How to Adjust the Click Speed of Your iPhone or iPad’s Home Button

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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 is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.