How to Manage Home-Button Speed on Your iPad

By Jesse Feiler

Your iPad comes loaded with options. Those include the ability to set things exactly as you would like them to be. Sometimes, if you have dexterity challenges, it’s hard to double-press or triple-press the Home button fast enough to make an effect. Choose the Slow or Slowest setting when you tap this setting to allow you a bit more time to make that second or third tap. To set Home-button speed, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings → General → Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down to tap Home Button.
  3. Tap the Slow or Slowest setting to change how rapidly you must double-press or triple-press the Home button to initiate an action.
  4. You can also use the Rest Finger to Open option to open your iPad with Touch ID instead of pressing the Home button.

If you have certain adaptive accessories, you can use head gestures to control your iPad, highlighting features in sequence and then selecting one. Use the Switch Control feature in the Accessibility screen to turn this feature on and configure its settings.