This easy hack lets you create a virtual 'Home' button on the iPhone X

The new Apple iPhone X does not have a physical “Home” button. Instead, you have to use swiping gestures to navigate the screen. It’s simple, but it takes some getting used to. If you don’t have the patience, there’s a way to create a virtual button that mimics the old Home button. Here’s how. Following is a transcript of the video.

Apple’s new iPhone X doesn’t have a physical Home button. You have to use swiping gestures to navigate. If you miss the Home button, here’s how to add a virtual one.

First, move all of your apps from the bottom of the screen. This makes space for the button.

Now, you need to turn on AssistiveTouch. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch.

Toggle “AssistiveTouch.” Choose “Home.” A white button will appear. Drag this to the bottom of your screen in the center.

You can now use this as you would the old Home button, but it might get in the way of some apps. So if you have an iPhone X, you should embrace the swipe.


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