So when iOS 14 was recently released last week, there was a buzz that went around showing that you could double-tap the back of your iPhone and take a screenshot instead of awkwardly trying to click a sequence of buttons to do that. I was chatting about that new feature in a chat group and someone said we should be able to do that to launch the MySejahtera app instead (the local Malaysia contact tracing app). That made me think and within 5 minutes, I managed to set it up. Here is how you get it done.
Step 1: Create a shortcut to launch MySejahtera
- Open the “Shortcuts” application on your iPhone
- Select the “+” sign
- Click on the bottom section to launch the menu.
4.Select “Scripting” and then select “Open App“
5. Select “Choose” and search through the apps on your phone. Choose the “MySejahtera” app
Step 2: Rename the Shortcut
After creating the shortcut, click on the circle with the 3 dots. This will bring up a menu where you can add the shortcut to the home screen or rename it. I suggest to rename it to a name which is easy to remember.
Step 3: Assign the Shortcut to the action
Now it is time to assign the shortcut to the action.
So first go to the “Settings” in your iPhone menu.
Select “Accessibility” and then under physical and motor, choose “Touch”.
Scroll all the way to the bottom and then choose the “Back Tap” menu and enable it. You can choose either to assign the short cut to double-tap or to triple tap.
I assigned the MySejahtera app to my triple-tap action. Once you have done this, you can test it out for yourself!