Have you ever heard of iPhone gestures? If you are unaware of it, maybe you can take some time to read the article. If your iPhone Home or Power buttons are broken, or if you prefer to use on-screen buttons rather than physical ones, AssistiveTouch is the one you may need. AssistiveTouch provides options to access all the regular iPhone features through the touchscreen, rather than the tactile buttons. In one word, AssistiveTouch helps control your device and perform gestures like a pinch, multi-finger swipe, 3D Touch or Siri. Here I will show you how to use gestures on iPhone and how to use custom gestures on iPhone. Hope this iPhone gestures tutorial could help you have a better understanding of gestures on iPhone.

How to enable AssistiveTouch to use iPhone gestures?

Before I show you how to use gestures on iPhone, we need to know how to enable AssistiveTouch.

  • 1. Launch Settings from iPhone Home screen.
  • 2. Tap General.
  • 3. Tap Accessibility.
  • 4. Tap AssistiveTouch to enable it.

Later, you will find a light dark square with a white circle appear on iPhone screen. You can hold it with your finger and pull it around the screen to any location to get it out of the way or make it more accessible.

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Device shortcuts

Tap AssistiveTouch shortcut, you will see the following options: Notification Center, Device, Control Center, Home, Siri and Custom.

Click Device, you can see the following options: Lock Screen, Rotate Screen, Volume Up, Volume Down, Unmute and More.

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How to create a gesture on iPhone?

Follow the steps mentioned below showing you how to create a gesture on iPhone.

  • 1. Launch Settings.
  • 2. Tap General.
  • 3. Tap Accessibility.
  • 4. Tap AssistiveTouch.
  • 5. Tap Crate New Gesture.
  • 6. You can tap or swipe to create a new iPhone gesture.
  • 7. In general, all your actions will be combined into one multi-touch gesture.
  • 8. After you have completed your gestures on iPhone, tap Save.
  • 9. A dialog will pop up for you to name the New Gesture.
  • 10. Tap Save.
  • Finally, your iPhone custom gestures will be available to you under Custom in the AssistiveTouch menu. Hope this iPhone gestures tutorial work for you.

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    How to use custom gestures on iPhone?

    Now that we know how to set gestures on iPhone, it is time for us to learn how to use custom gestures on iPhone. To use iPhone custom gestures, follow the instructions below:

    • 1. Tap AssistiveTouch on the screen.
    • 2. Tap Custom button that looks like a star.

    Then you can see the iPhone custom gestures shown there. For example, tap the Zoom in button, then you see two small black circles shown on-screen. This will replicate a Multi-Touch gesture. You can open the map and with only one finger, for it will help you zoom in on the map.

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    Now you know how to use iPhone custom gestures in AssistiveTouch. AssistiveTouch is a convenient and helpful feature that lets iPhone user access buttons and trigger features that require movement without having to push several buttons or lift the iPhone. AssistiveTouch is an Accessibility feature that is often used by people with various levels of disability. As it turns out, AssistiveTouch is also the perfect solution for an iPhone with broken buttons.