Trick to Enable Virtual Home Button on iPad

After Apple released the iPhone models without a home button, iPad Pro was launched and it didn’t have a home button as well. Users now have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the Home screen. It’s such a good feature but if you are used to having a home button for years, you’ll be missing it for sure. Good thing Apple didn’t take away the Virtual Home Button, which you can enable any time you like. This little feature can be very helpful especially for users whose devices have broken home buttons. 


The Virtual Home Button is an on-screen button which you can drag anywhere on the screen, and you can make it to work like a real home button. You just have to take a little time setting it up. In fact, you can do more than that if you want to. But in this post, I will be showing you how to enable the Virtual Home Button using the iOS AssistiveTouch feature. So, continue reading as this article may be able to help you. 

How to Enable Virtual Home Button on your iPad

This can be found in the Accessibility Settings, and it can be enabled and disabled easily. To do so, follow these steps: 

  1. From the Home screen, launch Settings. 
  2. Scroll to and then tap General. 
  3. Touch Accessibility. 
  4. Scroll down to Interaction section and tap AssistiveTouch. 
  5. Enable it by toggling the switch. You will then see a floating button on the screen. 
  6. Since we want it to work like a home button, tap Single-Tap and select Home. It means that if you tap on it, it will bring you straight to the Home screen.  
  7. When the real home button is double-pressed, it will show you the app switcher, and you can make the Virtual Home Button to behave like that. So, go back to the previous page and tap Double-Tap. 
  8. Now, select App Switcher. 

After setting it up properly, you can now have a button on your screen that functions as a home button. 

I hope that this simple tutorial has been able to help you. 

ALSO READ: Trick to Enable Virtual Home Button on iPhone

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