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How to display the button - Home - on the screen of the iPhone?


Each of us has our favorite web pages. We often open them - and, of course, we want to do this as quickly as possible. A great way to do this is to display on the home screen a special shortcut icon for the site. We will tell about how to do this below.

Let's make a reservation right away: this method only works on mobile Safari. If you use, for example, Google Chrome, Opera or any other browser on your iPhone or iPad, nothing will work.

How to enable "Assistive Touch"?

Display the button "Home"On the iPhone screen allows the function" Assistive Touch ". This function is intended for people with disabilities, however, gadget owners with defective physical keys use it more often.

The Assistive Touch function is especially popular among Chinese users - in the Celestial Empire, almost half of iPhones are controlled “from the screen”. Practical Chinese claim that this control method is not only more convenient, but also prevents the wear of physical buttons.

How to configure Assistive Touch? It is enough to perform a few actions:

Step 1. Go to "Settings"And follow the path"The main» — «Universalaccess».

Step 2. In section "Universal access"Find the block"Interaction". It will have a subsection "Assist touch"- go into it.

Step 3. Toggle the slider "Assist touch»In an active position.

A translucent square with a white circle inside appears on the screen - a menu launch button.

This means that the function "Assist touch»Activated and you can control the gadget without resorting to physical keys.

“Assistive Touch” will turn on on any “apple” device with iOS version higher than 5.0.

How to use "Assistive Touch"?

First of all, you need to place the start button of the function menu in a convenient place. You can move it along the frame of the screen, holding it with your finger. Place the key in the center of the screen will not work.

Having decided on the location of the button, click on it. You will see a menu like this:

At the bottom of the menu and there is a virtual button "Home». The functionality of the virtual button is 100% consistent with the functionality of the physical one - in particular, by long pressing it you can launch Siri.

In the main menu "Assist touch»There are other options:

    Notification center - allows you to call up a notification screen. The traditional way to call this screen is to swipe up and down. Voice control - Another way to “wake up” Siri. Control point - makes it possible to display the menu for quick control of some of the functions of the iPhone. Pressing this key actually replaces the swipe up and down. Favorite. Across "Favorite»You can activate gestures that the user created independently. To start creating a new gesture, you should go to "Favorite"And click on any of the squares with the sign"+"Inside.

Also in the main menu "Assist touch"There is a button"Apparatus". By clicking on it, you will be taken to a submenu where you will find on-screen keys that allow you to perform actions such as locking / rotating the screen and changing the volume of the device.

By "Assist touch"You can even take a picture of the iPhone screen - to do this, follow the path"Apparatus» — «Yet"And click on the button"Snapshotscreen". Taking pictures in this way is only static images, because the screen element is triggered with a significant delay.

On devices with iOS 9, the main menu "Assistive Touch" can be configured. In particular, users are able to increase the number of icons in the main menu to 8 pieces.

How to remove the Home button from the iPhone screen?

Deactivating the "Assist touch»Performed similarly to activation. You just need to follow on the iPhone along the path “Settings» — «The main» — «Universal access» — «Assist touch»And switch the toggle switch of the same name to the inactive position.

A square with a white circle inside disappears from the screen.

How to set up quick access to Assistive Touch?

You can adjust the iPhone so that to run "Assist touch"I didn’t have to climb the settings every time. Here's how to do it:

Step 1. Go to the section "Universal access»In the main settings of the gadget and scroll to the very end. Below you will see the subsection “Keyboard shortcut».

Follow into it.

Step 2. In the subsection "Keyboard shortcut"Check the box next to"AssistiveTouch».

After that, you can call the start button of the menu “Assist touch"Triple pressing the physical key"Home"And hide it in the same way.


Though the virtual button "Assist touch"And is able to completely replace the physical button"Home", This does not mean that you can pull with the repair of the device. If the gadget is under warranty, the user should go to the service center immediately - otherwise he runs the risk of completely saying goodbye with the hope of a free fix.

How to enable the Home button on the iPhone screen

If you want to display the "Home" button on the screen of your iPhone, then for this you will need to go into the settings and enable the "Assistive Touch" function there. To do this, open the "Settings" application and go to the "General" section.

Next you need to open the subsection "Universal Access".

And go to the settings of the "Assistive Touch" function.

Here, at the very top of the screen, you need to activate the switch, which is responsible for turning off and on the "Assistive Touch" function.

After turning on the “Assistive Touch” function, a floating round button should appear on the screen, which will look something like the screenshot below.

The appearance of this button means that the "Assistive Touch" function is turned on and now it can be used to control the iPhone without using hardware buttons, for example, such as the "Home" button.

How to click the Home button on the iPhone screen

Now a few words about how to press the Home button using the iPhone screen. To do this, click on the floating button of the "Assistive Touch" function. As a result, a menu of several items should appear on the screen. Among other things, there will be a Home button. Click on it and your iPhone will react as if you pressed the hardware button on the device’s body.

If suddenly there is no “Home” button in your menu, then go back to the iPhone Settings and open the section “General - Universal Access - Assistive Touch - Top Level Menu”.

Here you can configure which options are available in the Assistive Touch menu. To add the Home button, click on any of the available options.

And in the list that opens, select the "Home" button.

Here you can also reset the “Assistive Touch” settings or increase the number of available options.

What else can you do with the Assistive Touch feature

“Assistive Touch” is a feature designed primarily for people with disabilities. As already mentioned, with its help, you can display the Home button on the iPhone screen and press it without using a real hardware button on the case. But besides this, “Assistive Touch” provides a ton of other features. For example, with its help you can:

  • Open the notification list or Control Center,
  • Emulate the use of gestures and shaking the device,
  • Control the sound volume
  • Turn on screen lock
  • Turn on screen rotation or orientation lock,
  • Take screenshots,
  • Manage multitasking
  • Use the camera like a magnifier,