The iPhone lock button is a surprisingly versatile button. While many owners likely use it to turn their devices on and off (and of course, lock theirs as needed), it can actually do a lot more than just those basic functions.
Unlocking (pun intended) the full potential of the iPhone’s lock button only takes a few seconds.
Once one setting is enabled, you can use the button to perform all kinds of tasks. These range from activating your smartphone’s zoom function to turning on Voice Control that allows you to navigate your iPhone using just your vocal cords. And those are just two of the more than 15 different functions you can assign to the lock button.
This hidden feature is called Accessibility Shortcut, and once it’s on, it’s activated by triple-clicking your iPhone’s Lock button. It’s just one of dozens Hidden iPhone features You really should know them in order to get the most out of your Apple smartphone.
If you’re not sure how to access the Accessibility Shortcut, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find an easy-to-follow guide that walks you through the simple steps to turn on the super useful hidden iPhone feature.
How to turn on the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone
- I open Settings
- Scroll down to Accessibility
- Select Accessibility Shortcut
- Choose the feature(s) you want
- Triple-click the lock button to activate
Read on for detailed instructions for each step.
1. Open Settings
From your iPhone home screen, Open the Settings app.
2. Scroll down to Accessibility
Within the Settings menu, Scroll down to Accessibility. It is located in the third block of submenus
3. Select Accessibility Shortcut
In the Accessibility submenu, Select Accessibility Shortcut. You’ll find this option right at the bottom, so you’ll need to scroll down first.
4. Choose the feature(s) you want
Choose the access feature you want It will be activated when you triple click your iPhone’s lock button. You will know when an accessibility feature is selected as a small blue tick will appear on the right. You can Select multiple features At this stage.
5. Triple click the lock button to activate
now only Triple click on the lock button to activate the feature you selected. If you choose to enable multiple accessibility features, a small pop-up menu will appear where you can select the feature you want to use.
And this is how to turn on Accessibility Shortcuts on iPhone. There are more than 15 separate functions that can be set on the lock button, so we definitely recommend selecting several at once because selecting one is very difficult. Fortunately, Apple has taken this into account and allows you to choose as many as you want.
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