iOS 14 has a cool new feature and people are loving it.

Users can now "double-tap" or "triple-tap" the back of their phones to launch an app or iOS feature.
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Apple just dropped iOS 14 a few days ago and millions of users have already began updating their devices.

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While there are hundreds of new additions to the update, one particular hidden feature has started picking up steam among the Apple community.

The new feature, also known as “Back Tap”, is a feature burred within the Accessibility Settings of the phone. Users can enable the feature by going to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap.

Users can activate "Back Tap" from the accessibility settings. News Asia Today
Users can activate “Back Tap” from the accessibility settings.

“Back Tap” is a really useful feature. Upon activation, users can easily double-tap or triple-tap the back of their phones to launch an app, take a screenshot, or even simple things like locking the phone or firing up ‘Siri’. It’s extremely convenient especially when it comes to speed launching something that’s used often.

There’s one caveat to this: Back Tap only works on iPhone 8 or newer. The option is also not available on iPad.

To find out more about iOS 14, visit Apple’s official website here.

Wilfred Tan
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