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How to use the Accessibility Shortcut in iOS 15 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

How to use the Accessibility Shortcut 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. On the Accessibility screen, scroll to the bottom and select Accessibility Shortcut.
  3. Tap any features you would like the shortcut to activate, or any features already active that you want to remove. Active features are marked with a tick.
  4. To use the Accessibility Shortcut, triple-click the Home button on devices that have a Home button, or triple-click the Side button on devices that use Face ID.

Before and after

iOS 15 before and after the accessibility shortcut is enabled

This section explains how to set-up and use the accessibility shortcut in Apple iOS 15, with step-by-step instructions and pictures of the screen to help. 

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Open Settings and tap Accessibility

Enable the Accessibility Shortcut

2. On the Accessibility screen, scroll to the bottom and select Accessibility Shortcut.

Scroll to the bottom and tap Accessibility Shortcut

Selecting shortcut features

3. The next screen lists all the features you can assign to the Accessibility Shortcut. Select any features you would like the shortcut to activate or any features already active that you want to remove. Active features are marked with a tick. When you're finished, tap the blue <Back link.

Tap features to add them to the shortcut or remove already active features

Using the Accessibility Shortcut

4. To use the Accessibility Shortcut, triple-click the Home button on devices that have a Home button, or the Side button on devices with Face ID. If you only assigned one feature to the Accessibility Shortcut, it will open straight away. Triple-click the button again to disable it. If you assigned multiple features to the Accessibility Shortcut, select one from the menu.

If you have more than one feature selected, the Accessibility Shortcut opens up a menu
Created on: October-11-2021

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