Who else likes the assistive touch button?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by inscrewtable, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000

    inscrewtable

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    #1
    I used to use it for an old iPhone with a broken button to turn the screen off. However I have finally delved into the 1200 page iOS 11 manual to discover some more subtle uses for my newish SE and it has finally solved a couple of irritating actions that are now easy. This is what I use it for.

    Rotation lock is something that I'm often faffing around with and that necessitates a trip to the control centre and then a scan for the right button. The other thing is that I find using the power button to lock the screen annoying too. So I use assistive touch button for both with Custom Actions...

    First I add the button then I reduce its Idle Opacity to the minimum I can which is 15%
    Then I have in the 'custom actions' a single tap set to Lock Rotation
    Lastly I set the Long Press to Lock Screen and the Long Press Duration to 0.25 seconds

    Anyone else love this button.
     
  2. Deeds500 macrumors 6502

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    Gave it a try but I found that it was always getting in the way, no matter where I put it on the screen, it would eventually get in the way, so I disabled it. But it's nice to know it's there if I ever need it. Some people are using it as a dedicated home button on the X.
     
  3. Craiguyver macrumors member

    Craiguyver

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    I positively love it. I used it all the time in the past but it's especially helpful on the X. I do the same with a low number for the idle opacity.
     
  4. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 68000

    inscrewtable

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    What about the 'long press duration' that mod is brilliant when you make it really short like about .25"
     
  5. FeliApple macrumors 6502

    FeliApple

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    I have it enabled for every single device. I'm used to not using the physical button. And it enables fast access for a lot of things.
     

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