How to add button shapes and use labels on iPhone and iPad

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.

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How to enable button shapes

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. 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 Accessibility.
  3. 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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iOS

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HomeKit

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