Unlock the Power of Double Tapping on Your iPhone 12

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Have you been looking for a faster and more efficient way to navigate through your iPhone 12? Apple has recently introduced a new feature called “Double Tap” which can help make your life easier. This feature allows you to quickly open apps, take screenshots, switch between apps and even activate accessibility specific actions with just a double or triple tap on the back of your device.

The Double Tap feature is available on all iPhones running iOS 14 or later. To turn it on, simply open the Settings App and select General > Accessibility > VoiceOver. From there, move the slider to the “Off” position and then press the Home button to exit the Settings menu.

Once you have enabled Double Tap, you can now access some powerful features that can drastically improve your user experience. For example, you can use Double Tap to quickly launch Control Center, take a screenshot, activate accessibility-specific actions such as VoiceOver or Zoom Mode and much more! It is also possible to customize what actions are triggered by a double tap on the back of your device.

Overall, Apple’s new Double Tap feature is an incredibly useful tool that helps make navigating through your iPhone 12 much simpler and quicker than ever before. Whether you are looking for an easy way to launch apps or take screenshots of important information, this feature has got you covered!

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Turning Off Double Tap on iPhone 12

To turn off Double Tap on your iPhone 12, open the Settings app and select General. Then tap Accessibility, then VoiceOver. You can then move the slider to the Off position to disable Double Tap. To exit, press the Home button. This will turn off Double Tap and you should no longer experience unintentional taps due to this feature.

Understanding the Double Tap Feature on iPhones

Double tap on iPhone is a feature available in iOS 14 and latr that allows you to quickly access various functions with just a double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone. With this feature, you can open Control Center, take a screenshot, trigger accessibility-specific actions, and more. To use this feature, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap and configure the action for each double or triple tap.

Enabling Double Click on an iPhone

To turn on double click on your iPhone, you need to go to the Settings app. From there, select Accessibility and then Side Button. Under that option, you should see an option to enable “Confirm with Switch Control”. Select this and follow the on-screen instructions. After completing these steps, you should now have double click enabled on your iPhone.

The Effects of Double Tapping on a Touch Screen

When you double-tap on the touch screen, it will register two quick taps in the same spot. Depending on what you are doing, this can have different effects. For example, if you are using an app or web browser, double-tapping may zoom in or out of a page or image. In some game apps, it may perform an action such as jumping or attacking. Double-tapping also allows you to open and select items with ease, making it a very useful and convenient gesture for navigating your device’s interface.

Troubleshooting Double Tap Issues on iPhone

It’s possible that the double tap function is not working on your iPhone beause the Back Tap feature in Accessibility Settings may be disabled. To fix this issue, you need to open your iPhone’s Settings and tap the Accessibility option. Tap “Touch” and hit the Back Tap option at the very bottom. Then, set both the “Double Tap” and “Triple Tap“ options to the ”None“ position. After that, force close Settings and then re-enable Back Tap by heading to Settings > Accessibility >Touch > Back Tap.

Double Tapping on an iPhone Without a Button

Double tapping on an iPhone without the button can be done through the Back Tap feature in Accessibility settings. To use this, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap. Choose Double Tap or Triple Tap, then choose an action. To perform the action you set, double-tap or triple-tap the back of iPhone.


In conclusion, the double tap feature on the iPhone 12 is a great way to quickly access certain features and functions. It allows users to quickly take screenshots, open control center, or trigger accessibility-specific actions with just a few taps. The feature can be easily enabled or disabled by visiting the ‘Accessibility’ settings in the General section of the Settings app. With its convenient and intuitive interface, it is no wondr why this feature is so popular among Apple users.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.