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    Centre button not working
    I am unable to go back to the centre page (i.e. the one showing all my apps). My wife seems to have found an app which will take you back to the centre if you touch it. Is this a standard app or one I need to download?

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    Not sure what you mean by "centre" page. If you single click the Home button on any page you get taken to the first page, which could, I suppose, be in the centre if you have just two (plus the notifications page).

    Also, swiping left and right moves the page.

    So, basically, I'm confused on what you want to do.

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    Alwyn

    I too was confused which is why I didn't immediately post a reply.

    "Centre Button Not Working" - do you mean the "Home Button" which on your iPhone is a physical button at the very bottom of your phone, in the middle - going on the specs provided under your name?

    Or do you mean something else?

    Jake explained how depressing the Home Button works. If you have an app open, the first press on the Home Button closes (not quits) the app. The next press takes you to your first page of apps.

    Not being flippant here, but why not ask your wife to demonstrate what she does - and take it from there?

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    I do mean the home button although I'm talking about my iPad. My son put an app on my wife's iPhone that she can touch to go back to the home page.

    I now realise that I can get back to the home page by pinching with 4 fingers, so PROBLEM SOLVED.
    Last edited by Alwyn; 04-22-2017 at 08:53 AM.

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    I think I know what is on her's. A friend of mine got a used iPad that had this horrible button floating on every window that was used to get back to the home page plus a few other things, we like to never found how to get it off there. It's part of IOS. Go to Setting>General>AssistiveTouch> Turn it on then tap Customize Top Level Menu. You can leave it as it is or turn off all the actions but the home button. To turn them off tap one you don't want and then tap the Minus - sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    I do mean the home button although I'm talking about my iPad. My son put an app on my wife's iPhone that she can touch to go back to the home page.

    I now realise that I can get back to the home page by pinching with 4 fingers, so PROBLEM SOLVED.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pomeroy View Post
    I think I know what is on her's. A friend of mine got a used iPad that had this horrible button floating on every window that was used to get back to the home page plus a few other things, we like to never found how to get it off there. It's part of IOS. Go to Setting>General>AssistiveTouch> Turn it on then tap Customize Top Level Menu. You can leave it as it is or turn off all the actions but the home button. To turn them off tap one you don't want and then tap the Minus - sign.
    Hi Alwyn - if you cannot move between 'Home Pages' w/ the maneuvers described and if not already done, 'Reset' your iPad, i.e. hold down both the HOME & ON-OFF buttons until the Apple logo appears (may take 10 secs or so), then release and allow the device to reboot - see if this will return the 'normal' screen features.

    As to the second quote, your son may have just activated the 3-click 'Assistive Touch' button as suggested above; a few screen captures may help - first go into Settings -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut (see first pic below) - this right screen will allow setting the 3-Click Home button feature - mine is checked on 'AssistiveTouch', as shown. In the second pic, after the 3 quick clicks are performed, the 'AssistiveTouch' button appears (left side of the image), which can be moved; when pressed, the menu shown on the right appears - a 'return to Home' is one option. Dave
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