Accessibility, knowing this feature in detail (Part 2)

A few days ago we talked about Accessibility, that section that Apple makes available to its users and tries to bring their devices to people with visual or hearing problems .

We already analyzed everything Apple provides us related to the visual characteristics , in this article we will analyze the hearing and different modes of interaction with the device.

Interaction, many accessibility options

Accessibility, knowing this feature in detail (Part 2)
Accessibility, knowing this feature in detail (Part 2)

This section offers us many alternatives to interact with our device.

Button control

This function allows us to control the device with a "button".<br/>
To activate this option, let’s: Settings> Accessibility and activate the option "Control by button" .

This allows us to interact with the device through some gestures. We can create a "gesture" like pressing the screen, so that the device performs an action.<br/>
When the option of "Control by button" is active, the system marks the different buttons on the screen to be able to select it with that "gesture" previously created.

This section is extremely deep, and allows us to create a practically unique way of interacting for each user. Adapting it to our needs.


This section is perhaps one of the most widely used and publicized in the accessibility options. Many have used it when the Home button decides to break or to prevent this from happening.

Basically activating this option we’ll see a "virtual Home button" on the screen that will allow us a few options. To activate it we’ll just go to: Settings> AssistiveTouch> Accessibility and activate the option "AssistiveTouch" .

Once this is done, we will see that this "virtual button" we will be able to configure it by adding up to 8 functions .<br/>
Some useful functions like: Multitasking, Screenshot, Home, Siri, Control Center, Notification Center and many more.

If you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you will also find a section within AssistiveTouch that allows you to configure the 3D Touch.

Tactile adaptations

This section allows us to modify the way the screen responds to touches.<br/>
To activate this feature we will: Settings> Touch adaptations and activate the option.

Then we just have to adapt the touches of the screen according to our needs;
For example, the length of time the screen pressure will last, or ignore the repetition of a touch.


As its name indicates, we can modify certain parameters of the virtual keyboard or of a physical keyboard.

Shake to undo

This feature that we find in accessibility allows us, "shaking the device" to undo an action or a text that we have entered in the keyboard.


If we deactivate this option, our device will stop vibrating (that includes the different emergency alerts such as earthquakes). This option is ideal to check when we detect that the iPhone does not vibrate properly.

Audio transfer

Here we can tell our device where we want it to transmit the audio of a call. This can be done automatically (default) or to a bluetooth headset or a speaker.

Start button (speed)

When we press the Home button twice, the system will show us the multitasking.<br/>
This section allows us to configure "how fast" that pressure has to be.

Easy reach

When Apple introduced iPhone 6 Plus, many found it virtually “impossible” to access the top of the screen using only one hand. But Apple brought us a possible solution called “Easy Reach”. If we activate this option, when we touch 2 times the home button (without pressing it) the screen will go down to access the top of the screen.

Up to here the different options that Apple proposes to us to interact with our device.

In a article below we’ll look at the options for “Hearing” to end this series of articles that just try to explain a little bit about each feature Apple provides in accessibility.

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