How to give your iPhone X a virtual home button (AAPL)


Kif Leswing

  • The iPhone X is the first iPhone to ditch the physical home button.
  • But there is a way to simulate a home button using the iPhone’s software.
  • It’s a bit of a hack, though, and we don’t recommend it. 

Apple made one big change to the iPhone X. 

In an effort to make the phone’s screen span edge-to-edge, Apple has eliminated the home button that has graced every other iPhone since it was invented. 

Apple replaced the iPhone’s functions with gestures that are fairly intuitive, but some people will still miss the original home button.

Turns out, there’s a way to simulate the old home button in software, as discovered by The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern.

However, it’s a bit of a hack — the software “home button replacement”  covers part of the interface in most apps and it’s clearly not what Apple intended users to do. It won’t read your fingerprint, either. 

But if you really want to try out a software home button on your iPhone X, read on: 

There isn’t one of these on the iPhone X.
REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Without a physical home button, the screen on the iPhone X covers nearly the entirety phone’s front.
Hollis Johnson

There’s just screen where the home button used to be. 

Let’s create a software home button. The workaround uses a feature originally intended for people with disabilities called Assistive Touch.

More information about iPhone accessibility features from Apple can be found here

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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