Our smartphones have evolved far beyond being useful for nothing more than texting, calling, and listening to music. Now, they are an extension of our lives on our computers. Compared to older phones, iPhones and their counterparts have also become more accessible to those with physical difficulties.
One feature of the iPhone that is often overlooked is switch control, which allows users to navigate their devices more easily. But what exactly is Switch Control and how is it used? We'll see.
What is iPhone switch control?
iPhone Switch Control is a function that allows users to control their devices using an external switch. It was introduced with iOS 14 and is also available on iPad and iPod Touch. Check out our guide if you are having trouble updating your iPhone to iOS 14,
Apple introduced Switch Control to help users who couldn't use their hands as easily as others to get the most out of their devices. You can use the tool to perform several essential functions on your screen, including typing and clicking on tabs and buttons.
Using Button Control, you can scan sections on your screen before choosing the next steps. You can choose to scan an area or use point scanning.
To use Button Control on your iPhone, you will need to pair an external switch with your device.
How to use iPhone switch control
When using Button Control on your iPhone, you will need to activate the function first. To do this, follow these instructions.
Step 1: Go to your iPhone Settings and scroll down to Accessibility.
Step 2: Under Physical & Motor, click Switch Control.
Step 3: At the top of the screen, turn on the switch control button so that it is green.
How to add a new switch to your iPhone
One of the cool things about Switch Control is that if you want, you can use more than one switch to control your iPhone.
To add new switches when using this feature, you will need to follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go back to your iPhone Settings before navigating to Accessibility and Button Control. The steps for this are identical to those in the previous section.
Step 2: Select the tab called Switches. This is the first one under Switch Control.
Step 3: Select Add New Switch.
Step 4: In the next window, you will see four font options. Review each of them and customize them as necessary.
After choosing the options, your selections should be applied to your iPhone right away.
How to create new gestures
You may find it easier to use Button Control on your iPhone by creating gestures. Doing so is relatively simple; all you need to do is follow the steps below.
Step 1: In Button Control, scroll to the bottom and select Saved Gestures.
Step 2: In the next window, choose Create new gesture.
Step 3: Create your gesture by tapping or sliding your finger. Once you're done, hit Save.
What if the iPhone switch control is grayed out?
If you have tried to use Button Control on your iPhone, but are unable to do so, you may notice that it is grayed out on your phone. This is likely because you have the assistive touch activated at the same time.
On your iPhone, you cannot use Switch Control and AssistiveTouch at the same time. Therefore, you will need to disable the last of these. To do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to your iPhone settings and go back to Accessibility.
Step 2: Find the Touch tab and click on it.
Step 3: At the top of the screen, you will see an option called Assistive Touch. Get into this.
Step 4: Move the AssistiveTouch button at the top so that it turns off and is no longer green.
Once you've disabled AssistiveTouch, try going back to Button Control and see if it now works.
A new way to use your iPhone
In more recent iOS updates, Apple has made its devices easier to use for those who have difficulty performing basic actions with their devices. One of the best examples of this is Switch Control, which helps users manage their iPhones much better than would have been possible otherwise.
The above-mentioned methods should help you get started using Switch Control on your iPhone.
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