How to Enable Touch Accommodations in iOS 9

Almost all of the ways that you interact with apps and settings on your iPhone requires you to touch something on the screen. But some people have difficulty with the touch screen and need to change some of the settings on the device.

Fortunately you can modify your touch screen settings by turning on an option called “Touch Accommodations.” Once this setting has been activated, then you can adjust the rest of the settings on that menu to change several aspects of how your touches are handled by your iPhone.

Turn On Touch Accommodations on an iPhone 6

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9. When you have followed the steps below you will be able to customize certain settings about the way that your iPhone handles interactions through the touch screen. For example, you can specify the amount of time that you need to touch an item on your screen before the iPhone registers it as a touch.

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
open settings
  1. Scroll down and select the General option.
open general
  1. Select the Accessibility option.
select accessibility
  1. Scroll down and tap the Touch Accommodations button in the Interaction section of the menu.
select touch accommodations
  1. Tap the button to the right of Touch Accommodations to turn it on. You will know that it is turned on when there is green shading around the button, and the button is in the right position.
turn on touch accommodations

You can then specify certain elements of your iPhone’s touch interactions by adjusting the rest of the settings on this menu.

Some very noticeable changes can occur by adjusting these settings, so you may need to modify them a few times before you achieve the desired result.

You can use other options on the Accessibility menu to modify the look and feel of your iPhone. For example, you can increase the text size on the device if you are having difficulty reading information on the screen.

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