Miss the Home Button on iPhone X? No Problem, Just Add a Virtual One – Here’s How

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Here's how you can add a virtual Home button to your brand new iPhone X smartphone from Apple.

You Can Easily Add a Virtual Home Button to the iPhone X. We Will Show You How.

iPhone X is a polarizing release for a lot of users out there. Something that has been there since day one was removed overnight in favor of gestures. We are, of course, talking about the Home button.

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Though the implementation of gestures is spot on once you start using the iPhone X, but some users will still require the good old fashion technique to jump back to the home screen - a tap on a button. So, if you dearly miss the Home button, we will show you how you can bring it back to the iPhone in a virtual manner.

Add a Virtual Home Button to iPhone X.

Note: This tutorial is applicable to every iPhone model out there. In fact, if you have an older iPhone model with a mechanical Home button then adding a virtual one helps in reducing wear and tear from the constant pressing.

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone X.

2. Now navigate to General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch.

3. See that AssistiveTouch toggle switch at the top? Just tap to turn it on and you'll immediately see a floating virtual Home button on the display.

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Now, apart from adding a make-do Home button, you actually added a lot more to the screen. See, apart from going home, the new button allows you to take different actions as well, such as calling up Siri, bringing in view Control Center, access your notifications quickly and more. It's actually pretty useful and the fact that you can move it anywhere you want. This means you can push it away or give it a permanent home if you so want.

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