Wait, So the Apple Icon on the Back of Your Phone Is Actually an Extra Button You Can Use?
In news no one told me when I was buying an iPhone, that shiny Apple symbol on the back of your phone that you've been covering with a case is actually a "button" you can program to perform at least 30 different tasks. In a game-changing video, TikTok user Brit Brown revealed exactly how to customize your iPhone settings to turn the Apple logo into a tool for screenshotting photos, scrolling through Instagram, magnifying pictures, changing your phone's volume, activating Siri, and more. "What the what?!" Brown said in the video, perfectly encapsulating my personal feelings after discovering this wildly helpful tip.
The feature is available to iPhone users with iOS 14 software enabled, and includes an iPhone setting called "Back Tap" that transforms the entire back of your phone into a touch-sensitive tool. This means that, phone case or no phone case, double or triple tapping the back of your device will allow you to access multiple pre-programmed shortcuts. You can even set the "button" as a shortcut to automatically open TikTok, open Netflix, check the time, send a photo text, or customize your own shortcut. Keep reading to watch Brown's full video and to see a step-by-step breakdown on how to program the Apple icon on your iPhone.