Who else likes the assistive touch button?

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

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    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

    Aug 22, 2014
    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


    Jan 26, 2013
    Minnesota, USA
    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


    Oct 9, 2010
    What about the 'long press duration' that mod is brilliant when you make it really short like about .25"
  5. FeliApple macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2015
    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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