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
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.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the Accessibility Shortcut option.
Step 5: Select an action to perform whenever you triple-click your Home button.
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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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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