Tips to Customize and Use the iPhone 15 Pro Action Button

While the iPhone 15 Pro has several eye-grabbing features, the one that has become the talk of the town is the “Action” button. If this button sounds familiar to you, it’s because Apple has replicated the Apple Watch Ultra’s Action button on the all-new iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. Aside from opening an altogether different gateway for customization, it lets you take control of some of the most commonly used actions along with your beloved features with utmost ease. On this very note, read on to discover the handy tips to use and customize the iPhone 15 Pro Action button to your heart’s liking.

How to Customize and Use Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro & iPhone 15 Pro Max

To ensure there is no doubt lurking around, we’ve answered all the important questions. Therefore, make sure to go through them as well.

What Exactly is the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max?

Action button is designed to let you instantly access some of your favorite iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max features. If you are wondering where this new button is located on the iPhone 15 Pro, let me tell you that it has replaced the age-old side/mute switch that still exists on the previous iPhone models as well as the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.

How Do You Activate the Action Button on Your iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max?

Activating the Action button on the iPhone 15 Pro is pretty simple. To bring this button into action, all you need to do is just long-press on it.

Does the Action button Allow You to Mute/Silence your iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max?

Yes, it does. You can still use the Action button to mute your iPhone as it’s still a mute toggle by default. However, there is one little downside that you need to keep in mind.

If you change the Action button on your iPhone 15 Pro to do something other than just fine-tuning the “Silent” mode, you will have to use your Control Center or Focus modes to adjust your ringer. While this minor adjustment won’t be a dealbreaker for many, it’s worth remembering.

How to Customize the Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max

Customizing the iPhone 15 Pro’s Action button is as straightforward as it can get.

  • To do so, head over to the Settings app on your iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max.
  • In the Settings menu, tap on the Action button.
  • Now, choose what you want the button to launch on your iPhone.

Everything That the Action Button Can Do on iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro

  • Focus mode
  • Silent mode (default)
  • Translate (set to launch through an update later this year)
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Voice Memo
  • Magnifier
  • Accessibility features
  • Shortcut

Once you have set specific functions to the button, you can activate it with the long-press. Thanks to the handy haptic feedback, it works like a charm. What’s more, it also displays the related information on the Dynamic Island.

The support for Accessibility and Shortcuts is going to be a game-changer since you will have endless options to trigger your favorite features.

Will Third-Party Apps Work With the Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max?

Yes, third-party apps can work with the Action button even without having direct access. For instance, you can make a variety of shortcuts that launch the apps.

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