After I gave an iPhone 5S to my wife as a gift this holiday season, one question she asked me is how can she activate the iPhone home button on the touch screen. That question got me scratching my head because I could not give her an exact answer. I remember the last time I was able to activate the home button to show up on the touch screen was in her iphone 3GS, which is probably ages ago, and I already forgot how I did it.
Home button is the most-used button in iphone. There are countless cases where the home button becomes unresponsive because of extensive use. The latest iOS (particularly the version 5.0 and above) introduced the assistive touch which may help prevent this problem from happening. All you have to do is activate it and that’s it. There will appear a white huge dot on the screen of your iphone which can be used as your alternative home button. To activate it, you have to follow three simple steps below:
Step 1. Go to the settings of your iPhone. You’ll know that you’re there when you see options like airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
Step 2. Go to the General. At this option, you’ll see About, Software update, Usage. Go to the Accessibility option.
Step 3. Under the Physical and Motor turn on the Assistive Touch feature. After few seconds the huge white dot will appear on your iPhone screen. Use it to access Home, favorites, device functions, and voice control. And that’s it.