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Apple’s update just gave your iPhone a new ‘button’ – and it’ll make life much easier for you

IOS 14 is here and it's given iPhone users an extra way to access certain features.

The new software launched this week and has a "Back Tap" feature that you can turn on to control your device in a new way.

How to use Back Tap on iPhone

To turn on the feature make sure you've updated to iOS 14.

Then go to your Settings.

Scroll down and tap "Accessibility" and then click "Touch".

Then scroll down to "Back Tap".

You'll have the choice to turn on "Double Tap" or "Triple Tap".

Whichever you select gives you the same options.

Click on the options to see which features you can now control with either a double or triple tap on the back of your phone.

They include taking screenshots, turning the volume up or down, magnifying, scrolling up or down and more.

For example, if you wanted to use a Double Tap to take screenshots, click the "Double Tap" option and then tick "Screenshot".

Now you should be able to take a screenshot just by tapping the back of your phone twice.

Bear in mind that this feature might not work if you have a thick phone case.

You can switch the features Back Tap controls or turn it off anytime by using the same steps above.

iPhone tricks to try today

Here are some of the best...

  • Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
  • Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
  • Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
  • Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
  • Check if you're due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you're down to 80% capacity. If you're below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
  • Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
Apple gives iPhone homescreen a huge makeover in iOS 14

In other news, the latest iOS 14 lets iPhone owners put widgets on their Home Screens.

The new Apple Watch Series 6 features a ‘blood oxygen scanner’ that could save your life.

And, Apple dropped a major hint that the next iPhone may be the first to come without a charger in the box.

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