How to Set Up an On-Screen Home Button on Your iPhone 7

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The iPhone 7 has been a popular choice among Apple users since its introduction in 2016. The phone features multiple improvements over its predecessors, including a larger screen and improved battery life. But one of the most notable chanes is the removal of the home button. This has left many users wondering how to navigate their phone without it.

Fortunately, Apple has come up with a solution: an on-screen home button. This button is designed to replicate the functionality of the physical home button, allowing you to go back to your main screen with a single tap. It also makes it much easier to access certain features and settings on your phone.

To enable the on-screen home button, you’ll need to go into your iPhone’s Settings app and select Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > On. Once you have it enabled, a small round circle will appear at the bottom of your screen that serves as your home button. You can move this circle around by dragging it with one finger or pinching it with two fingers.

The on-screen home button also allows you to access additional shortcuts and settings by tapping and holding down for a couple seconds. These shortcuts include locking your display orientation, taking screenshots, adjusting volume levels, and more. You can also customize what actions are available when you tap and hold down the on-screen home button by going into Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > Customize Top Level Menu.

Overall, Apple’s on-screen home button provides an easy way for iPhone 7 users to navigate their phone without havig to use the physical home button that was removed from this model. With this feature enabled, you can quickly access important shortcuts and settings without having to search through menus or remember complex gestures. If you’re an iPhone 7 user who misses their old physical home button, then definitely give this feature a try!

How to Access the Home Button on an iPhone 7 Screen

To get the home button on your iPhone 7 screen, you’ll need to enable AssistiveTouch. To do this, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch and toggle it on. Once enabled, a small circle will appear on your screen that you can use as a virtual home button. You can customize the AssistiveTouch menu with other options, like taking screenshots and controlling volume, by goig to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch.

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Removing the Floating Home Button on an iPhone 7

To remove the floating home button from your iPhone 7, you’ll need to go to Settings > Home Screen and toggle off the switch beside Show on Home Screen. This will disable the home button from appeaing on your device’s home screen.

Adding a Touch Screen Home Button to an iPhone

To add a touch screen home button to your iPhone, you’ll need to enable the AssistiveTouch feature. First, open your Settings app and tap on Accessibility. Next, tap on Touch and select AssistiveTouch to turn it on. You can also say “Hey Siri” to activate this feature and turn on the AssistiveTouch setting. Once you’ve enabled AssistiveTouch, you can also open your Settings app and go to Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut and turn on the AssistiveTouch shortcut for easy access. You will now have a floating home button on your screen that you can use just like the physical home button on your device.

Adding a Home Button to a Screen

To get the Home button on your screen, you’ll need to enable the “Swipe up on Home button” feature in your phone’s Settings app. To do this, open the Settings app and then swipe up on the Home button. You will then be given the option to turn Swipe up on Home button off or on. Once you have enabled this feature, you will have a Home button apear at the bottom of your screen that will take you back to your home screen.

Restoring the iPhone Home Button

The best way to restore an iPhone home button is to first enable Assistive Touch in the Accessibility settings as a workaround to access the home button function. If necessary, you can use Siri to open the Settings app and then restart your phone, which may clear any software hiccups. You sould also give the home button an external cleaning, and make sure that your phone and all apps are up to date. This should help resolve any issues with the home button. If none of these steps work, you may need to take it in for repair or replacement.

The Location of the Home Button on an iPhone

The home button on the iPhone is located at the bottom of the device, just below the display. It’s a circular button with a square icon in the middle that looks like a house. You can press and hold this button to unlock your phone or wake it up from sleep mode, double tap it to open the app switcher, and press and hold it again togeher with either of the volume buttons to take a screenshot.

Revealing the Home Button

If your device has a home button that is currently hidden, you can bring it back by swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen. If this doesn’t work, you can try changing the settings in Android Settings > Display > Navigation. Depending on the type of device you may need to search settings for “Navigation” if you can’t find it. After opening the navigation settings, you should be able to select an option to unhide the home button.

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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.