How to remove shortcut button from screen

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    I have a tiny icon which can be moved around the screen. It gives access to gestures, favourites, home and device, among other options. How do I remove it? It is grey, square with rounded corners and a pale circle in the centre.
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    Rather than pressing the physical home button, this tiny icon gives you a virtual home button. If you don't want it, go to settings app, go to general. You should see a similar screen like this one pictured. Notice assistive touch is on. Turn this feature off by going into this setting.

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    I am so grateful! Thank you very much.
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    You are welcome!
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    It's really helpful.
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    Anyway, how to get it back?
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    Just reverse the steps as outlined by MatIM above: go to your Settings app and press the General tab. Then, scroll down the right side until you see the "Physical & Motor" line and then press the "AssistiveTouch" tab. When that opens, turn the button to ON and you will see the white dot appear on your screen.

    Marilyn
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    Came across your reply while searching for a solution. It worked. Thanks so much

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