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Apple videos explain iPhone AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, Magnifier accessibility features


Apple video demonstrates how to use iOS accessibility features
Apple demonstrates how to use AssistiveTouch, which adds a virtual Home button that can perform multiple functions.
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A series of videos from Apple Support walks users through setting up and using some of the features created for users with limited dexterity or vision. These explain AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, Magnifier and inverted colors.

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How to use AssistiveTouch on your iPhone

Apple Support notes “With AssistiveTouch, you can customize how you navigate your iPhone by creating your own menu and gestures, which can be helpful if you have limited dexterity or hand strength.”

Although it was developed as one of the many  iOS accessibility features, some people enable AssistiveTouch on the latest iPhones just because is adds a virtual Home button to models that don’t have one.

How to navigate your iPhone with VoiceOver

“Learn how to use VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader on iPhone and iPad that gives audible descriptions of what’s on your screen,” says Apple’s description of this video.

How to use Magnifier on your iPhone

This video lets users “learn how to use Magnifier on your iPhone to zoom in and illuminate documents, menus, objects, and more,” according to Apple.

How to invert colors on your iPhone

“If you benefit from viewing items against a dark background, you can use Invert Colors to change how content is displayed on your screen,” explains Apple.

Although the videos walk users through using these iOS accessibility features on an iPhone, they are also available for iPad users. The setup screens just look slightly different.

More iPhone accessibility tricks

Cult of Mac recently produced it own video demoing iPhone accessibility tips and ticks. This covers some not in Apple’s four, like Reachability and LED Flash for Alerts.


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