How to Open Control Center without Touching iPhone Screen (2023)

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Did you know that you can access the Control Center on an iPhone by simply tapping the back of your iPhone? We will show you how to access the Control Center on your iPhone without touching the screen.

Related: How to Open Control Center on the iPhone X or Later (& Customize It)

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Save time accessing the Control Center.
  • Make Control Center more accessible if you have trouble opening it other ways.

How to Open Control Center with Back Tap

If you're wondering if this tip using back tap will work if you have an iPhone case, not to worry. This tip works on most cases, just make sure that your case isn't too thick or rugged. 

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap Accessibility.

  3. Tap Touch under Physical and Motor.

  4. Tap Back Tap.

  5. Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap.

  6. Tap Control Center.

  7. Quickly tap the back of your iPhone twice or thrice, and the Control Center will appear. 

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Author Details

Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.