How to Set a Triple-Click Option on the iPhone

Would you like to make it simpler for you to use the AssistiveTouch feature, or to zoom on your screen?

While you might have already discovered how to perform either of these actions, one option that your iPhone with a Home button offers you is the ability to make something happen when you press that Home button three times.

Our tutorial below will show you where to adjust this setting and start using that feature on your device.

How to Define a Triple Click iPhone Action

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Choose Accessibility.
  4. Touch the Accessibility Shortcut button.
  5. Tap the desired triple click action.

Our guide continues below with additional information about setting the iPhone triple click activity, including pictures of these steps.

Due to the limited number of buttons that are on the iPhone, there are only so many different combinations of button presses and touchscreen gestures that can be performed. But the iPhone makes very good use of these limited options, and there might even be some things that you can do with your device that you weren’t aware of.

One such option is the ability to create a shortcut for an action by triple-clicking your Home button. Your iPhone has several different actions that you can select from for this setting, so continue reading below to learn how to create a triple-click shortcut.

Creating a Triple-Click Shortcut on the iPhone 6 Plus (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2. These steps will work for other devices running iOS 8, but the steps may vary for devices running previous versions of iOS.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

select the general option

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.

tap the accessibility button

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the Accessibility Shortcut option.

select the accessibility shortcut option

Step 5: Select an action to perform whenever you triple-click your Home button.

select the action for the triple-click shortcut

Now that you know how to define a triple click action for your iPhone’s Home button you will be able to add a bit of extra functionality to the device.

The Triple Click options that are available include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Invert Colors
  • Grayscale
  • Zoom
  • Switch Control
  • AssistiveTouch

You can then exit this menu and triple-click your Home button to perform the action. You can also triple-click the Home button again to exit or undo whatever option you chose to set for the triple-click shortcut.

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