How to Add a Virtual Home Button to iPhone X

Revive the home button with a virtual one and enjoy a few benefits over the real thing.

Do you miss the home button on your iPhone X? Apple jettisoned the old, reliable home button on its new phone to make way for an edge-to-edge display.

But all is not lost. You may not be able to bring back a physical home button, but you can create a virtual one. And your virtual home button isn’t stuck in one place. You can move it around the screen to a location of your choosing. And even cooler, you can customize it to trigger your favorite commands, tweaking what happens when you tap the button once, double-tap it, or hold it down.

The trick lies in the AssistiveTouch feature on your iPhone, through which you can conjure up and tweak your onscreen home button. AssistiveTouch has been around since 2011, and you can use it to create a virtual home button on any iPhone or iPad with iOS 5 or higher. But iPhone X users may find it especially handy. Here’s how to add a virtual home button on the newest iPhone.

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