The home button has always remained an essential features in iPhones; that is until the latest installment, which is the iPhone 11. It features no home button and has a completely touch based display which lends it a certain beauty. However, for other users the lack of a home button may come as a drawback or it may be a feature that they miss.

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Luckily for such people, it is possible to have a virtual home button on your iPhone X, XS, XR, XS MAX, 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro MAX. Anyone who has ever used an iOS device must surely know of the ‘Assistive Touch‘ feature which is incredibly user friendly. For the uninitiated, this feature basically allows you to use your device in a more convenient manner because with it you can restart your device, take screenshots, change the volume and much more.

Steps to Add a Virtual Home Button on your iPhone X/XS/XR/XS MAX/11/11 Pro/11 Pro MAX

In addition, you can even create customized actions for the virtual button. If all this sounds like something you would want read on to learn how to add the virtual home button:

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility.

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Step 2: Tap on the Assistive Touch feature which should appear after you scroll down a bit and toggle it to on.

How to Customize Action Icons with Assistive Touch

It is possible to use the virtual home button for different customization options which gives a lot of flexibility to the user. To get started just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Assistive Touch.

Step 2: Next, you just need to assign custom actions to directly interact with the Assistive Touch icon. This can include options like SOS, Restart or even Screenshotting. In total there are 22 actions from which to choose from.

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How this works is that basically if you select the custom action to be Screenshot then whenever you tap the virtual home button it will take a screenshot. It’s really that simple!

Reducing Opacity of Assistive Touch

The iOS 11 allows the user to reduce the opacity of the Assistive Touch button when it isn’t being used. What this does is that it doesn’t stay as prominent or distracting when it isn’t required or being used. Let us know how your experience with Assistive Touch goes.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.