iOS 17.3.1: How to Reset or Customize Assistive Touch on iPad, iPhone

Know all about the new Assistive Touch on iPad and customize default view and add/Re-arrange other Shortcut from settings. The latest iOS has an important feature called dock on the home or App screen. So users can use Spit View, Screenshot, Home, Control Centre, Siri, Volume, Restart, Multitasking screen. Especially I learn on my new iPad with the latest iOS, For the iPhone users steps and settings are the same.

Get for this tips on iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5, 12.9 inch), iPad mini 4/ 3/ 2, iPad 2017, iPad Air, iPad 5th Generation.

Customize & Re-arrange/ Reset Assistive touch

Customizing Assistive Touch on iPad and iPhone has become handy and quick. There are plenty of features that are added in Accessibility with iOS 13, we will see them in this article. First and foremost thing, previously Accessibility was located in the General followed by Settings app. But with iOS 13, Accessibility is outside of the General category, which is on the main Settings page. So don’t get confused or panic if you don’t find Accessibility in General. Here’s how to,

Customize the Assistive Touch on iOS 15 in iPad Air 2/Air 3/iPad Mini 4 or later and iPhone 6S Plus/X/8/7, iPhone XR/XS Max

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Tap “Accessibility”.
  • Scroll down and select “Touch”.
  • Tap “Assistive Touch”.
  • Choose “Customize Top-Level Menu”.
  • There, to add more icons in Assistive Touch, tap + next to icons. This will increase the icons up to 8.
  • Now, again tap on +, on the picture of Assistive Touch to add desired features.
  • Swipe up/down and select the shortcut that you want to add to Assistive Touch.

Reset Assistive Touch on iOS 13 in iPhone or iPad,

Go to the Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > Assistive Touch > Customize Top-Level Menu > Reset.

This is it! Once you tap Reset, all the customizations of Assistive Touch will get reset and you will see the default functions such as Notifications, Custom, Device, Siri, Home, and Control Center.

Sometimes iPad Dock is unable to access on iPad screen using gestures, So keep it in Assistive touch.

Steps for Customize Assistive Touch in on iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini: iOS 12 or earlier

1 Customize Assistive Touch on iPad with iOS 11

#1: Launch Settings app on iPad

#2: Next, Tap on General and Then Accessibility

#3: Find Assistive Touch under Accessibility Enable Assistive Touch for use on the home screen, Lock screen or Home screen.

1 Customize Assistive Touch on iPad

#4: Now, Tap on “Customize Top Level Menu

Last option reset, it will revert all changed into default mode.

Now, add a new icon by Tap on the “+” icon, Up to 8 icons we can add in the first assistive touch screen.

2 Add New Contol on Control Center on iPad

To Change or Replace with an Existing icon, Tap on the icon and Select another Option as a shortcut in the dropdown list.

4 Options for Add new Shortcut in Assistive Touch

it will automatically set on targeted position,

Reset Assistive Touch on iPad running latest iOS

Go to the Settings > General.

Next, Tap on Customise Top Level Menu.

Then, Find the option at last for Reset.

New dock and Multitasking are now accessible on finger gesture that works on Home screen or App screen.

To Access iPad dock Without Assistive Touch: Flick up finger on the screen from the bottom of the iPad screen.

View Multitasking Screen: Swipe up the finger from the bottom iPad screen until you see a multitasking screen.

Also Useful: Customize Assistive Touch on iPhone.

For: 3D Touch Compatible iPad Pro 

More options for Assistive Touch are only available for 3D iPad.

3D Touch Action: Activate it on Force Touch on Assistive Touch from home or lock screen.

Now you can use Assistive Touch as a call to action event. Activate the iOS setting by force touch on Assistive Touch.

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