How to Set a Do Not Disturb Message on iPhone

Do Mot Disturb is a helpful iPhone setting when you do not want to be interrupted, such as at meetings, formal events, driving, or at night.

Do Mot Disturb is a helpful iPhone setting when you do not want to be interrupted, such as at meetings, formal events, driving, or at night.

This option stops notifications, alerts, and calls from making any noise, vibration, or lighting up the iPhone when the screen is locked.

In this post, we are exploring how to send an “Auto-Reply” message when you receive a text message and who can receive that message once you have Do Not Disturb enabled.

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First, open Settings by tapping the gear icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Setup for Do Not Disturb

Now, locate and tap the Do Not Disturb option. See below image:

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Accessing Do Not Disturb option

Next, enable the Do Not Disturb option. See following image;

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Enabling Do Not Disturb toggle

Setup for “Auto-Reply” Message

Now, scroll down until you see the “Auto-Reply” options. Tap Auto-Reply .Refer to below image:

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Accessing “auto-reply” option

On the next screen, tap the text input area, and type any message you would like. Or, you can chose one of the canned messages. The message will be automatically texted to people you select that send you a message while your Do Not Disturb is enabled.

When you are done entering your message, or choosing one, tap the blue link Back button. See below image:

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Choosing an “auto-reply” message

Setup Your Audience

Now, tap Auto-Reply To in the Do Not Disturb options.

You will see a list of options, including No One, which turns off “Auto-Reply”. Tap an option to select it. See following image:

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Selecting your audience for the Do Not Disturb message

In my example, I am choosing the “I am driving…” canned message sent to my Contacts Favorities list.

When yo are done, tap the blue link Back button, then exit Settings.

That its. You have now set a Do Not DisturbAuto-Reply” message.

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How to Insert a PDF into Word

One unique feature of Microsoft Word is the ability to insert a PDF file directly into Word, and it can be done in only a few steps. You can insert it as an embedded object, a linked object, or text only.

One unique feature of Microsoft Word is the ability to insert a PDF file directly into Word, and it can be done in only a few steps. You can insert it as an embedded object, a linked object, or text only. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Embedding Explained

When you embed a PDF file in Word, the first page of your PDF appears in the document. Since an embedded object becomes part of the document after it is inserted, it’s no longer connected to the source file. Any changes made to the original PDF in the future will not be reflected in the Word document.

Linking Explained

Inserting a PDF file as a linked object means it appears as the first page of the PDF, but it is also linked to the original file. Changes made to the PDF will also be reflected in the Word document. You can opt to display an icon instead of a preview. Either option will open the PDF file when selected.

Text Only Explained

Inserting a PDF as text involves the use of copy and paste. Copying the text from the PDF file and pasting it into a document is a straightforward way to insert a bit of text into Word.

Embed or Link a PDF

First, open a Word document, and place your cursor where you would like to insert the PDF file. Next, select the Insert tab. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Insert tab

Now, click Object from the Text group. See below image:

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Selecting the Object option

From the small drop-down menu, select Object. See following image:

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Selecting the Object option from drop-down menu

From the Object window, click the Create from File tab. Next, select Browse. Refer to below image:

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From the Create from file tab, selecting the Browse option

Navigate to the location of the PDF, select it, and then click Insert. See below image:

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Selecting your PDF file to Insert into Word

Selecting Your Options

Now, it is time to decide if you want to (1) link directly to the source file, and/or (2) display the PDF as an icon. Link directly to the source file if you want to have the inserted file reflect any new changes made to the source file. To do so, just checkmark the Link to file option. You are linking to the PDF in your document.

While here, checkmark Display as icon if you don’t want to take up too much space on the page. If you do not enable any of these options, the PDF will be displayed in its entirety on the Word document and will not reflect any new changes made to the source file. You are embedding the PDF into your document.

To finish, select OK. Refer to below image:

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Selecting ink your PDF file and display an icon

The PDF will now be inserted in the Word document. See below image:

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Your linked PDF file displayed as an icon in Word

Copy and Paste

Copy

First, open your PDF file. Now, highlight some text you want to copy. Next, right-click your selection and select Copy.

Paste

Second, open your Word document. Now, place the cursor where you want to paste the text from the PDF file. Next, right-click and select a Paste option with or without formatting.

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How To Close Safari Tabs Automatically on iPhone or iPad

IOS 13 or higher allows you to automatically close tabs in Safari after a specified period of time, which helps to keep your iPhone running smoothly.

IOS 13 or higher allows you to automatically close tabs in Safari after a specified period of time, which helps to keep your iPhone running smoothly.

You can have up to 500 open tabs. This number of active browser tabs can quickly get out of hand. It gets to be kind of a pain to go swiping through all your open tabs every few weeks to clean out the ones you no longer use.

Fortunately, in the Safari settings on your iPhone or iPad, you can set how long your tabs stay open before they automatically close; after one day, after one week or after one month. Let’s explore how to set this feature.

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Close All Tabs Solution

One solution is using the Close All Tabs option revealed by a long press on Done. But it’ is no good if you have a handful of newer tabs that are still useful to have open. Refer to below image:

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Close All Tabs option

The Settings Solution

First, open Settings. Next, scroll down until you see the Safari option and tap it. See below image:

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Safari option under Settings

Now, swipe down to the Tabs section, then tap Close Tabs. See following image:

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Close Tabs option under Safari

On this screen, you have the option to set the duration of open Safari browser tabs. When set, Safari will close tabs that have not been viewed within the period of time you set. The options are Manually, After One Day, After One Week or After One Month. This setting applies to Private tabs as well.

Checkmark an option that suits you. Refer to below image:

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Select an option to automatically close Safari tabs

Now, you can exit Settings.

However, you can still find the automatically closed tabs as well as Private tabs in the Recently Closed Tabs menu by holding down the + (plus) button on the tab management screen in Safari. See below image:

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Viewing Recently Closed Tabs

This is a potential downfall in using this feature. If you want to fully conceal recent browsing activity, it may be best to manually close the tabs.

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How to Add Widgets on iPhone in iOS 14

In addition to the App Library feature, another prominent change in iOS 14, is the addition of Widgets that can be added to any page.

In addition to the App Library feature, another prominent change in iOS 14, is the addition of Widgets that can be added to any page.

We have had Widgets on the Today View (the screen to the left of your first Home Screen) for years, but not a lot of people use that screen. And what’s the point of glanceable info if you have to swipe around to see it?

With iOS 14, Apple is replacing the old Widgets with all new ones that are more dynamic, can pull in more information, come in three sizes, and most importantly, can be placed anywhere on the Home Screen. Let’s explore how this is done.

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Add a Widget

To add a Widget:

Touch and hold an empty area on your screen until your apps jiggle and show minus (-) symbols. or tap Edit Home Screen. Refer to below image:

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The Jiggle screen

Tap the plus /+) sign in the upper-left corner. See below image:

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Selecting to add a Widget

You will bring up a menu of existing Widgets. See following image:

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Existing Widgets to chose from

Tap on the Widget you want to add, or use the search bar to find one. Swipe left and right to choose the Widget’s size and shape.

Widgets can come in three sizes. Small Widgets are the same size as a 2 by 2 block of app icons. Medium Widgets are two icons high, but four icons wide (taking up the entire width of your Home Screen). Large Widgets are four icons wide and four icons tall.

Tap Add Widget. Refer to below image:

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Adding a Widget

Once you have added the Widget, tap anywhere on the Home Screen to go out of edit (jiggle) mode.

Note! The first time you tap the new Widget, you may be asked to adjust its features (for example, to tell a weather Widget in what you want it to report).

You can even place multiple copies of the same Widget!

Move or Delete a Widget

To move the Widget around the screen or to another screen, just long-press it until it starts to shake and then move it where you want it.

If you want to get rid of the Widget, long-press to bring up a remove option or tap the little (-) button in the upper left corner of the Widget. See below image:

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Remove a Widget

Create a Widget Stack

You can create a stack of Widgets if you want to save space or if there’s one Widget you will only want to use occasionally.

To create a stack:

Select a Widget for your Home Screen as described above and place it where you want it. Select the next Widget you want to stack (you can stack as many as 10) and save it to your Home Screen. See following image:

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Selecting Widgets to create a stack

Long press the Widget so that you can move it around the screen, and place it on top of the first. Note that the Widget must be the same size and shape; you can not, say, place a small Widget on a medium-sized one. Refer to below image:

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Creating the stack

To see each Widget in your stack, swipe up or down on the top Widget and the next one will be revealed. In my example, I have stacked OneDrive on top of Google Search.

Tap Done when finished. See below image:

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The finished stack consisting of OneDrive and Google Drive

Move or Delete a Widget Stack

If you want to change the position of or remove any of the apps in the stack:

Long press the stack and select Edit Stack. See following image:

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Edit a stack

Press the three lines to the side of each app to change its position in the stack. Refer to below image:

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Change an app position in the stack

In my example, I have stacked Google Drive on top, previously it was OneDrive. See below image :

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Positioned Google Drive to be on top of OneDrive

To remove a Widget, swipe it to the left and tap Delete.

The Smart Rotate option, if On, will automatically rotate the Widget you use the most to the top. If Off, the Widgets are fixed.

Use the Smart Stack

Apple has also created a feature it calls a Smart Stack, which will automatically choose which Widget should be on top depending on your location, what time it is, or what you most often look at. It takes into account your usual app use, the time of day, and your location, and does all of this locally on your iPhone so no data is sent to Apple or anyone else.

iOS 14 comes with a pre-built Smart Stack made up of a group of selected apps. You add that stack the same way you would add any widget:

Long press on your Home Screen and tap the plus (+) icon in the upper-left corner.

Scroll down until you see the Widget called Smart Stack. See following image:

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The Smart Stack option

As with the other Widgets, scroll sideways to choose the size you want, and then tap Add Widget.

Note! There is no way to determine at a glance if apps are stacked. You have to swipe or chose Edit Stack.

Create a Smart Stack

You can make your own Smart Stack by simply dragging Widgets on top of each other.

Just place Widgets how you normally would. Drag any two Widgets of the same size on top of each other, and you have got a new stack! It works just like making a folder with app icons.

Move or Delete Smart Stack

You can edit your stack the same way you do the Smart Stack. Turn Smart Rotate on or off, reorder the Widgets or remove the ones you no longer want.

Just long-press any stack you have created and select Edit Stack.

That’s it for the basics. There is much more on Widgets to explore, like third-party and the most popular ones.

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How to Scroll Your Home Screen Pages on iPhone or iPad in iOS 14

If you have a lot of apps, like me, you likely have a lot of Home Screen pages. With many pages, swiping them repetitively, over and over to find a specific page can feel very tedious. If this sounds like your iPhone experience, you should know their is a much faster way to get around your Home Screen pages, thanks to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

If you have a lot of apps, like me, you likely have a lot of Home Screen pages. With many pages, swiping them repetitively, over and over to find a specific page can feel very tedious. If this sounds like your iPhone experience, you should know their is a much faster way to get around your Home Screen pages, thanks to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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There is the Dots Bar, that indicate which Home Screen page you are on. In portrait orientation, they are above the Home Screen Dock, while they are at the very bottom in landscape mode. They indicate which Home Screen page you are currently on. Refer to below image:

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The Dots Bar

With one finger, tap and hold the dots, and an outline will appear around them. See below image:

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The Dots Bar outlined

Without lifting your finger, slide your finger to the left or right. The Home Screen page will change. The faster you move your finger, the faster you will scroll through the pages. Lift your finger to stop scrolling and land on a page. Note! If you land on your last dot (a Home Screen page), you have to swipe left one more time to view your App Library page. To exit the App Library, swipe up.

This technique can come in very handy if you have many pages of apps. But both the new App Library and the new Home Screen Widgets (blog post coming) may make you rethink how your apps are organized.

That’s it. Your scrolling is now much faster.

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How to Disable Picture-In-Picture on iPhone in iOS 14

iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off.

iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off. Here’s how to do this.

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First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap on the General option. See below image:

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Accessing the General option

Next, tap on the Picture in Picture option. See following image:

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Accessing the PIP option

Tap on it to open the Picture in Picture settings. Now, toggle off (disable) the Start PIP Automatically option. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the PIP option

Now, the next time you return to the Home Screen while playing a video, the Picture-in-Picture will not pop-up automatically. To manually open Picture-inPicture, just tap the Picture-in-Picture button (if the app you are using supports it.)

That’s it. You just disabled a possible annoying feature of iOS 14.

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How to Check the Air Quality on iPhone and iPad

In recent months, the USA has had numerous forest, refinery, and chemical fires, to name a few If you are worried about local air quality from these fires, pollen, or other environmental pollution, you can check the current Air Quality Index (AQI) using your iPhone or iPad. Currently, Apple only supports checking the AQI in certain countries that includes the USA, United Kingdom, India, and Germany. Apple plans to roll out the AQI in more regions in the future.

In recent months, the USA has had numerous forest, refinery, and chemical fires, to name a few If you are worried about local air quality from these fires, pollen, or other environmental pollution, you can check the current Air Quality Index (AQI) using your iPhone or iPad. Currently, Apple only supports checking the AQI in certain countries that includes the USA, United Kingdom, India, and Germany. Apple plans to roll out the AQI in more regions in the future.

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What is the Air Quality Index

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a numerical indicator of regional outdoor air quality in your area. Each country has its own way of determining air quality. For example, in the USA, the AQI iss defined by the Environmental Protextion Agengy (EPA) as a composite scale from 0 to 500 that incorporates inormation about five different pollutants (ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide) into one index.

The USA. AQI is divided into six categories, each with its own color. An AQI above 100 means the air quality is dangerous to sensitive groups. As the AQI rises, the number of people impacted by the poor air quality increases. Refer to below image:

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Air Quality Index chart

Other countries use their own custom AQI methodology, but the color codes are similar to the USA. Regardless of country, the goal of every AQI is to stand the crummy air and avoid getting sick . It is wise to know what the air is like so you can make the best decisions for your health.

Check AQI using Apple Maps

One of the fastest ways to check AQI for your area is by using Apple Maps on your iPhone or iPad running iOS or iPadOS 12.2 or later.

First, launch Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, scroll down till you see Maps and tap it. See followingimage:

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Accessing Maps

Now, scroll down to the CLIMATE section and enable Air Quality Index. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Air Quality Index

Next, open the Apple Maps app and then tap the navigation arrow to center the map on your current location. (It is assumed you have enabled Location Services). See below image:

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Accessing your current location

Once the map is correctly positioned, look for a small rectangular box in the bottom-right corner of your screen. If your country is supported, you will see a local temperature and an AQI number along with a category color code. See following image:

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Positioning your current location

If you don’t see an AQI number in the corner, it might not be available in your country via Apple Maps. If the feature is supported, reposition the map, zoom in enough, wait a moment, and that area’s AQI will appear in the corner of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Your local AQI from the Maps app

Check AQI using Apple Weather

You can also check the AQI using the Apple Weather pre-installed app. Open the the Weather app and then scroll down to the bottom of your local forecast page. There you will see the Air Qualtiy Index and Air Quality indication. Pretty neat! See below image:

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Your local AQI from the Weather app

Third Party App

For a more global view of AQI, you may want to check out the Air Matters app, available on the Apple App store for the iPhone or iPad. Click here to preview and/or download. The free version comes with ads, but you can remove the ads with their paid version.

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How to Extract an Image From a Live Photo on iPhone

If you have ever taken a Live Photo on your iPhone,it has basically created a short video clip attached to an image. If you do not like the resulting photo (or want to use a different one), it is possible to extract a different photo from the video clip that you can save or share

If you have ever taken a Live Photo on your iPhone it has basically created a short video clip attached to an image. If you do not like the resulting photo (or want to use a different one), it is possible to extract a different photo from the video clip that you can save or share. Let us explore how to do this.

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Edit a Live Photo

First, open the Photos app. Browse your photos until you find the Live Photo you would like to work on. Tap it to view it in detail. Now, tap the Edit button in the upper-right corner of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Edit icon

Next, on the Edit screen, tap the Live Photo icon near the bottom of the screen; the one that looks like three concentric circles. See below image:

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Accessing the Live Photo icon

Extract an Image

A filmstrip will appear just below the photo. Drag your finger along the filmstrip until you find the image that you would like to extract. You will be making this the Key Photo, or the one you want to visually represent the Live Photo when viewed in the Photos app.

Now, lift your finger from the film strip, then tap the Make Key Photo pop-up. See following image:

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Accessing Make Key Photo option

The Key Photo will be set. Next, tap Done to leave the Edit screen. Refer to below image:

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Save your changes

When you return to the photo detail screen, notice that the image has changed to the one you selected.

Duplicate the Live Photo

To extract the image while leaving the original Live Photo intact, we are going to duplicate it.

First, tap the Share button which looks like a square with an arrow pointing upward out of it at the bottom left hand corne of your screen. See below image:

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Accessing the Share button

Next, in the Share menu, swipe down and tap Duplicate. See following image:

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Accessing the Duplicate option

Next, from the pop-up, tap Duplicate as Still Photo. Refer to below image:

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Selecting make a Duplicate as Still Photo

Revert Back to Original

After that, a new duplicate photo of the key frame you picked will appear in your Photos library just beside the original Live Photo.

If you would like, you can also return to your original Live Photo. On the photo, tap Edit again, then tap Revert to restore the Live Photo to its original settings.

The resolution of the extracted photo may not match that of a typical still photo on the iPhone. That’s because you have just extracted a still frame from a video, and Apple devices record video frames at a lower resolution than still photos.

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How to Stop Siri When Pressing Hold Button on iPhone

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available.

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Accessing Accessibility

First, launch Settings by tapping the Gear icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, swipe down the list and tap Accessibility. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility option

The Side or Home Button

Now, swipe down until you locate the Physical and Motor section. The next step will be different depending on which model of iPhone you have.

  • On iPhone X or later; Tap the Side Button.
  • On older iPhones: Tap the Home Button,

See following image:

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Accessing the Side Button button on iPhone XR

Next, locate the section labeled Press and Hold to Speak. Refer to below image:

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Side Button for Siri is enabled

Stop Siri

You will notice that the Siri option is On. Now, tap the Off option. See below image:

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Side Button for Siri is disabled

Now, exit all Settings screens.. The next time you press and hold your Side or Home button, Siti will not be triggered.

You will still be able to launch Siri with your voice using the “Hey Siri” feature if enabled.

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How to Launch Actions by Tapping on Back of iPhone in iOS 14

One of the new features that has arrived with iOS 14 that didn’t make a big splash but will be super useful for all users is something called Back Tap. The new iPhone feature lets you customize Double and Triple taps on the back of your iPhone to use for Shortcuts automations, Accessibility features, and iOS system actions.

One of the new features that has arrived with iOS 14 that did not make a big splash but will be super useful for all users is something called Back Tap. The new iPhone feature lets you customize Double and Triple taps on the back of your iPhone to use for Shortcuts automations, Accessibility features, and iOS system actions.

Possibilities for iPhone Back Tap custom controls are pretty much only limited by your imagination since the feature works with Shortcuts app automations. But if you want to keep things simpler, you can assign a Double or Triple tap on the back of your iPhone to do things like open Control Center, take a screenshot, or enable Accessibility features like AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, Zoom, etc.

How Does It Work

Back Tap uses the accelerometer in the iPhone 8 or higher to detect taps on the back side of your device running iOS 14. You assign the actions you want to launch upon tapping.

Back Tap works from the Home Screen, within apps (including third-party), and even from your your lock screen.

Let’s explore how to launch the built-in iOS 14 actions upon tapping.

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Setup Back Tap

First, open Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap the Accessibility option. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility

Under Accessibility option, scroll down and tap the Touch option. See following image:

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Accessing Touch

On the Touch Settings screen, scroll down until you see the Back Tap option, now tap it. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Back Tap

Next, in Back Tap settings, you can set the an action to either Double Tap or Triple Tap on back of the iPhone. See below image:

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Selecting your Back Tap option

Chose one of the list of available actions. At the bottom you will find the System actions. See following image for my example in selecting Screenshot for a Triple Tap.

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Selecting your Back Tap action

Scroll to the bottom to see your shortcuts. If you don’t see any or you want to create one, follow along. Here is how you can build a Camera Shortcut, then attach it to the Back Tap iOS 14 accessibility gesture.

Create a Shortcut

Open Shortcuts on your iPhone by swiping past your first Home Screen, then enter Shortcuts in the Search Box and tap the app. Refer to below image:

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Entering Shortcuts search

Tap the plus (+) button in the upper-right corner. See below image:

Shortcut 2
Selecting the Add icon

Tap Add Action. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Add Action option

Tap the Search Bar. Now ttype in Camera and tap the app. See below image:

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Entering the Camera search

Tap your selection, Take Photo Or Take Video. See following image:

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Selecting your Camera option

Tap Next in upper right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Next link

Enter a shortcut name, like Camera Shortcut and tap Done in upper right-hand corner. See below image:

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Entering a Shortcut name

Your Shortcut(s) will be displayed. See following image;

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Viewing your Shortcuts

Now exit Shortcuts. You’have now successfully created your Camera shortcut. Just follow the above steps and chose this as an action to be associated with Double or Triple Back Tap. Refer to below image for my example of assigning Camera Shortcut to Double Tap and Screenshot to Triple Tap:

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Displaying your Back Tap actions

That’s it. In writing this blog post, I have found the Double Tap to be too sensitive; the associated action goes off accidentally.

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