iPhones Have a ‘Secret’ Button That Can Do Pretty Much Anything

TikTok // @ellyawesometech

Despite the fact that iPhones are incredibly popular, a lot of people don’t take advantage of all the phones’ features. That’s because there are a lot of ‘hidden’ aspects of the phones that people don’t even know exist. To be fair, there have been over 20 generations of iPhones, so once you master one, another one becomes available. Well, we’re here to tell you all about the ‘back tap’ button!

The Secret Feature

iPhones have a ‘back tap’ button, as revealed by a TikTok tech reviewer in 2022. @ellyawesometech recorded herself in a now-viral video explaining, “You’re using your iPhone wrong if you’re not using the Back Tap feature. Yes, there’s a secret button on the back of your iPhone. I use Back Tap so I can Shazam a song in two seconds. Look at that! Listening, we’re ready to go.” The clip captioned, “Back Tap is an insane hidden iPhone feature!” now has over 2.5 million views on TikTok.

People’s Reactions

People had thoughts upon learning that they can set up their back tap button to be a shortcut for pretty much any feature they choose. One person wrote, “Omg omg omg you have changed my life forever.” Another suggested, “f you enable this feature for screenshotting, I’d recommend setting it to triple tap to avoid accidental screenshots.” A third person chimed in, “Set it to mute/unmute because the button doesn’t work on my phone, genius. So much easier than using the little button thing on the screen.”

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We don’t know about you, but we’ll definitely be trying this out!