Switch Control lets you control iPhone using a single switch or multiple switches. Use any of several methods to perform actions such as selecting, tapping, dragging, typing, and even free-hand drawing. The basic technique is to use a switch to select an item or location on the screen, and then use the same (or different) switch to choose an action to perform on that item or location. Three basic methods are:

  • Item scanning (default), which highlights different items on the screen until you select one.

  • Point scanning, which lets you use scanning crosshairs to pick a screen location.

  • Manual selection, which lets you move from item to item on demand (requires multiple switches).

Whichever method you use, when you select an individual item (rather than a group), a menu appears so you can choose how to act on the selected item (tap, drag, or pinch, for example).

If you use multiple switches, you can set up each switch to perform a specific action and customize your item selection method. For example, instead of automatically scanning screen items, you can set up switches to move to the next or previous item on demand.

You can adjust the behavior of Switch Control in a variety of ways, to suit your specific needs and style.