Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to varina)
Can you screenshot it (quickly press and release the home and power buttons at the same time)?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to varina)
That would be the Assistive Touch icon. To disable go to Settings - General - Accessibility - Assistive Touch =Off
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 6:12 PM (in response to stedman1)
Thank you so much. I did turn it on because sometimes my touch does not seem to work. Does it enhance the touch or is it just a nuisance?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to varina)
You're quite welcome. It doesn't actually enhance the touch. It simply provides one more method to access the "Home" screen and other functions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 7:40 PM (in response to varina)
I usually recommend users enable AssistiveTouch if their home or power button is physically broken and they do not want to get it replaced:
(Note that I am a representative of the organization for the above link, which is not endorsed by Apple)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 5:06 AM (in response to stevejobsfan0123)
Dear Mr SJ0123
You seem to have a clue about all the tricks. As many I have read on this communtiy site, my power button is unresponsive. I have dealt with the power on and off by setting the Auto-Lock function to 1 minute, which is truly not trouble. Since my warranty is past, in Switzerland we must cough up 260CHF (275$) for a replacement.
I can manage..EXCEPT I MISS MY SCREEN SHOT!
Any ideas about how to use this function w/out the power button? Is this Assistive Touch my answer? I read on your website and really didn't get the impression that it would work.
Thanks for any hints.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to dodri13)
AssistiveTouch will allow you to take a screenshot in spite of your broken power button. After enabling it, you would tap on the Device menu, and you should see something that says Lock Screen, which refers to the power button. So if you press the physical home button at the same time as the on screen Lock Screen button, this will take a screenshot.