It was dubbed as the ‘biggest update ever’, we went as far as to describe Apple’s latest iOS 14 software update as “like having a brand new phone”. While we marvelled over a fresh new home screen interface and impressive multi-tasking, there was one feature no one seemed to talk about, or even notice – and it’s a game changer.

Introducing the secret ‘button’ or more accurately, the ‘Back Tap’. Available on even the oldest of phones down to the iPhone 8 (although not all phones will be able to support the feature), a touch-sensitive component has been added to prompt your handset to do a number of different things.

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To enable the advancement, visit Settings > Accessibility > Touch and scroll down to Back Tap. Once you’ve switched it on, you can change what it can assist you with including screenshots, volume control and lock screen with a double or triple tap. The below phones are compatible with Back Tap.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus

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