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Handy Hint 93: Special Tricks for your Home Button
Your Home Button's main function
The Home Button, which is the one and only button on the front of the iPad and iPhone, has a very important main function.
One quick press will take you back to the Home screen from whichever App you are in, or exit whatever feature you have just (perhaps inadvertently) activated - features such as Notification Center, Spotlight Search, Control Center, Siri, etc.
For those who are new to the iPad and iPhone, think of the Home Button as your ‘Quit’ or 'Exit' button, to get out of whatever App or feature you are using or viewing.
Always remember iTandCoffee's motto - 'Keep Calm and Press the Home Button' - whenever your iPad or iPhone is showing a screen that you don't quite understand or recognise, or perhaps if your apps are 'wiggling'!
Some other functions for your Home Button
You may not yet have discovered that your iPad's or iPhone's Home Button has some other functions. Here is a list of all the things it can do for you.
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