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    Avoiding the Home Button

    I am using the IPad 4 and have a question.
    If I open an e-mail attachment and it sends me to another web site how do I get back to my original e-mail without hitting the home button and then having to reopen my e-mail again.

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    You just need to put four fingers on the screen and slide it to the left.

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    Avoiding the Home Button

    Is there any way to activate Siri without pressing the home button?

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    Avoiding the Home Button

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1 View Post
    You just need to put four fingers on the screen and slide it to the left.

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    Yep. I found this by accident one day. This was genius, in my opinion.
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    Avoiding the Home Button

    Quote Originally Posted by Cancuino View Post
    Is there any way to activate Siri without pressing the home button?
    Yes. Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch

    Turn it on and you'll see a white dot appear on the screen. Long press that dot to drag it to a new location. Once it resides where you want it, tap it to get access to some functions, including Siri. You can tap the accessibility window transparent background to "minimize" it.

    It's quite nice and I don't even use my home button anymore.
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    Avoiding the Home Button

    Thank you. That's a great feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardchoille View Post
    Yes. Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch

    Turn it on and you'll see a white dot appear on the screen. Long press that dot to drag it to a new location. Once it resides where you want it, tap it to get access to some functions, including Siri. You can tap the accessibility window transparent background to "minimize" it.

    It's quite nice and I don't even use my home button anymore.
    Nice that is so cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1
    You just need to put four fingers on the screen and slide it to the left.

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    Never knew about this! Thanks!!!

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    thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardchoille View Post
    Yes. Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch

    Turn it on and you'll see a white dot appear on the screen. Long press that dot to drag it to a new location. Once it resides where you want it, tap it to get access to some functions, including Siri. You can tap the accessibility window transparent background to "minimize" it.

    It's quite nice and I don't even use my home button anymore.
    Nice but I sure wish it was a smaller dot......thanks for the info.
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