June 22, 2011
While most of our iDevice time involves moving through different apps, it is the home button that brings it all together. After all, without it, going from app to app is next to impossible unless you are a developer and have gesturing enabled. And yet, there is much the home button can do that we might not already know about, according to news first published by Lifehacker. For example, a single press of the iPhone’s only button takes you to a search screen (assuming you’re on the first home screen). One click also makes it easier to move from a second or third (and so forth) home screen to the first one. Meanwhile, a double press on the lock screen brings up the iPhone’s iPod controls. But, that isn’t all. According to Lifehacker, the iPhone home screen also works as follows:
Single Press Pressing the home screen button once while on your first home screen page will take you to the search page. When on the search page, pressing it will take you back to the first page. If you're on the second, third, fourth page (or higher), a single press of the home button will return you to the first page. When your phone is locked, a single tap will bring up the lock screen. If you're in an app, pressing the home button will take you to the home screen (surprise!). Finally, if you press and hold the home button you'll initiate voice control. Double Press Pressing the home button twice while on the lock screen will bring up your iPod controls. Doing that on any other screen will bring up the multitasking bar where you can access apps and settings. Triple Press Triple press is reserved for accessibility options. You can set them as you like by going into Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Triple-click Home.That's a lot of functionality from a single button, don't you think? Leave your comments below.