If you don’t really want an iPhone SE, these home button tricks might tempt you


iPhone SE 2022 is the only current iPhone model that has a home button.

the new iPhone SE 2022 It is quite a modern phone, but still mostly old spirit. Compared to other current iPhone models, it has a smaller screen, thicker bezels, a single camera system — and of course, the Touch ID home button. And if you’re a big fan of the physical home button, you might be interested to know what it can do for you.

Of course you can use the Home button to go to the Home screen, as well as unlock your phone or bring up Siri, but there’s a lot you can do with your thumb. So, whether you’re looking to upgrade to the new iPhone SE or have an old iPhone with Touch ID, here are some tricks and tips you should know to master the home button.

And if you are interested in getting the iPhone SE 2022, check it out If the 2020 iPhone SE is still a good buy in 2022and so do we have Comparison between iPhone SE 2022 and iPhone SE 2020.

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Turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass

Any smartphone can act as a magnifying glass: launch the camera, point it at what you want to take a closer look at, and pinch to zoom in. However, if you have an iPhone, there is an easier way to zoom in on text or objects in the real world – and that includes the Home button.

With Magnify’s accessibility feature, you can use your iPhone as a magnifying glass with a triple tap of the home button. But first you have to set it up. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Accessibility > access shortcut Then press magnifier. Now when you triple click on the home button, you will be redirected to the Magnifier feature, which not only lets you zoom in closer but also increases saturation brightness, add filters, turn on the flashlight and take (unsaved) photos. You can also zoom in. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to exit the accessibility feature.


Use the magnifier feature to turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass.

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Dim your screen more than usual

Another accessibility feature that can be connected to the home button is the Zoom feature, which not only allows you to enlarge the screen but also use settings that can make the screen easier to search through. One such filter is Low Light, which allows you to dim the screen more than if you simply lowered the normal brightness setting in the Control Center.

Again, go to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility abbreviationbut this time choose Zoom. Now, triple click on the home button and you will see a small button appear on your screen. Press the button, then press zoom out, where your screen will be enlarged. Click the button again, but this time click Choose purifier > low light. This will reduce your brightness, which can drop even less when you lower your usual brightness as well. To disable the feature, triple-click the Home button again.


The low-light filter in the zoom feature can lower the screen brightness more than usual.

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Make your screen easier to use with one hand

Although the iPhone SE is currently Apple’s smallest model, you may have some problems using it with one hand if your fingers are rather short. Hands-on obviously fixes this problem, but if that’s not an option in your case, you can always use the home button to turn on the accessibility feature and have the top of the screen within reach.

To enable this accessibility feature, go to Settings > Accessibility > touch. Contact. Link and switch in accessibility. Once the feature is enabled, all you have to do is double-click the home button (don’t click it down). The top half of the screen will descend to the bottom half, making it easier to navigate with one hand. To go back to full view, either click on the top half or double click the home button again.


Once accessibility is turned on, you can double-click the home button to make it easier to use the iPhone with one hand.

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