How to change the Home button click speed on iPhone and iPad

If you've got an iPhone or iPad, you're already aware that the Home button is by far the most used physical button since you use it to exit apps, multitask, and more. Depending on how fast you tap the Home button, double and trip clicks may not always register for you or get misread. iOS actually gives you a way to customize the Home button click speed by slowing it down.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Scroll down a ways and now tap on Accessibility.
  4. Under the Physical & Motor section, tap on the option for Home-click Speed.
  5. Here you can choose between Default, Slow, and Slowest

Since iOS will always register fast taps, the only settings offered are to slow it down. If you find that your iPhone is registering double taps as two single taps, slowing the speed down a bit could prevent this issue from happening.

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.