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Here’s how to use the extremely convenient iOS 14 Knock Back Feature on your iPhone



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Apple has started rolling out iOS 14 to eligible iPhones, and there are so many useful features out there, including widgets and an app library. However, the update also includes some useful tricks that you may not be familiar with.

I’ve been using iOS 14 Beta since it was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, and Back Tap is my favorite feature. You can define actions when you tap the back of your iPhone two or three times.

You can define numerous actions including App Switcher, Home Screen, Lock Screen, Screenshot, Shake, Volume Up or Down, Magnifying Glass, and Voice Screen. If you can̵

7;t find an activity to assign, you can also create a Siri shortcut and assign it to double or triple tap.

Here’s how you can set it up:

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  • Go to Accessibility> Touch and scroll down to Back Tap
  • Define your actions under the Double Tap and Triple Tap options.