Assistive Touch is a nifty feature that has been available across iOS devices for years. This is pretty useful especially if your home button is damaged or no longer functional. It basically eliminates the need of the home button, as it’s able to perform almost all the functions that the physical button could. That’s right, you can multitask, access Siri and do a lot more with Assistive Touch.
Now, the feature has been further refined by Apple in their upcoming iOS 11.1 software update, as users are able to add their own custom actions to Assistive Touch. As of now, iOS 11.1 is currently in beta, and it’s only available to developers and public beta testers, but the final stable version is expected to be rolled out as early as next month. Well, if you’re keen on trying it out already, let’s take a look at how to add custom Assistive Touch actions in iOS 11.1:
Add Custom Actions to Assistive Touch
Note: I tried this feature on my iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus running iOS 11.1 beta 4 for developers, and it worked flawlessly. It should work the same on all iPhones, including the new iPhone X. As of this moment, iOS 11.1 is only accessible if you’re a part of Apple’s developer beta or public beta program.
If you’ve lost your patience waiting for iOS 11.1, you can signup for Apple’s beta program from their official website and then update your device to the latest beta firmware. Once you’re done updating, simply follow the steps below to add customs actions to Assistive Touch in a jiffy: