How to Adjust iPhone’s Home Button Click Speed

BY Osas Obaizamomwan

Published 19 Apr 2016

The Home button on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is the button that gets the most love. And by love, I mean the most taps, pushes, presses, and clicks. Given that this is the only physical button on the front of the phone, it can get accidentally pushed or clicks may register too quickly, forcing users into the app switcher when they really just wanted the home screen. Nevertheless, there is a nice way to adjust the Home button click speed in Accessibility.

How to adjust the Home button click speed on your iPhone or iPad

It seems that Apple continues to stockpile different tweaks and settings into the Accessibility section of the Settings app. While the main idea behind the Accessibility section is to better help those with physical impairments (hearing or sight) better use their iDevices, there are a bunch of great items located there for all users.

Find Accessibility 

To adjust the Home button click speed, we will need to open the Settings app and head down to the Accessibility section. So that’s Settings -> General -> Accessibility 


Adjust Home Button Speed

In Accessibility, you will see Home Button under Call Audio Routing. Tap on this and then adjust your Click Speed in the following section. Default will be the standard option and you can select either Slow or Slowest.

Home Button Speed

When you make a selection from Slow or Slowest, your phone will vibrate to show you how long the duration between clicks will be. In comparison to the other 2 options, you’ll be able to see how much faster Default really is. Test it out by triple-clicking for the Accessibility shortcut or double-clicking to launch the app switcher.

So, if you were having issues with the Home Button working too quickly, the options will definitely help with that. And if you find the changes to be too slow you can always revert back to the default by going back to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Home Button.

Do you prefer the default option or prefer the slower options for the Home button click speed?