The Action Button is a noteworthy addition to the iPhone 15 Pro series, allowing you to accomplish various tasks with a simple tap. But what if you’re using an older iPhone? Don’t worry; there’s a clever trick that allows you to experience the functionality of an Action Button even without the physical button.
To convert your iPhone’s volume buttons into Action Buttons, you’ll need the Shortcuts app, available on most iPhone models running at least iOS 13. If you’ve accidentally deleted it, you can easily redownload Shortcuts from the App Store.
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How to Use Shortcuts to Transform Your iPhone Volume Buttons into Action Buttons:
Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
Tap ‘Rebind’ and select ‘Rebind’ from the available options.
Choose one of your volume buttons.
Select a category or function from the available options.
Pick an action you’d like to bind to your selected button.
If you want to assign a different function to the other volume button, tap ‘Rebind’ and select the second volume button. Choose another category or function for it.
To execute the shortcut, tap ‘Start.’
Press either the volume up or volume down button to have them perform their newly assigned functions.
Tap the ‘Stop’ button (represented by a square) to stop the shortcut from running. A checkmark will appear, confirming that you’ve halted the shortcut.
Actions the Volume Buttons Can Perform with Rebind
Brightness: Adjust the screen brightness up or down.
Appearance: Toggle between Light or Dark mode.
Flashlight: Turn the flashlight on or off.
Camera: Capture a photo using the front or rear camera.
Internet: Enable or disable WiFi, Cellular Data, or Airplane mode.
Miscellaneous: Take a screenshot.
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