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How to Avoid Using Home Button in iPhone & iPad

2013-07-05 16:48:16 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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The home button is likely to be easiest breakdown component of all the iOS devices. So after warranty period we should avoid frequent use of the home button so as to prevent malfunction. Now we list some cases that require home function in iPhone or iPad and see if there are any other alternatives.
Quit all the running apps and return to the main interface, go to "Settings" - "General" and turn "Multitasking Gesture" on. Now you don't need to pinch home button to get back to desktop, you can make it by slightly grabbing the screen with four or five fingers.

iPhone doesn't support multitasking gesture but you can turn AssistiveTouch on in "Settings". After you turn it on, you will see a white dot, dab it and a virtual box appears.

Or you can install Activator after jailbreak. You can set triple press equals to pinching home.

Turn on multitasking bar

iPad: Similar as the above step, after you turn "Multitasking Gestures" on, swipe up on the screen with four fingers then you will see the multitasking bar.
iPhone: Similarly, you can activate the multitasking function in Activator by setting slide up from bottom.


iPhone/iPad: normally we perform screen by tapping "power+ home". We can use screenshot virtual button in AssistiveTouch.

Turn on Siri

iPhone/iPad: Activate Sari in AssistiveTouch or modify gestures in Activator. Clicking "Swipe Left" means activating Siri.

Activate iPhone and iPad in standby mode

Tap "power" but not "home".
When your iDevice crashed, this time you will have to restart by long holding on to "power+home".
We just list the most common cases that we can avoid tapping the home button. We will be happy if you can find out more conditions and complement to the article.

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