Mobility

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Discover features that make it easy to modify your touch, create custom gestures, or control your devices in the ways that work best for you.

UpdatedVoice Control

Your voice is your command.

Navigate your device using just your voice. Commands like click, swipe, and tap help you easily interact with your favorite apps. You can precisely select, drag, and zoom by showing numbers alongside clickable items or by superimposing a grid on the screen. Voice Control also offers a more efficient way to write and edit. With Voice Control spelling mode, you can dictate names, addresses, and even custom spellings letter by letter.1 It’s a seamless way to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands.2 And if you are new to Voice Control, the feature includes an onboarding experience with education support to help you learn the ins and outs quickly and easily.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Navigate your device using just your voice. Commands like click, swipe, and tap help you easily interact with your favorite apps. You can precisely select, drag, and zoom by showing numbers alongside clickable items or by superimposing a grid on the screen. Voice Control also offers a more efficient way to write and edit. With Voice Control spelling mode, you can dictate names, addresses, and even custom spellings letter by letter.1 It’s a seamless way to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands.2 And if you are new to Voice Control, the feature includes an onboarding experience with education support to help you learn the ins and outs quickly and easily.

Set up Voice Control on:

Updates:

Phonetic suggestions for editing text in Voice Control. Use phonetic suggestions — like “do,” “due,” and “dew” — while dictating text edits with Voice Control.3

Onboarding experience for Voice Control. Voice Control offers education and learning support to help you start using it quickly and with ease. This can be helpful for people who are new to Voice Control, like those with a physical injury who want to find touch and typing alternatives to use with their devices.

UpdatedSwitch Control

Navigate your device with as little as a tap.

Switch Control makes it easy and efficient to control your device with a variety of adaptive switch hardware, wireless game controllers, or even simple sounds like a click, a pop, or an “ee” sound. Use item, point, and manual scanning to navigate sequentially through onscreen keyboards, menus, and the Dock. Create your own custom panels and keyboards, systemwide or app by app. Platform Switching helps you use a single device to navigate any other devices you have synced with your iCloud account. That way, you can control your Mac directly from your iPhone or iPad without having to set up your switches on each new device.4 With Apple Watch mirroring, you can use assistive features like Switch Control to fully control your Apple Watch from your iPhone.5 And gaming is even easier with Switch Control — the same switch or sound actions you use to navigate and control your iPhone and iPad can be turned into a game controller.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV

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Switch Control makes it easy and efficient to control your device with a variety of adaptive switch hardware, wireless game controllers, or even simple sounds like a click, a pop, or an “ee” sound. Use item, point, and manual scanning to navigate sequentially through onscreen keyboards, menus, and the Dock. Create your own custom panels and keyboards, systemwide or app by app. Platform Switching helps you use a single device to navigate any other devices you have synced with your iCloud account. That way, you can control your Mac directly from your iPhone or iPad without having to set up your switches on each new device.4 With Apple Watch mirroring, you can use assistive features like Switch Control to fully control your Apple Watch from your iPhone.5 And gaming is even easier with Switch Control — the same switch or sound actions you use to navigate and control your iPhone and iPad can be turned into a game controller.

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Switch Control for Gaming. People who use Switch Control have the option to turn the same switch they use to navigate and control their iPhone or iPad into a game controller. It works with Made for iPhone switches, the camera and Head Tracking, and sound actions. For example, those who prefer to use sound actions as switches can set different sounds, like a pop or a click, to perform game maneuvers, such as moving left and right.

AssistiveTouch

Push all the buttons without pressing any.

AssistiveTouch for iOS and iPadOS lets you adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or two-finger tap, don’t work for you, swap them with a gesture that does or create a touch that’s all your own. You can customize the layout of the AssistiveTouch menu too, or connect a Bluetooth device to control an onscreen pointer for navigation. AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch helps those with upper-body limb differences use hand gestures such as clench, double‑clench, pinch, and double‑pinch to control apps and experiences across Apple Watch.6

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

AssistiveTouch for iOS and iPadOS lets you adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or two-finger tap, don’t work for you, swap them with a gesture that does or create a touch that’s all your own. You can customize the layout of the AssistiveTouch menu too, or connect a Bluetooth device to control an onscreen pointer for navigation. AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch helps those with upper-body limb differences use hand gestures such as clench, double‑clench, pinch, and double‑pinch to control apps and experiences across Apple Watch.6

Set up AssistiveTouch on:

Quick Actions for Apple Watch

Double‑pinch to do even more.

Merge subtle movement with skillful multitasking through Quick Actions for Apple Watch. Now you can do even more with your Apple Watch without ever touching the display or turning on AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. Double‑pinch with your hand to easily answer a phone call, snap a photo, pause your music, resume your daily workout, and much more. You can find and enable Quick Actions in Accessibility settings on your Apple Watch.7

Available on:

Apple Watch

Merge subtle movement with skillful multitasking through Quick Actions for Apple Watch. Now you can do even more with your Apple Watch without ever touching the display or turning on AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. Double‑pinch with your hand to easily answer a phone call, snap a photo, pause your music, resume your daily workout, and much more. You can find and enable Quick Actions in Accessibility settings on your Apple Watch.7

Set up Quick Actions for Apple Watch on:

Apple Watch

UpdatedAlternative input

Control your device with a single gesture.

There are many ways to navigate and control your devices without using your hands or fingers. Head Tracking uses the camera on your device to follow the movement of your head to control a pointer on your screen, and it tracks your facial movements to perform actions.8 On Mac, Pointer Control lets you use different methods, like head movements, to control your pointer and mouse or trackpad button. Eye tracking support in iPadOS makes it even easier for people to control iPad using third-party MFi eye-tracking devices.9 Compatible devices track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer moves to follow their gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

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There are many ways to navigate and control your devices without using your hands or fingers. Head Tracking uses the camera on your device to follow the movement of your head to control a pointer on your screen, and it tracks your facial movements to perform actions.8 On Mac, Pointer Control lets you use different methods, like head movements, to control your pointer and mouse or trackpad button. Eye tracking support in iPadOS makes it even easier for people to control iPad using third-party MFi eye-tracking devices.9 Compatible devices track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer moves to follow their gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap.

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Updates:

Improvements to eye-tracking support on iPad. Those who pair a third-party MFi eye-tracking device with iPad have an improved experience, with easier typing and smoother navigation.

Switch Control for Gaming. With Switch Control, the same alternative input method you use to navigate and control your iPhone and iPad can be turned into a game controller.

Back Tap

A tap on the back opens a favorite app.

Meet the easiest shortcut ever. Back Tap lets you double‑tap or triple‑tap the back of your iPhone to perform a range of custom tasks automatically — from opening your favorite app to taking a screenshot. Choose from more than 20 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.10

Available on:

iPhone

Meet the easiest shortcut ever. Back Tap lets you double‑tap or triple‑tap the back of your iPhone to perform a range of custom tasks automatically — from opening your favorite app to taking a screenshot. Choose from more than 20 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.10

Set up Back Tap on:

iPhone

UpdatedSiri

Breeze through your day without lifting a finger.

Siri makes your life easier, in your language.11 Siri works across every Apple product, so you can get the right kind of help whenever and wherever you need it. Quickly turn accessibility features on and off with a simple command. Or run shortcuts with Siri for an even faster way to perform actions across multiple apps. In the Shortcuts app, you can create custom shortcuts for your everyday tasks and just say “Hey Siri” or “Siri” followed by the name of the shortcut to run it.12 And Siri Pause Time lets you adjust how long Siri waits for you to finish speaking before responding. Begin your day with “Hey Siri, good morning,” and Siri can start a podcast, show you the weather, and raise the blinds — all at once. Siri is great at multitasking, too. Once you activate Siri, you can make multiple requests back to back without needing to say “Siri” repeatedly.13

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, AirPods

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Siri makes your life easier, in your language.11 Siri works across every Apple product, so you can get the right kind of help whenever and wherever you need it. Quickly turn accessibility features on and off with a simple command. Or run shortcuts with Siri for an even faster way to perform actions across multiple apps. In the Shortcuts app, you can create custom shortcuts for your everyday tasks and just say “Hey Siri” or “Siri” followed by the name of the shortcut to run it.12 And Siri Pause Time lets you adjust how long Siri waits for you to finish speaking before responding. Begin your day with “Hey Siri, good morning,” and Siri can start a podcast, show you the weather, and raise the blinds — all at once. Siri is great at multitasking, too. Once you activate Siri, you can make multiple requests back to back without needing to say “Siri” repeatedly.13

Updates:

Customize Siri speed. Customize Siri to speak at a slower or faster rate depending on your needs and preferences.

Siri activation. Siri now works when you just say “Siri” as well as “Hey Siri.”12

Back-to-back requests. Once you activate Siri, you can make multiple requests back to back without needing to say “Siri” again.13

Touch Accommodations

You’ve got the magic touch.

Adjust how the screen responds to your touch with Touch Accommodations. Control how long you touch before it’s recognized or whether repeat touches are ignored. That way, you can put your finger down anywhere on the screen and move to the item you want to select without performing an unintended action.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod

Adjust how the screen responds to your touch with Touch Accommodations. Control how long you touch before it’s recognized or whether repeat touches are ignored. That way, you can put your finger down anywhere on the screen and move to the item you want to select without performing an unintended action.

Set up Touch Accommodations on:

Hardware keyboard support

Simplify keystrokes and adjust sensitivity.

Slow Keys lets you adjust the amount of time between when a key is pressed and when it is activated, so your device processes only the keystrokes you mean to make. Sticky Keys enable you to enter key combinations sequentially rather than simultaneously. Or use Mouse Keys to control your pointer with a numeric keypad. You can also create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, and Mac will type them for you.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

Slow Keys lets you adjust the amount of time between when a key is pressed and when it is activated, so your device processes only the keystrokes you mean to make. Sticky Keys enable you to enter key combinations sequentially rather than simultaneously. Or use Mouse Keys to control your pointer with a numeric keypad. You can also create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, and Mac will type them for you.

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Accessibility Keyboard

Stay off the keys and on the screen.

The customizable, onscreen Accessibility Keyboard lets you navigate and type in macOS your way. It includes support for custom toolbars and improved typing with autocapitalization and better word suggestions. This keyboard also supports head‑tracking hardware so you can move the pointer and select or drag onscreen items. And it has Dwell support, so all of macOS can be used without ever needing to click a mouse or trackpad button.

Available on:

Mac

The customizable, onscreen Accessibility Keyboard lets you navigate and type in macOS your way. It includes support for custom toolbars and improved typing with autocapitalization and better word suggestions. This keyboard also supports head‑tracking hardware so you can move the pointer and select or drag onscreen items. And it has Dwell support, so all of macOS can be used without ever needing to click a mouse or trackpad button.

Set up Accessibility Keyboard on:

Mac

Dictation

Everything you say goes.

Dictation lets you talk wherever you would type. It’s easy to type an email, notes, or a web address — without typing at all. Tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard, or turn on Dictation through Keyboard settings in System Settings on your Mac. Say what you want to write, and your device converts your speech into text. While dictating, you can move fluidly between voice and touch, so you can type with your keyboard, move your cursor, and add QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.14 Dictation automatically punctuates your text with periods, commas, and question marks as you speak.15 And you can easily insert emoji into messages with your voice. Just say “Happy face emoji” when sending your next message.16

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV

Dictation lets you talk wherever you would type. It’s easy to type an email, notes, or a web address — without typing at all. Tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard, or turn on Dictation through Keyboard settings in System Settings on your Mac. Say what you want to write, and your device converts your speech into text. While dictating, you can move fluidly between voice and touch, so you can type with your keyboard, move your cursor, and add QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.14 Dictation automatically punctuates your text with periods, commas, and question marks as you speak.15 And you can easily insert emoji into messages with your voice. Just say “Happy face emoji” when sending your next message.16

Set up Dictation on:

UpdatedPredictive Text

Find your next word without a second thought.

Let your device finish the sentence for you. If you find it cumbersome to type, Predictive Text lets you tap to choose the next word.17 Just start writing and it adjusts its suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. A more accurate autocorrect helps you select the right word with more ease, and it temporarily underlines what’s been changed so you can quickly spot updates and revert to the original if needed.18 And inline suggestions let you finish words or entire sentences just by tapping the Space bar.19

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch

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Let your device finish the sentence for you. If you find it cumbersome to type, Predictive Text lets you tap to choose the next word.17 Just start writing and it adjusts its suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. A more accurate autocorrect helps you select the right word with more ease, and it temporarily underlines what’s been changed so you can quickly spot updates and revert to the original if needed.18 And inline suggestions let you finish words or entire sentences just by tapping the Space bar.19

Set up Predictive Text on:

Updates:

More accurate autocorrect. Autocorrected words are temporarily underlined, so you know what’s been changed and can revert back to the original word with just a tap if you need to.18

Inline predictions. Tap the Space bar to finish words or entire sentences.19

Activity app

Set a goal and roll.

Reach your exercise goals with the Activity app on Apple Watch, designed with wheelchair users in mind. Instead of a Stand goal, the Roll goal encourages you to move every hour. And sensors in Apple Watch take into account different pushing techniques for varying speeds and terrain — even transition movements — giving you the most accurate snapshot of your daily activity.

Available on:

Apple Watch

Reach your exercise goals with the Activity app on Apple Watch, designed with wheelchair users in mind. Instead of a Stand goal, the Roll goal encourages you to move every hour. And sensors in Apple Watch take into account different pushing techniques for varying speeds and terrain — even transition movements — giving you the most accurate snapshot of your daily activity.

Set up the Activity app on:

Apple Watch

Workout app

Designed for the way you move.

The Workout app on Apple Watch helps you work out your way. Accurately measure your movement with specific exercise routines and set time, distance, or calorie goals based on the type of exercise you do. For wheelchair users, there are two unique workouts: Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace and Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace. Just choose a workout and Apple Watch turns on the appropriate sensors.

Available on:

Apple Watch

The Workout app on Apple Watch helps you work out your way. Accurately measure your movement with specific exercise routines and set time, distance, or calorie goals based on the type of exercise you do. For wheelchair users, there are two unique workouts: Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace and Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace. Just choose a workout and Apple Watch turns on the appropriate sensors.

Set up the Workout app on:

Apple Watch

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