPhone it's not that sensitive. This may be an indication that it is failing but the world is not ending here as this accessibility feature can be used. In this way, the useful life of older equipment that begins to fail can be extended so that we are not forced to update it.

Activate the virtual AssistiveTouch button

The steps you must follow to be able to activate the Assistive Touch functionality on both iPhone and iPad are the following:



  1. Go to Settings and scroll to the ‘Accessibility’ section.
  2. In this tab go to the 'Play' section.
  3. At the beginning you will find the 'Assistive Touch' section and when you enter it you must activate the first function that receives the same name.

AssistiveTouch iPhone

In this way a virtual button will appear on our screen that it will not act solely as a Home button. Clicking on this will give us several very interesting options to be able to manage our team. For example, this menu highlights access to the control center, Siri, notifications... And all these shortcuts to different aspects of our iPhone or iPad can be customized.

Customize Assistive Touch

To carry out this customization function you simply have to follow the following steps:

  1. Access Settings and scroll to the 'Accessibility' section.
  2. In this tab go to the 'Play' section.
  3. At the beginning you will find the section 'Assistive Touch' and when entering we will see the option 'Customize floating menu'.
  4. Here we will have a preview of the floating menu with the different options. If we click on one of these we will have the possibility of choosing a different one depending on our needs.

AssistiveTouch iPhone

In this simple way you can have access to a Home button on the main screen, with the aim of replace the physical button if it is damaged or if you miss it on your new iPhone.

And you, have you ever used this accessibility feature? Leave us your impressions in the comment box.