Apple’s iPhone 12 Max has been winning plaudits left right and centre for its incredible camera tech, it is the photographer’s iPhone”. Apart from this incredible technology, The iPhone 12 display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. As you may have noticed, your iPhone 12 has no home button. Where the Home button used to be, you now have an extra half-inch or so of glorious OLED display!
Actually, During the first decade of the iPhone’s existence, the Home button was a reliable constant.Before the iPhone X, we all usually Use the Home button to unlock your device or make purchases using Touch ID.Press the Home button twice to bring up the App Switcher. However, with the iPhone X, it suddenly disappeared,and since then, all the new iPhones (the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro) have featured edge-to-edge displays with no Home button.If iPhone 12 are committed to making a full-screen bezel-less display, removing the home button is a thing that have to do.And they were able to do it because users understand smartphones well enough to use the bottom-swipe as an alternative to a mechanical button.
How to get a virtual home button?
We all know that you can enable your iPhone’s AssistiveTouch to start up.Why does iPhone keep the home button before iPhone X?The answer is usability. When the iPhone 12 come out firstly, most of people are not familiar with how to navigate a smartphone user interface or use swiping & finger gestures.Home button is a good way to help people operate better.But now, people are all familiar with the navigation and easy to accept this kind of innovation.You can get a home button on-screen on your iPhone if you’re not happy that Apple has phased out the home button on recent iPhone models. To add the home button function on-screen, turn on AssistiveTouch in the Accessibility section of Settings.
1. Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap “Accessibility” on an iPhone running iOS 13. On an iPhone running iOS 12 or earlier, tap “General” and then “Accessibility.”
3. Tap “Touch.”
4. Tap “AssistiveTouch.”
5. Turn on AssistiveTouch by swiping the button to the right. The AssistiveTouch button should appear on the screen.
To use AssistiveTouch, tap the button which hovers on the screen. It should pop out into a button overlay menu with several buttons, including Home. Tapping home has the same effect as pressing the home button on the phone.
You can also reposition the AssistiveTouch button anywhere on the screen by dragging it where you’d like it to appear.
How to customize AssistiveTouch?
You can customize this AssistiveTouch menu as well by adding, removing, or changing the buttons. If you delete all the buttons except one, the AssistiveTouch button can function as the home button with a single tap.
1. Open the AssistiveTouch settings and tap “Customize Top Level Menu.”
2. On the Customize Top Level Menu page, you can tap any button and change it to perform a different function.
3. If you only want to see the home button and want to get rid of the rest of the options, tap the minus sign until it only shows one icon. Then tap that remaining button and choose “Home.”
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