Direct touch mode in blindfold games

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iOS & iPadOS Gaming

Hello there. A question regarding direct touch mode that's appeared in Blindfold games since the release of IOS14. We are told they are aware of it, but my question is how do i keep the phone in direct touch mode as they instruct? (i don't see anything to do with direct touch mode in the rotor settings.) Also, if i try to play any games on my bluetooth keyboard, i can't navigate using my arrow keys, since all i hear from Voiceover is "direct touch area". Can anyone explain to me how i'm supposed to get around this direct touch mode, and also how to get my keyboard to work in these apps until they come up with a permanent solution? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Monday, January 25, 2021

Hello,
i believe, that direct touch is only in the rotor when those type games are available. "Direct touch area, use the rotor to enable direct touch for this app," is what you should hear. it's to the right of headings, and no, the magic keyboard won't work with this. maybe, you can try turning VoiceOver off and playing with the game's self-voicing engine. That way, no more looking for the direct touch thing.

Hi. Thanks i'll give that a try. It was RS games i was playing last night and wanted to use the keyboard to speed me up. I hope this annoying gremlin can be dealt with soon.

Submitted by Clare Page on Monday, January 25, 2021

Hi! I have never played any of the Blindfold games with a keyboard, but I know Direct Touch can be activated using the screen for these games in IOS 14. I tend to find that turning the rotor to the left once or twice brings me to Direct Touch, then I swipe down once and hear Voiceover say "on": after that I can play the games as normal. I expect there are keyboard equivalents of these gestures, but I don't know them. As has already been pointed out, turning off VoiceOver is a workaround, as all the games in the Blindfold Games collection mostly don't use VO's speech.

Submitted by Jo Billard on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Yesterday I was playing one of the Blindfold games and I enabled direct touch. Now I keep getting stuck in the control center and it won't let me out unless I turn the phone off. Is there something I'm doing wrong?