How to Add Virtual Home Button on iPhone X

A Step by Step guide on how to add a virtual home button on your iPhone X

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Apple unveiled its 10th Anniversary smartphone, iPhone X more than a month ago and people are still in frenzy, waiting anxiously to get their hands on the amazing device.

The smartphone is riddled with many exciting features which further complement its new design and cool outlook. iPhone X in a bid to provide an all-screen display ditched the traditional home button and replaced its functions with several gestures.

Although Apple has replaced the home button with functions that are fairly instinctive, some people still think that it was a bad idea

Now, without a physical home button, the screen on the iPhone X covers nearly the entire phone’s front but you can create and customize a virtual home button  to navigate through iPhone X in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Enable AssistiveTouch

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Navigate to Settings  -> General -> Accessibility -> AssistiveTouch and enable the feature from the top. Home button will be enabled.

Step 2: Customize AssistiveTouch Menu

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Tap on the Customize Top Level Menu. A wheel of options will show up when you press the AssistiveTouch button. The usual options like Control Center, Siri, Home, and Notifications will show up.

Now, you can add more icons here. Tap on an icon to change its behavior. Features like Multitasking and Screenshot are worth looking into.

Step 3: Customize Icon Actions

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You can choose what happens when you perform a single tap, double tap, long press or 3D Touch the AssistiveTouch icon.

You can put the four most important actions here and let go of the menu altogether. For example, a single press can direct you to Home, a double press can open Multitasking, a Long press can open Control Center and a 3D Touch can pop up Siri.

And just like that, your on-screen Virtual Home button is ready to use.

However, it will take some playing around on your part to get used to it and get things how you want them to be.

In the meantime, if you want to relearn how to use the iPhone, click here or you can click here to read how to use iPhone X with No Home Button

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