The function Touch back iOS 14 brings a new functionality to our iPhone. Now, with a double or triple tap we can perform actions like taking a screenshot, activating spotlight or accessing the Control Center. A function designed for accessibility, but that can give us a lot of play when using our iPhone.

Spotlight, screenshot or Siri, all with a double tap

The first thing to keep in mind when activating this function is which devices it is compatible with. Touch back It is compatible with the iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and the SE of 2020 as long as we have iOS 14 installed. About the covers we must say that Touch back It will work with the vast majority of covers, however some very thick or padded ones can give some errors.

Well, having seen the requirements, we can configure this function. Remember that we can assign an action to double tap, as well as another action to triple tap, we do so:

  1. We open the app Settings on our iPhone.
  2. We came in Accessibility.
  3. We came in Play.
  4. We played on Touch back.
  5. We played on Press twice.
  6. We choose the action that we like the most.
  7. We played on .
  8. We came in Triple tap.
  9. We choose the action.

As simple as that. Let’s keep in mind that Among the default options for actions we will find the shortcuts that we have created in the Shortcuts app. This means that automatically the possibilities of Touch back they are practically unlimited. From setting up a HomeKit scene to updating our news feed, just to name a few.

Once configured, use Touch back It’s as simple as tapping the back of your iPhone a couple of times. Remember that this part is not tactile like the screen, so without the need to pound on our phone, we will need some vigor in the touch.

What do we want to disable Touch back? It’s so easy, we just keep going the same steps that we have just seen, but at the time of choosing action we select None. Of course we can also configure just a double tap or a triple tap independently.

Apple dedicates a large amount of resources to the accessibility of its devices, from zoom mode or screen reading, just to name a few examples. There are so many options to facilitate or allow the use of the device in certain situations that many times we all benefit from these functions.