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This HIDDEN iPhone feature is the coolest hack ever, know how to activate

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The smartphone giant, iPhone is surely a tech marvel and to keep it at the top of the premium phone’s hierarchy, the makers keep on rolling new models packed with new features, every year. While iPhone users do get to know a lot about their pricey handsets, there are always some feature that are left to be explored. Among one such features is a smart button that can override everything and really give you a one-click access to a number of features.

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Educating her followers about this secret iPhone feature, a TikTok user @ellyawesometech, dropped a video where Elly held up her iPhone and unveiled this little-known tech hack. 

The feature is called the ‘Back Tap’ and is hidden in your Apple logo. ‘Back Tap’ has been a feature on the iPhone for many years, but the video has thousands of comments from people who never knew it existed. This iPhone secret feature was rolled out way back in 2020, to give an easy access to their iPhones users, providing them better control over their phones. However, it remains hidden and has to be enabled before it can work for you.

So, if you are keen to use your iPhone secret button, then enable it  by following these steps:

Step 1- Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

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Step 2- Then tap on the Accessibility option.

Step 3- Under this, click on Touch.

Step 4- At the bottom, click on the Back Tap option.

Step 5- Then tap on Double Tap and select the shortcut you want your double on the Apple Logo to do.

Step 6- Now again click on ‘Back Tap’ at the top of your screen to move to the other option.

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Similarly, go to the Triple Tap option and set the shortcut.

What Back Tap does

As the name suggests, you just need to tap the Apple icon on the back of your iPhone and it will unlock many shortcuts for you. The secret tap feature on your iPhone Apple logo can give you extreme control over your iPhone. So, first of all, the iPhone secret button is activated by tapping the Apple logo at the back of iPhone two or three times, and add shortcuts as to what you want it to do – similar to programming your AirPods to skip or pause a song by tapping either side.

From opening apps, taking pictures, turning your torch on, asking Siri to perform your work and more. But this feature doesn’t come with your iPhone as a default, you will need to activate it by going into the settings.

Though, you need to note that you can only do this on iPhones updated with the iOS 14 or iOS 15 software and on devices that came out after the iPhone 6. When coupled with Apple’s Shortcuts app, which allows for the detailed automated processes, this feature can become more effective. Within the app, you can create a new shortcut and then assign a motion to it. Here’s how to activate the secret button on Apple Logo.

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