Assisstive Touch Setting

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    Recently I have been using the Assistive Touch Setting on my iPhone. I wanted to try out this feature to see how it would work for my own patients with tactile or dexterity/precision movement limitations with hand use.

    To turn on the Assistive Touch go to: Settings/General/Acessibility/Assistive Touch/turn ON.

    A white circle will show which can be moved around the screen to place.



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    Once the white circular button is tapped, it will show this screen to return to HOME, Favorites, Siri and Device.

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    When pressing the Device icon...it will give you access to volume controls, lock screen (put device to sleep), rotate screen, Mute and More....


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    When pressing "More"...you can access the multi-task bar, shake to undo typing, create gestures and finally do a screen shot.



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    Overall, this has worked really good for me. I like that I can quickly go back to the home button without actually having to constantly tap the home button. It really helps in switching from one app to another as well without issue.

    One thing I do notice is that the iPhone doesn't always go to sleep, but stays on. So in order to remedy this for now, either I can hit the device icon and than lock screen icon...or press the power switch.

    Hope this helps others with physical limitations or that uses adaptive accessories for their daily needs.

    Thank you.
    Ski...
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    I found that I really liked the assistive touch button. When I turn on my phone.
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    Very good tutorial, thank you. I'd like to add that you can also setup Settings > General > Accessibility > Triple-click to allow toggling the AssistiveTouch on and off as needed. Apple was very smart to implement these features.
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    Good to know, Ski! My iPhone is jailbroken and I have SpringJumps installed which I use to return to my Home screen and others.

    These devices are a lot of fun especially when one finds these little tips!
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    Thanks, Mwhartman!

    These Apple devices are amazing and it is fun to discover more amazing features it has to offer! :)
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    I love this feature! I've been using it ever since I discovered it. I use the screenshot feature a lot. Having a poor memory, I take a lot of pictures of my screen, so I can document things I want/need to remember. What would be really helpful (hint, hint) is if someone would describe the "other" features.

    edit: The home button oh my iPhone 3GS doesn't click like on my iPad mini, so that was the original reason I started using the assistive touch feature. I use it on both devices.
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    Thank you--that is certainly something we can provide! In fact we do have a great tutorial of some of it already! I'll post the link to it shortly!

    I love my assistive touch as well! :)
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    A Member--Nikun, just gave another tip for the Accessibility Feature on the iPhone.



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    To toggle between features and to turn them off/on...go to iPhone Settings/General/Accessibility/Triple-Click...



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    ...you can easily turn the assistive touch off/on by physically pressing the home button 3-times....



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    ...or in my situation, press the assistive touch home button to invert colors....


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    Very nice tip, thanks for posting that Nikun!
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    The only downside of inverting colours is that you can't take an inverted colours screenshot. If you try, the screenshot has perfectly normal colours.
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    LOL--I learned that after my 3rd attempt in taking one to post here! That is a shame that we can't take it, but that ok. I think everybody get's the idea! :)
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    I tried it the hard way, by photographing the screen of an iPad with colours inverted.

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    I thought you could do it by one of the idevices!
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    I really like the inverted Mickey!:)

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    Radioactive Mouse!
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    Thanks haha.

    And u can take a screen shot like scifan did. Just snap it in its normal mode. And through editing , change it to invert.
    I use this app called "Negative me free- the best image color reversing app" to converse the color between negative and positive image.
    Try that one.

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    Well that was another creative way to show the inverted color! Nice, Nikun! :)

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