How Can I Turn Off the Double Tap From My iPhone?

by C. Taylor

The iPhone's default behavior selects screen options by single-tapping them, but the VoiceOver feature overrides this behavior. With this accessibility option enabled, single-tapping makes the iPhone audibly read a selected menu item, so you can interact with the device without viewing the screen. To select an option when the VoiceOver option is enabled, you double-tap it. To restore single-tap selections, you disable the VoiceOver feature.

Step 1

Press the "Home" button to return to the iPhone main screen.

Step 2

Tap "Settings" to highlight the option and double-tap to select it.

Step 3

Tap "General" to highlight it and double-tap to select it.

Step 4

Drag three fingers up the screen until you see the Accessibility option. Tap "Accessibility" to highlight it and double-tap to open the section.

Tap "VoiceOver" and double-tap it to open the VoiceOver screen. Tap "VoiceOver" to select it and double tap slider to move it from "On" to "Off" and disable the feature.


  • Information in this article applies to the iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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