How to display the Home button on the iPhone screen

How to display the Home button on the iPhone screen

How to install the Home button on the iPhone screen

On Apple mobile devices, there is only one physical key that is used to navigate. It is located at the bottom of the screen. It is almost impossible to perform any operations with a broken "Home" button. And for such situations, the developers of apple gadgets have provided a virtual replacement. The "Home" button on the iPhone screen is an additional element of iOS and is functional as a replacement  physical key.

How to install the Home button on the iPhone screen

Assistive Touch" function

AssistiveTouch is shaped like a white circle and is a universal access button. It is used by users with disabilities, when the physical Home button fails, or simply for convenience.

You can use it to view notifications, lock the screen, adjust the volume, take screenshots, and use the camera as a magnifying glass.

AssistiveTouch is matte in standby mode, darker when in use, and may enlarge the screen in some models when pressed.

It's easy to display it on your smartphone. Go to "Settings", in the "Basic" section select "Universal access" and move the toggle switch in the line "AssistiveTouch" to the "on" state. After that a floating round button will appear on the screen of the gadget. This will mean that the "AssistiveTouch" function is activated, and any iPhone owner can easily figure out how this service works.

Remove the home button from the screen

Deactivating "AssistiveTouch" is done in the same way. Through "Settings", then "Basic" and "Universal access". Set the switch in the line "AssistiveTouch" to "off".

Some iPhone owners can not turn it off and resort to a complete reset or reflash the operating system through iTunes. However, it is quite easy to disable it in the AssistiveTouch service settings.

Home button emulation apps on the screen

Over time, the main key of your favorite iPhone stops working or works with a delay. This happens because of software failures or simply due to wear and tear. In the first case it is not difficult to restore functionality, but in the second case you will need to repair it.

You can temporarily use a free tweak called Menu Button Emulator. This solution is more practical than using AssistiveTouch. You can download it from the Cydia app. After installation, a circle of gray color will appear on the display, on top of the applications. It can easily be dragged and dropped to any convenient location on the screen. This button is used in the same way as the hardware button.

For those who have iOS version 9 and higher, you can use the SPTouch tweak. The new plugin establishes a virtual button on the display, the functionality of which is identical to the hardware "Home" key. With a single click, the user will return to the home screen settings, with a double click a multitasking dialog box appears, and locks the device if you press and hold the button.

The SPTouch is very easy to use. The button can be easily dragged anywhere on the screen. In the settings you can set its size and color, the thickness of the outline, transparency, etc. Application of the settings is instant, no need to reboot the device. You can disable its display on locked screen. Use the Cydia repository to download it. 

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