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Chloe, Senior Contributor & Kung-Fu Level Custom
WUDN Customer Service, and a massive Apple geek
‘Secret button’ on the back of your iPhone goes viral on TikTok
The Back Tap feature on the iPhone allows users to simply tap the back of their phone near where the Apple logo is, and their phone will do whatever action they’ve programmed through the settings menu.
A TikTok user showed 1 million viewers how to use the feature that’s been around since 2020. After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. “You’re using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren’t utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.”Watch the VideoApple Backtap Instructions
I almost feel silly writing this out but… did anyone else know there’s a built-in gesture to bulk select messages, emails, notes, and more across Apple’s stock apps? Rather than using a sub-menu to put the items in “Select” mode and then ticking the circles that appear in each row, you can just swipe two fingers down the list to select every item in the list that your fingers touch.
The iPhone SE3 features the same A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 lineup, and it adds 5G connectivity. Ceramic Shield front and back. Cost is $429. But there's also a couple of surprise iPhone SE 3 drawbacks.