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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
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.
Note that the knock back feature only works if you have an iPhone 8 or later.
You can go well now. I set up double tap to add a Shazam track to my library via a shortcut and triple tap to take a screenshot. What would you do? Let us know on Twitter.