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How to Use iPhone Back Tap Feature on iOS 14

Besides new privacy controls, redesigned widgets, and app library, iOS 14 brings a really cool feature called ‘Back Tap.’ As the name says, it lets you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone to perform specific actions. In this article, let’s look at how to enable and use the iPhone Back Tap feature on iOS 14.

Use iPhone Back Tap Feature on iOS 14

For starters, the feature lets you trigger several actions on your iPhone. With simple taps, you can switch to the home screen, open the app switcher, take a screenshot, increase or decrease volume, mute the phone, and enable certain accessibility features. You can even toggle Siri, which can be handy at times.

Step-by-Step Guide to Enable the Back Tap Feature

  1. Head to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and click on Accessibility.
  3. Tap Touch, scroll down to the bottom, and click on Back Tap.
  4. Here, pick the actions for Double and Triple Tap gestures.

iOS 14 Back Tap Supported Models

The iOS 14’s back tap feature is available on the following iPhones:

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Even though the iOS 14 update is available for the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone SE (first-gen), none of these models support the Back Tap feature. It is specifically available on iPhone 8 and newer models.

Wrapping Up

So this was all about how you can use the new iPhone Back Tap feature on iOS 14. Note that it isn’t exclusive to iPhones. If you have an Android phone, you can still enjoy double-tap gestures using our detailed guide. Anyway, what are your thoughts on the new feature? Will you be using it on your iPhone? Do let me know in the comments below.

Also, read- How to Install iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and WatchOS 7 Update

Ritik Singh

Ritik Singh

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