Tapping the home button to replace pressing it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MinorSeventh, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. MinorSeventh macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I might be obtuse here, but I'm trying to find an option to use the home button on my iPad (Pro, 12.9 inch) in such a way that I tap it instead of pressing it?

    The reason being, the button feels like it's dying and I want to preserve the little life it has in it.

    Tapping works for unlocking (without a button press) but not for the app switcher or home.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

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    Try using the accessibility feature onscreen home button. It can be configured to just be a home button (or several buttons combined) onscreen and works great.
     
  3. to_sc macrumors newbie

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    If you pull control center from bottom of the screen, you can press at any blank spot on screen to go to home
     
  4. MinorSeventh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I didn't know about that feature.

    I updated to iOS 11 already, alas.
     
  5. FumbleDuck macrumors member

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    I don't know about iOS 11 yet but I set the following on 10:

    Settings - general - accessibility - home button - rest finger to open.

    I use the power button (or Smart Cover) to turn on the screen then you just have to rest your finger on the home button to unlock - no need to "click" it.

    I also use gestures such as four-finger swipe-up to get app-switcher and five-finger pinch to return to home screen. In fact I don't think I press the home button at all in my daily use!
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Why not just use the multi-finger pinch gesture to go home?
     
  7. MinorSeventh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good question, especially since I use that gesture all the time to go to my desktop on OSX. Facepalm...
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Problem solved, then. :D
     
  9. MinorSeventh thread starter macrumors newbie

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