Can someone explain what secondary activate is?

iOS & iPadOS

Hi All,
As the subject says what is secondary activate? in VO commands it defaults to 1 finger triple tap but I can't work out what it does. when pressing this on the home screen it simply opens the app your on. So is this a feature only around for say the iPhone 10 onwards or the iPad? I have iPhone 8 so maybe it doesn't work for this phone. Any ideas?



Submitted by Little Star on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Mine is 6s,
So far I could only find it work with the assisstive touch button.

Submitted by Serena on Sunday, September 29, 2019

if my memory serves, it works to simulate a sighted users double tap of something. so in most cases such as app icons, it probably won't do much. but in the case of something needing a double tap, this is the command you'd use.

Submitted by Lee on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hi Both,
Thanks for this Serena that would make sense.