How to Disable Assistive Touch in iOS 9

Occasionally a button on an iPhone can break, which can make it difficult to accomplish certain tasks, such as turning off your device or locking your screen.

While the best solution for fixing that problem is to repair the device, your iPhone may no longer be under warranty and you may not wish to spend the money that the fix requires.

One way to combat this problem is to enable “AssistiveTouch.” This is a feature that displays as a small transparent square on your screen and provides access to a number of phone functions.

But if you find AssistiveTouch to be distracting, or if you did not turn it on and want to get rid of it, then you may be having trouble finding it. Our tutorial below will show you where to find AssistiveTouch so that you can stop it from appearing on your screen.

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How to Turn Off Assistive Touch on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. The AssistiveTouch feature is also available in earlier versions of iOS as well, and the process for turning it off is very similar.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

tap the settings button

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

select general option

Step 3: Tap the Accessibility button.

tap accessibility button

Step 4: Scroll down to the Interaction section and tap the AssistiveTouch option.

select assistive touch option

Step 5: Tap the button to the right of AssistiveTouch to turn it off.

turn off assistivetouch

While you are in the Accessibility menu, you can also adjust the setting that controls whether or not lowercase letters are displayed on your keyboard. This article will show you how to adjust that setting.

Now that you know how to disable Assistive Touch in iOS 9, you can get rid of the button that is appearing on your screen because that setting is active.

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