Tips

May 02, 2020
Want to know how to close apps on an iPhone 11 or other iPhones without a Home button? The App Switcher on your iPhone 11 or 11 Pro is nearly identical to the App Switcher on older model iPhones. There are two major differences: how you access the iPhone’s App Switcher and how you remove apps from the App Switcher. We’ve already covered how to close apps in the App Switcher; here’s how to open the App Switcher on an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro. We’ll also cover a really cool feature that allows you to quickly swipe between apps without ever opening the App Switcher. Let’s get into it.
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March 04, 2020
You can easily take a screenshot on your iPad, whether you have an iPad Pro or an older model. Whether or not your iPad has a Home button, this tip will teach you how to take iPad screenshots using your iPad’s physical buttons. A screenshot is a great way to capture information on the internet, such as a favorite recipe or the current score, as well as fond memories like texts from the grandchildren. Let’s dive in with how to take screenshots an iPad.
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February 13, 2020
The iPhone's Dock (some people refer to it as the menu bar or the Home screen bottom bar) provides a means to access your most frequently used apps from any of your Home Screens. While Apple's default choice of apps in the Dock may be just fine for you, if you ever want to change apps on the iPhone Dock then you can move the app icons to meet your needs.
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June 06, 2019
The most common way we all know to turn off or power down our iPhones is by using the buttons on the iPhone. But did you know that you can also power off your iPhone from within Settings? As long as your iPhone isn't frozen, you can shut it down without having to use the power or volume buttons (or Home button if you have one). Here’s how to shut down your iPhone without using buttons.
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May 31, 2019
If you have an iPhone 5s or later, and that iPhone has a Home button, or if you have an iPad that offers Touch ID, you can set it up to work as a passcode for your iPhone or iPad and App Store purchases and for apps like 1Password or Notes. If your iPhone or iPad doesn't have a Home button, you'll want to read our article on how to set up Face ID instead. If you're not sure if your device has Touch ID, see the full list of compatible devices at the end of this article. Using Touch ID is as simple as placing your finger on your Home button, which is where Touch ID resides. Touch ID recognizes your fingerprints, up to five of them. But first you'll need to set up Touch ID and allow it to be used across your device. 
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February 01, 2019
If you've bought one of the latest iPhones, such as the iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, or later model smartphone, you know your device has no Home button. Rather than pressing the Home button to open and close apps, you'll use iPhone gestures. We've already gone over how to open the App Switcher: swipe up from the bottom of the screen to just below the center, hold for a second, and let go. There might be a subtle bit of Haptic Feedback when you’re holding to let you know when it’s okay to let go. But once you’ve opened the App Switcher, figuring out how to remove apps and fully close them isn’t so obvious. Here’s how to close one app, or close all apps in the App Switcher on your iPhone X and later running iOS 12 or later.
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December 25, 2017
The beautiful edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X leaves no room for a Home button. But if you find yourself missing the old Home button, you can add an on-screen Home button to your iPhone X screen thanks to the accessibility features. This is actually something that anyone with an iPhone can do, and it comes in handy if you have an older iPhone with a broken Home button. For iPhone X users, however, it’s the only way to retrieve the lost Home button. It’s not for everyone, but it’s great for those who want it. Here’s how to add an on-screen Home button to your iPhone X.
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November 17, 2017
Home button or Sleep/Wake button not working properly? (Maybe you had some kind of iPhone misfortune involving water or a drop?) You're probably planning to take your phone in to get fixed; but in the meantime, Assistive Touch is a great work around to this problem. Here’s what you can do as a workaround if your Home button isn’t working on iPhone.
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September 26, 2017
If you have an iPhone 6s or later, you can turn on Siri by saying, “Hey, Siri” even when your iPhone isn’t plugged in. However, you also have the option to press and hold your Home button to activate Siri. With iOS 11 on iPhone, you can now turn press and hold to activate Siri off and reply solely on activating Siri with your voice by saying, “Hey, Siri.” If you often accidentally activate Siri when pressing your Home button, this is a great way to stop that from happening. Here’s how to turn off Press Home for Siri and instead only activate with Hey, Siri on iPhone.
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August 19, 2017
The triple- and double-click shortcuts are designed to let you easily maneuver through a few features of your iPhone when pressing your Home button multiple times. The double-click shortcut lets you find the recent apps you’ve used, and the triple-click shortcut allows you to quickly jump to Accessibility shortcuts you’ve set. However, the triple- and double-click Home commands have a default setting that might be too fast for some to push. My 83-year-old grandmother has an iPhone and she has difficulty pressing her Home button in quick succession due to arthritis in her hands. Whatever your reason, here’s how to slow down the triple- and double-click shortcuts on iPhone.
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January 11, 2017
On previous models of iPhone, you could force restart your iPhone (known as a hard restart) by holding the Home button and your Sleep/Wake button at the same time. However, the iPhone 7 Home button isn’t really a button at all. It uses Haptic feedback to create the feeling of pressing a button. Perhaps this caused an issue with using the Home button as a means to restart the device. The iPhone 7 or 7 Plus requires you hard restart your iPhone with different buttons this time around. Here’s how to force restart your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
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December 15, 2016
If you have the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you’ve probably asked what the heck is haptic feedback? In short, it’s a vibration used to let the user know a button has been pressed. In the case of the iPhone 7, the Home Button uses haptic feedback to let you know you’ve pressed the button to unlock your iPhone, activate Siri, or what have you. You can change the “click” you feel in the iPhone Home Button settings. The haptic feedback on iPhone used in the Home Button has three different options to choose from. Here’s how to customize Home Button haptic feedback with iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
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November 23, 2016
With iOS 10, press Home to open means you have to click the Home button to actually navigate to your Home screen. You’ll see at the top of Lock screen, when you use Touch ID, it will say Unlocked but it won’t open to Home until you press your Home button. And if you have Raise to Wake disabled, unlocking your iPhone takes two presses of the Home button. Press Home to open can be disabled in Settings by turning on Rest Finger to Open. Here’s how to disable press Home to open with iOS 10 on iPhone.
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