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iOS 14 users can use the Apple logo on the back of their iPhones as a virtual button, here is how

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If you are an iPhone user, you can get your hands on some accessibility features that will make it easier for you to give commands or choose actions using the Apple logo on the back of your phone. iOS users who are using iOS 14 can turn the Apple logos on their phones into virtual buttons to give commands or choose actions. The feature called Back Tap has been built into iOS 14 and users can now create back taps for both double and triple taps. They can choose actions to give commands like app switcher, control center, home, lock screen, mute, notification center, reachability, screenshot, shake, Siri, Spotlight, volume down, volume up, assistive touch, classic invert, magnifier, smart invert, speak screen, voice-over, zoom, scroll down and scroll up. The feature was first spotted by ZDNet.

To enable the Back Tap feature, iPhone users should follow the given steps:

-- Go To Settings.

-- Select Accessibility > Touch

-- Scroll to the button to select Back Tap.

Another simple but significant accessibility feature that iPhone users can enable is the AssistiveTouch feature, which floats a small menu on the user's display. This feature can be moved around on the screen with a finger and allows users to carry out gestures such as pinching or multi-finger swipes with a single finger and offers quick access to a variety of functions. Users can have as many as eight icons on the home screen.

To enable Assistive Touch, users can follow the given steps:

-- Go to Settings > Accessibility

-- From here, users can either select Assistive Touch and turn the toggle on for the feature

-- Users can also go to Accessibility Shortcut and then click Assistive Touch.

-- Users can also give voice commands to Siri to enable Assistive touch.

To customise Assistive Touch, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch

-- Click on the Customise Top Level Menu.

Earlier this month, Apple started rolling out the iOS 14.5 update that requires apps to take consent from users before tracking them across apps for ads. All apps for iPad, iPhone, Watch, Mac will have to show to users details of how they collect users' data and how this data is used. The privacy labels, also dubbed nutrition labels for privacy, are mandatory for all apps. The update will also enable select iPhone users to unlock their phones while they are wearing their face masks.

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