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iOS makes smart use of the Home button. You can double-click to switch apps, and even triple-click to do all sorts of things. The speed at which you need to click the Home button to register a double- or triple-click is fine for many people, but if you find yourself struggling to click the button fast enough, you can slow things down a bit.

To get started, fire up your Settings app and tap General.

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On the General settings page, tap Accessibility.

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On the Accessibility page, scroll down near the bottom of the list of settings and tap “Home Button.”

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You have three options for your Home button click speed: Default, Slow, and Slowest. Slower speeds allow more time in between clicks when you’re double- or triple-clicking the Home button. When you make a selection, your device will vibrate three times to show you the speed required for multiple clicks. Choose the one that works the best for you and exit the Settings app.

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And there you have it! It’s a simple change if you know it’s available and where to find it, but changing the click speed for your Home button can make a big difference if, for whatever reason, you’re not able to click rapidly enough at the default speed.

Walter Glenn Walter Glenn
Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for How-To Geek and its sister sites. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry and over 20 years as a technical writer and editor. He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. He's authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years.
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