Apple’s iOS 16 introduces many new and exciting features to the public and by now every iPhone user must have iOS 16 installed to take advantage of new features. However, new features are not the only benefit of a new update. A few bugs do occasionally happen and it is quite normal when you get a new update. And it seems that one of the main issues that users have encountered is Assistive Touch related, and there are other issues as well. Since the new update, users have reported that their Assistive Touch no longer works, moves or responds. If you’re in a similar situation, don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your device, it’s just a software update bug. This article explains what to do if assistive touch isn’t working.
If you’re wondering what might be causing the assistive touch to not work properly, look no further. Either iOS 16 has an installation problem, or your OS may have system-level bugs, or it could be the result of a temporary bug or a software bug or maybe even the coverage of your assistive touch option may be too low for you to detect. You can try a few solutions on your iPhone device if your assistive touch is not working, moving or responding.
How to Move Assistive Touch in iOS 16
1. Enable/Disable Assistive Touch:
One of the most common causes of your iPhone’s assistive touch not working or moving can be a temporary glitch. Simple troubleshooting techniques, such as turning the feature off and on again, can usually resolve such issues.
2. Adjust the idle capacity of Assistive Touch:
There is an option called Idle Capacity that allows you to change the visibility of Assistive Touch. If the Assistive Touch is not configured correctly, you will not be able to see it. Simply navigate to Settings > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch. You can select “Idle Capacity” after scrolling down. Then you will see a button to change the idle capacity, which you can drag.
3. Reset Assistive Touch Settings:
If turning Assistive Touch on and off does not resolve the issue, the assistive touch button will remain defective. You may have unknowingly changed the settings for this feature. Removing all features from the AssistiveTouch menu only activates Siri and does nothing else by default.
4. Restart your device:
Restarting the device can also help to resolve the assistive touch issue. It’s another one of those tricks that will help you rid your phone of temporary bugs or glitches in the system. Follow the steps below to reboot your iPhone if you are having trouble with Assistive Touch not moving or very slow to respond.
5. Screen Saver Issue:
Due to a damaged screen or chemical effect of the screen protector, the screen may become messy and sticky after removing damage to the screen protector for an extended period of time. It is best to get professional help to clean the screen as it may cause damage. Screen protectors need to be replaced regularly. This will no doubt help you fix the iOS 16 assistive touch not working issue.
That’s it, folks! I hope the above fixes would fix the non-working tool issue. If you are still having issues after following the steps, you may have to wait for the next version of iOS 16 as it provides fixes for the current bugs and issues.
Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.