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How to stop accidentally triggering menus in iOS 15 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

How to stop accidentally triggering menus in iOS 15 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Short guide:

  1. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down and select Touch.
  3. Select 3D & Haptic Touch, or Haptic Touch on devices without 3D Touch.
  4. Under Touch Duration, choose Fast or Slow.
  5. Test your setting by touching and holding on the example image until it pops up. To hide the pop-up image, swipe down on it.
  6. Return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, or pressing the Home button.

Before and after

The iOS Home screen with a Haptic Touch menu, and after Touch Duration has been switched to Slow

This section gives you instructions on how to change the Haptic Touch settings in iOS 15 so that you don’t accidentally trigger menus. This is a step by step guide with pictures of the screens to help. 

Open Settings

1. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app. The Icon may appear in a different place on your Home screen, depending on how you have it set up.  

The Settings icon on the iOS Home screen

Find the Accessibility settings

2. In the Settings app, scroll down and select Accessibility from the list.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility

Select Touch

3. Scroll down to the Physical and Motor section and tap Touch to open the Touch accessibility settings.

Scroll down and tap Touch

Find the Haptic Touch settings

4. On the next screen, select 3D & Haptic Touch. On devices that do not have 3D Touch the menu will list Haptic Touch instead.

Tap Haptic Touch or 3D and Haptic Touch

Change Touch Duration to Slow

5. On the next screen, under Touch Duration, tap Slow. This will increase the delay between you tapping and holding an icon and any Haptic Touch menus appearing.

Under Touch Duration tap Slow

Test your setting

6. You can test your setting by tapping and holding the sample image until it pops out into a larger version. The difference may not be that noticeable but it can help you stop triggering Haptic Touch by accident.

Touch and hold the sample icon until it pops up

Hide the image and return to the Home screen

7. To hide the pop-up image, swipe down on it. 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 Home button.

Swipe down on the pop-up image to dismiss it
Created on: September-29-2021

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