How to Adjust Touch Sensitivity on iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max

Wondering how to adjust touch sensitivity on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max? There are multiple things that you can do and believe us, we are not giving you anything that we found using R&D! The methods mentioned here in this article are all mentioned by Apple. So, you need not worry about damaging your coveted device!

These methods will not only tell you how to adjust touch sensitivity but also adjust various other touch settings. Let us begin!

1. Use Reachability

This feature is not available for all iPhone models. 11 series, SE (2nd Gen), X series, 8 series, 7 series and 6 series iPhones support this feature. The feature is available only in portrait orientation and it allows you to bring the items on the top of your phone’s screen to the lower half of your phone’s screen so that you can easily access those items. To activate it follow the steps below:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Reachability (turn it on).

Now go back to a screen and from the bottom edge of the screen swipe down! That’s all.

2. Haptic Touch Settings

Do you want to adjust the amount of time needed for the activation of Haptic Touch? Here are the steps that you need to follow:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Haptic Touch. From there, select either Fast or Slow.

3. Touch Accommodations

If you want to adjust how your phone reacts to your touches, you can achieve that with the following steps:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Touch Accommodations.

Here you can configure a lot of things which include:

  • Ignore multiple touches: Turn on the option which reads Ignore Repeat. Now use the +/- buttons to adjust the amount of time that you want to allow between two consecutive touches to consider them as multiple touches. Multiple touches within that time will be considered as a single touch.
  • Respond to touches that last a certain duration: Turn on the option that reads Hold Duration. Use the +/- buttons to adjust the time duration which is set to 0.10 seconds as default. So, if a touch lasts for 0.10 seconds, your phone will respond to it. You can change this value.
  • Swipe Gestures: Use this option to adjust how the phone responds to your swiping gestures. For instance, you can determine the amount of movement needed for considering that as a swipe gesture. You can also tell the phone to activate the swipe gesture without waiting for the hold duration defined by you.
  • Respond to the first or last place of touch: Should your phone respond to the first place you touch or the last place you touch? Accordingly, either use the ‘Initial Touch Location’ or ‘Final Touch Location.’ If you use the Initial Touch Location, the phone will register the tap in the place where you first place your finger. If you select the other option, the touch will be registered when you lift your finger and your phone will respond only then.

4. Tap to Wake

If you don’t want your phone to wake up when you tap the phone, you can turn off the option by using the following path:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Tap to Wake (turn it off).

5. Stop Vibrations

Vibrations are nasty and they are responsible for destroying battery health. It is wise to turn them off. To turn them off, use the following path:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Vibrations (turn off the options by toggling the buttons).

6. Shake to Undo

If you do not want your phone to undo a previous action when you accidentally shake your phone, you can turn off the action by turning off the Shake to Undo feature. To do that, follow this path:

Settings >> Accessibility >> Touch >> Shake to Undo (toggle it off).


iOS 13 has a lot of features that allow you to fine-tune your iPhone to your liking. Of course, your gadget should work the way you want it to work. Adjusting the touch sensitivity of your iPhone 11 or 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max can help you achieve that and make your phone work as per your desires and commands.