Use Assistive Touch To Help You Control iOS

Use Assistive Touch To Help You Control iOS

Eric Chen
Dec 13, 2011

Features such as notification center and iMessage have been highly touted for quite a while, yet there are still hidden features that many users are beginning to discover. Assistive touch is one of those features that we think can potentially be useful in everyday life or when you're in a jam.

Assistive touch offers many features that are may be difficult to use when your hands aren't free. This can be pretty useful for the rare occasions when your iDevice is acting up and you're physical buttons are malfunctioning. With device features like volume controls, lock screen and mute available on screen, using a few taps on the screen. So your iPhone or iPad is still functional even if you home button is busted.

What we like most is the ability to add custom gestures. Those with touch "smartphone enabled" gloves know how much of a pain it could be to properly slide the tiny unlock bar across the screen with your gloves on. What we do is add a custom gesture of the swiping right motion and unlock our phone with just couple of taps no the screen. Assistive touch also allows users to perform multitouch gesture with just one finger. We've found that many "smartphone-enabled" gloves only really enables the index finger and the thumb. With this feature, you'll be able to use multitouch gesture even when you're using your iPad.

Are there any custom gestures that you think may be useful in everyday life? Let us know in the comments below!

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