How to Control iPhone with Head Gesture?

How to Control iPhone with Head movement?

In this article, I am going to show one of most popular iOS tips and tricks, So how to control iPhone with Head Gesture. As you all know there are more iOS users than Android users in the past 3 or 4 Years. Due to apple’s wonderful feature and OS, iOS is more Speed and secure mobile operating system and you are somehow restricted because you can’t install third-party apps because it’s speed and security.

So however it is, if you have read my previous articles, so you may know about accessibility feature, control iPhone with head gesture is a switch option of switch control which itself is a feature of accessibility, because of this switch control content many features in itself, so I am going to show you just a feature of switch control, controlling your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with head gesture and in next article I am going to show some more options about switch control.

Control iPhone With Head Gesture

Step #1. Go to Settings then tap on General.

How to Control iPhone with Head Gesture?

Settings – General

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

How to Control iPhone with Head Gesture?


Step #3. Scroll down to Switch Control under Interaction section and tap on it.

How to Control iPhone with Head Gesture?

Switch Control

Step #4. Before making any changes, firstly you need to turn on Switch Control.

Enable Switch Control

Enable Switch Control

Step #5. Now as you can see switch control is a feature of Accessibility and there are many features in Switch Control, So in this article, my point is only on Control iPhone with Head Gesture. So now tap on Switches.



Step #6. Tap on Add New Switch.

Add New Switch

Add New Switch

Step #7. Tap on Camera from the Switch Source list.

How to Control iPhone with Head Gesture?


Step #8. Now choose Right Head Movement or Left Head Movement by tapping on it.

Head Movement to control ios devices

Head Movement

Step #9. From here choose a switch action, an action from Scanner Section or an action from System Section.

Note: On Right or Left Head Movement you can choose one action, To choose another switch action you need to Add New Switch. To remove a Switch tap on Edit then Remove it by the (-) option. To change a switch just tap on the switch and choose the next one.

Switches Action to control iPhone with head movement

Switches Action

Step #10. To control iPhone, firstly locate you face or Head in front of front Camera a bit far from the camera, not too much near and far from the front camera. After locating you face in front of the camera move to your Head to the left or right(as you selected) to control iPhone with Head Gesture.

Remember: To control iPhone with Head Gesture, it’s depended on your switch actions that how you choose the action, for example, if you selected the right Head movement to Home Button action, so after locating you face to the camera, if you move your Head to the right twice, then it will launch App Switcher because it’s like pressing the home button twice. It depends on you, however, you choose the actions if you choose Tap action you even type a text with the Head Gesture.

Control iPhone with Head Gesture

Control iPhone with Head Gesture

Also Read: How to Control iPhone with HeadPhone?

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