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How to perform actions by tapping on the back of your Android phone

Gestures and shortcuts allow you to quickly access things without having to go through apps and menus. What if you just tap the back of your phone to perform an action? We will show you how to do this on your Android phone.

There are a few things to start with. First, you must have a device running Android 7.0 or later version. Next, you need to load an application called "Tap, Tap." The process is very simple.


Open a web browser on your Android device and navigate to it thread of the XDA forum. Download the APK file for the latest version of the application. The application is still in beta, so the appearance of these screenshots may change slightly.

The file will be downloaded and displayed on alerts your. Click the alarm to install the APK.

You may need to give your browser permission to install applications from unknown sources. In this case, an emerging window will take you to the application settings.

Turn the switch to "Allow From This Source". You will not need to do this the next time you install an APK from your browser.

Then go back and click "Install" from the pop-up message.

When the installation of the application is completed, click "Open" to start it.

The first thing we need to do with Tap, Tap is activate the accessibility service. This setting will allow the application to recognize the taps on the back device and perform the various actions. Tap the message at the top of the application.

You will be taken to the "Accessibility" settings of Android. Find Tap, Tap in the list.

Turn the switch to "Use Tap, Tap." A message will explain that this gives the application full control of your device. If you are OK with this, click "Allow".

You will return to the Tap, Tap application. Next, we need to turn off optimizations battery to make sure that the application he will not be "killed" in the background.

A message will ask you to allow the application to always run in the background. Click "Allow" to continue.

The application is ready! There are many things you can do with Tap, Tap, so let's take a look at the options.

Initially, the "Gesture" settings allow you to select the "Device Model" and adjust the gesture sensitivity. "Device Models" are just a few Pixel phones, but the app works with many other devices.

There are two moves you can set: "Double Tap Actions" and "Triple Tap Actions". The Double Tap gesture is always on, but Triple Tap can be turned on or off.

If we open the "Double Tap Actions" settings, we can see some actions that have already been implemented. The actions are performed in order from top to bottom. In this case, a double tap will start him Google Assistant and a second double press will take one screenshot.

To change the sequence of actions or to remove an action, press and hold the “=” icon in the corner of the action card. Drag it to the bin to remove it.

To add a new action, tap the "Add Action" button at the bottom of the screen.

This is! As mentioned, there are many options in this application. The only limitation is your imagination. You can actually create some very useful shortcuts.


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