How to Turn Off Assistive Access on iOS 17


With iOS 17 you get a new feature called Assistive Access which provides a new distinctive iOS experience for iPhone. When enabled you will see that the Apps have been redesigned to be larger and contain core features that can be easily customized.

Assestive Access iOS 17

You can add App like Call, Camera, Messages, and Photos to Assistive Access.


How to disable/exit Assistive Access on iOS 17

    Once you start the Assistive Access, you will see that there is no button or option to exit it.

    To turn it off, you will need to press your iPhone's Right Side button and Volume Up and Volume Down buttons all at once. You will see the below 3 options.

    • Settings
    • Emergency
    • Exit Assistive Accesss

    Select "Exit Assistive Access" and you will be asked to enter the Assistive Access Passcode to exit, Once you do that, you will see "Exiting Assistive Access..." for a while and you should be back to familiar iOS experience.


This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an iPhone 12 Mini running iOS 17.

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