Double-Tap With Two Fingers on Braille Display

Braille on Apple Products

Does anyone know how to perform the Double-Tap With Two Fingers gesture on a Braille keyboard? So, this would pause and play music, restart video playback etc. Thanks :-)



Submitted by Brian Tew on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Well I just move around until I find a pause/play button and click that.
Or you could go to the control center and use those controls.

Submitted by Paul Martin on Thursday, October 1, 2015

The jester you seek can be done with dots one, five, six, and space. This is more often called a magic tap, as developers can employ this for actions such as view conversation in Twitterrific, or view map in Q Dark Room.

Submitted by Kelsey on Thursday, October 1, 2015

In reply to by Paul Martin

This isn't working for me... space with dots 1 5 and 6 or space with the wh sign isn't working...

Submitted by Paul Martin on Thursday, October 1, 2015

It is worth noting that this was just introduced and Ios nine. If you're still running iOS 8 .4, that could be one reason why it won't work. That being said, any other reason I can't think of. It may be worth contacting Apple accessibility if nothing you do resolves the issue.

Submitted by Kelsey on Thursday, October 1, 2015

I'm running iOS 9.0.2 on my iPhone 5C, and attempting the Braille equivalent of the magic tap on my BrailleNote Apex. It's just not working; I've also tried proceeding the command with the pass-through command (enter + dots 4, 5, 6) but that was also unsuccessful

Submitted by Travis Roth on Friday, October 2, 2015

Club AppleVis Member

I'd guess that the notetaker is interfering somehow. Using iOS 9 and a Focus 14 Blue, dots 156-space works. Before iOS 9 this was display specific. E.g., the Focus 14's right most concave button on the front would toggle this. Whereas on a Refreshabraille I never found an equivalent. Until iOS 9.