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How to make the home button easier to use in iOS 15 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

How to make the home button easier to use in iOS 15 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
  2. Tap the Home Button option in the list.
  3. Choose the speed you need to click the Home button to activate double- and triple-clicks.
  4. Turn off the “Press and hold to speak” gesture which activates Siri.
  5. If you want to open your device by resting your finger on the Home button, tap the toggle switch for Rest Finger to Open to turn it on.

Before and after

Illustrations showing the Home button double-click speed before and after the Home button settings have been changed

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to make the Home button easier to use in iOS 15, with pictures of the screens to help.

Find the Accessibility settings

1. Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Open the Home Button settings

2. On the Accessibility screen, tap the Home Button option in the list.

Choose the click speed for double – and trible-clicks

3. From the Click Speed options, choose the speed you need to click the Home button to activate double- and triple-clicks.

Turn off the “Press and hold to speak” gesture that activates Siri

4. If you don’t want to press and hold on the Home button to activate Siri, select Off in the Press and Hold to Speak options.

Enable Rest Finger to Open

5. If you want to open your device by resting your finger on the Home button, tap the toggle switch for Rest Finger to Open to turn it on.

Return to the Home screen

6. When you are happy with your settings, you can return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by pressing the Home button on devices with a physical Home button. 

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