This hidden iPhone feature can unlock its full potential! Here is how to do it

Your iPhone's lock button has a hidden feature that will perform the task within seconds. Here is how it works.

| Updated on: Jul 03 2023, 21:37 IST
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1/7 There is no need to buy a new iPhone every year. Instead, every year a new iOS update will transform your handset and make it like new. This year, iOS 17 will end up doing that. (Pexels)
2/7 Sadly, many really old iPhone models will not get the iOS 17 update.  (Unsplash)
3/7 So, if you own an iPhone 7, 1st-gen iPhone SE, or any earlier devices, it is certain that you won't be able to download iOS 17. (REUTERS)
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7/7 However, it just may be that the older iPhones may not be able to use a wide range of new features due to their old chipset and technology limitations. (Pixabay)
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iPhone’s lock button can do wonders with this feature. (Pexels)

We usually consider a smartphone's lock button as a quick key to turn off the device or perhaps, wake it up. After all, that's what its name suggests! But if you are using an iPhone, then know that there are a lot more features hidden within the lock button. In fact, that small button holds immense power. It has a slew of amazing iPhone features that can easily boost your productivity. If you want to explore your iPhone's true potential, this feature is something you must try.

This surprising feature is the Accessibility Shortcut option on your iPhone. You can assign any shortcut or enable a feature to your lock button. This will prove to be incredibly useful, especially for features that are frequently used. But how do you activate this hidden iPhone lock button shortcut? Let's go through the process of adding shortcuts to your iPhone lock button.

How to add a shortcut to your iPhone lock button

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Navigate to the Accessibility section.

3. Here, scroll down to find the Accessibility Shortcut at the bottom.

4. Now, simply choose the features you want to assign as shortcuts to your lock button. It will be activated with a triple-click of your lock button.

5. Interestingly, you can select multiple features for this option such as a magnifier glass, live captions for videos, controlling nearby devices, a voiceover option, and a lot more.

6. Now, simply triple-click the lock button to activate your selected feature in the previous step. However, in case you have selected multiple features, it will show them in a pop-up menu.

Apart from this, you can adjust the Click Speed required for double-clicking or triple-clicking the button, choosing from Default, Slow, or Slowest. Additionally, you can decide whether Siri responds when you press and hold the button. For iPhones with Touch ID, you can effortlessly unlock and open your device by resting your finger on Touch ID.

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First Published Date: 03 Jul, 21:35 IST