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How To Enable And Disable Accidental Touch Protection

Learning to enable or disable Accidental Touch Protection is imperative. We will tell you why! Someday, you will wake up in the morning, reach for your phone to check the weather, and before you know it, one of your apps has opened. Or worse yet, you might type a message you shouldn’t have. This was not a wise choice on your part. It has happened to all of us, and now we are here with a solution for getting rid of these accidental touches!

Here is how to enable or disable Accidental Touch Protection.

P.S. This is for IOS devices only! Sorry Android users!

Let’s get started.

Enabling Touch To Wake- Accidental Touch Protection

  • Go to “Settings” on your iPhone. It should be an icon with an image of gears in it.
  • Tap “General” and then tap “Accessibility.” Look at all of these options! You don’t have time for all of them right now, but you’ll come back later.
  • Look at the very first option, “Accidental Touch.” This is what enables Accidental Touch Protection. Tap the switch next to it until it is turned off.
  • Tap “Done” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You’re all done! Your iPhone will now allow accidental touches to go through.

Note: Accidental Touch is enabled by default on all iPhones, but it can also be turned off on any iPhone or iPad. You may use the same option to toggle off the Accidental Touch Protection option. This will disable it, but has a caveat to it. Read on to know more about the right way to disable Accidental Touch Protection.

Disabling Accidental Touch Protection For Latest iPhone Devices

You might have noticed that your iPhone has a habit of opening other apps when you’re scrolling through or using the phone. It’s not because there happens to be a lot of accidental touches going on—it’s because iOS features Accidental Touch Protection. I know what you might be thinking: “I don’t want accidental protection. I want my phone to work like it’s supposed to!” And we feel you; the idea of protecting accidental touches is frustrating and counterproductive. Thankfully, there are two ways to disable Accidental Touch Protection on your iPhone: 

  • First, make sure that you have the latest IOS update installed on your device. For iOS 9, you may want to visit this link and learn more about the newest update!
  • Next, open up your Settings app, scroll down, and tap on Accessibility>Touch>Turn Off Tap To Wake.
  • This will turn off or disable the accidental touch protection.

Alternatively, if you are worried about Accidental Touch Protection, then you can use Siri to disable Accidental Touch Protection on your iPhone or iPad by saying: “Hey Siri, turn off Accidental Touch Protection.”

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Disabling Accidental Touch Protection- At All Times

Do you notice that after just a few minutes of holding your iPhone in your hand, it begins buzzing and beeping, alerting you with subtle sounds to stop touching the screen? Many people find this incredibly frustrating, and before long, they have developed a habit of disabling Accidental Touch Protection. 

With the growing popularity of using iPhones for communication apps like Uber or WhatsApp, going into Settings to disable Accidental Touch Protection is effortless to do. But before you go and disable Accidental Touch Protection, there are a few steps that you should take first.

How to disable Accidental Touch Protection on iPhone:

Step 1: Go into Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion

Step 2: Use the “Tap to Reduce Motion” option on your iPhone’s screen

To disable Accidental Touch Protection for all times, you use the feature “Tap to Reduce Motion” on your iPhone.

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How To Avoid Accidentally Disabling Accidental Touch Protection 

The steps above show that it is straightforward to disable Accidental Touch Protection on the iPhone. Many users are wondering: why did Apple take so long to add this feature to the iPhone? Well, better late than never.

Anyways, to avoid accidentally disabling Accidental Touch Protection, you should follow these tips:

1. Disable Siri voice command “Hey Siri” while you are holding your phone in your hand

2. Turn on your iPhone’s mute switch (toggle switch)

If you turn on Accidental Touch Protection and then disable it later, the surrounding area of your iPhone or iPad’s proximity sensor will still be detected as being pressed even if you’re not pressing it at all. That will cause Accidental Touch Protection to be enabled again with none of the warnings or notifications appearing.


If you want to enable or disable Accidental Touch Protection on your iPhone, the steps listed above will be constructive for you. Hopefully, you won’t have any problems when using Accidental Touch Protection. Now you are all set!

Now you know how to disable Accidental Touch Protection on your iPhone and iPad. If you want to disable Accidental Touch Protection at all times, then follow all the steps listed above and make sure that your iPhone or iPad is always in “Reduce Motion” mode.

Here’s a signing-off tip, if you are worried about Accidental Touch Protection disabling your iPhone for unsavory reasons, don’t use your personal (not work) email address to avoid Accidental Touch Protection deactivation notifications.

Furthermore, you also learn about the many steps needed to use Accidental Touch Protection correctly. If you have any questions or problems, contact Apple Support. 

They will be able to help you with any issues you might have. 

Shipra Prajapati
Shipra Prajapati
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