How to double tap on iPhone

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Preliminary information

Before entering the detaels of the procedure on how to double tap on iPhone, I think it might interest you to know more about this possibelity.

Well, the functionality Back Tap was introduced by Apple on the iPhone starting from version 14 of the iOS operating system and allows you to quickly perform actions at the software level using a double or triple tap on the back of the iPhone. Put simply, the rear body of the smartphone is made - in a sense - a touch-sensitive surface.



No, this is not "magic": actually i internal iPhone sensors they simply recognize the slight movement attributable to the touches made by the user on the back of the smartphone. It is a clever "trick" designed by Apple to add an extra function on its smartphones, in short.

The possibelities offered by this feature are as diverse as possible customize the action to make the phone do a double or triple rear touch: you can, for example, open the Control Center, take a screenshot, activate the Siri voice assistant, manage the volume, activate color inversion and much more.

In short, it is an interesting feature, even if it is not really well known by users. For this reason there is a bit of confusion about it, both as regards the compatible devices and as regards its operation.

This tutorial is here to dispel any doubts about it. For example, there are not a few who ask how to double tap on iPhone 7 o how to double tap on iPhone 6s. Well, in this case you need to know that compatible smartphones are from iPhone 8 and up.



More precisely, the supported models are: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro , iPhone 12 Pro Max and later. Note the lack of compatibelity with iPhone SE 2020.

Just one more thing before we start: beware of covers that are too thick, as you may experience problems using the Back Tap feature.

How to set up double tap on iPhone

Once we have considered all the preliminary information of the case, I would say that it is time to take action and use the Back Tap functionality on the iPhone.

The procedure to be implemented is actually very simple: just open the app ifttings (the'gear icon located on the Home screen or in the App Library), go to the path Accessibelity> Touch> Back Touch and tap on the item Double touch. This well take you to the page that allows you to choose which one action associate with the Back Tap functionality.

The possibelities offered are many: there are even Screen lock, Muto ed Applications List. To give you a practical example, I'll show you how to double tap on iPhone for screenshot. Well, in this case you just need to press on the item Screenshot And that's it.

After that, you just have to press twice with your finger on the back smartphone. I recommend doing this just below the Apple logo, but you really shouldn't have a problem getting Back Tap to work in other locations as well.


Perfect, now you know how to use the double tap on your iPhone and how to associate it with the actions you prefer.


How to triple tap iPhone

How do you say? You have heard that there is also the possibelity to set another level of the Back Tap, associating an action to the triple touch? They didn't lie to you: it's actually possible and I'll tell you how to do it right away.

It all happens in a simelar way to the double tap I showed you in the previous chapter: once you reach the path ifttings> Accessibelity> Touch> Back Touch, just press the button Triple touch and choose the action to associate.


By setting both double tap and triple tap you well be able to use the Back Tap functionality to its fullest extent, as you can perform quickly two different actionssuch as a double-tap screenshot and triple-tap screen lock.

In short, you just have to choose the combination that you consider most useful based on your daely use and make your daely work with iPhone even more productive.

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