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AssistiveTouch is an accessibility feature that acts as a virtual Home button. It gives you access to functions that would otherwise require pressing a physical button or moving the device.

However, it seems that the iOS 16 update brought some functional issues to this feature for some iPhone users.

iOS 16 update AssistiveTouch button issue

According to many reports, iPhone users are facing an issue with the AssistiveTouch button after the iOS 16 update (1,2,3,4,5,6,7).

iOS 16 update AssistiveTouch issue

Upon turning on AssistiveTouch, a button appears on the screen. This button can be dragged anywhere on the screen, and it stays there until it’s moved again.

However, due to an issue, iPhone users are unable to move the AssistiveTouch button. But they can still use the feature to lock the screen or adjust the volume as usual.

Many iPhone users were baffled by this as they could move the button wherever they want on the screen before the iOS 16 update was installed.

After updating to #iOS16 why can’t assistive touch be moved? Does anyone know how to fix it, I don’t think it’s true if it can be changed but I don’t know how

Since I’ve upgrade my phone to iOS 16 my phone’s Assistive Touch has become an issue or non responsive most of the time …. It doesn’t move at all! Has anyone else is facing the same issues?

Since AssistiveTouch is such a helpful feature that has allowed iPhone users to handle several functions by tapping a single button, we hope this issue is addressed soon.

Potential workaround

While waiting for the official patch, there is a potential workaround that might solve the issue. Basically, all you need to do is toggle the AssistiveTouch feature on/off.

For those who cannot move the virtual button of Assistive Touch after updating to iOS16, turn off Assistive Touch once from “Settings” → “Accessibility” → “Touch” → “Assistive Touch” and then turn it on again. If you try it, you will be able to move it.

If the aforementioned workaround helped fix the issue, do let us know in the comments down below. Also, we will be updating this space once the problem is resolved so stay tuned for more information.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple section, so make sure to follow them as well.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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