How do you make buttons easier to see and hit? You bring back their outlines!

Apple no longer uses on-screen buttons, preferring borderless text. For those who can't quite see the text to read it, backing out of settings or tapping calendar dates might be a bit difficult. Apple has made it easy, so you can turn on button shapes and turn on labels to let you know where buttons are and when settings are on or off.

How to enable button shapes

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap the switch next to Button Shapes.

    Tap General, tap Accessibility, tap the switch next to Button Shapes

Now shadows will appear behind buttons to let you know they're there.

How to enable labels

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap the switch next to On/Off Labels.

    Tap General, tap Accessibility, tap the switch next to On/Off Labels

When enabled, you'll see the 'I' or 'O' on each side of a switch to let you know whether it's on or off. 'I' is on; 'O' is off.

Questions?

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