iOS 7.1: Enabling In-app Button Shapes

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iOS 7 took away visual cues like borders and shapes to easily identify buttons in apps, but that feature is back with the release of iOS 7.1. No more random tapping on words to see if they're buttons, and adding shapes to in-app buttons is easy to do.

iOS 7.1 lets you add shapes to buttons so they're easier to findiOS 7.1 lets you add shapes to buttons so they're easier to find

To enable shapes for in-app buttons, do this:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General
  • Choose Accessibility
  • Tap the toggle next to Button Shapes

Buttons without shapes (top) are harder to find than buttons with shapes (bottom)Buttons without shapes (top) are harder to find than buttons with shapes (bottom)

Now, instead of seeing just words, or words with left angle brackets, you'll see button shapes that work as great visual cues to know where to tap to make things happen. You know, just like every button before iOS 7.

You'll need to update to iOS 7.1 before you can use the Button Shapes setting. The update is a free download by launching the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and choosing General > Software update.

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