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How to Use Back Tap on iPhone iOS 15

The iOS 15 brings in new features under the Accessibility settings called “Back Tap.”  You can customize this to launch system actions like open Notification Center, take a screenshot, App Switcher, Accessibility features, or even add new actions from the shortcut app.

Once you are done, you can double or triple tap the back of the iPhone to perform the said actions. Let’s see more…

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How to Enable Back Tap on iPhone iOS 15

Once you have the new iOS 15 installed on your device, then follow this step to setup the tab back.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Tap on Accessibility.
Step 3: Tap on Touch.
Step 4: Scroll to the end, and tap on Back Tap.
Step 5: You should Double Tap and Triple Tap. You can set actions for one of them or both. Tap on Double Tap.

Step 6: Then choose your preferable action.

Step 7: Tap on the Back Tap to go back, and set an action for Triple Tap.
You can also turn this Back Tap feature off if you don’t like it by choosing None for Double Tap and Triple Tap.

How to Use Back Tap on iPhone in iOS 15

When you are done setting the feature up, to use it, just hold your phone normally and then tap anywhere on the iPhone’s backside. You can even tap on the camera glass or flash and the Back Tap will still work.

To exist the action, Back Tap again. Let’s say you double-tap to bring up Message App, double-tap again to exit out of it.

Will Back Tap work if I have a case on my iPhone?

Yes, Back Tap also works even if you have a case on your iPhone.

Will Back Tap Works on the Lock Screen?

The answer is also yes. Back Tap also works even when your iPhone is lock or unlock.


Back Tap is a cool accessibility feature that offers many ways to customize and set a perfect shortcut on iPhone and launch them by double or triple tap. We enjoy the feature and we believe you will also do the same.

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