How do I get old iphone but­tons?

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QIn the screen­shots that ac­com­pa­nied your an­swer to Ai­den In­gram about his slow iphone clock (Prob­lems Solved, Is­sue 509), I no­ticed that the General link was a but­ton. I find that in­ter­est­ing be­cause on my iphone 7 they’re sim­ply links — not but­tons. Is this be­cause you used an old iphone to take the screen­shots? It made me re­alise how much I miss those old but­tons: they’re much eas­ier to see and tap than the iphone 7 links. Tommy Carter

AIn fact, we used an iphone 6s for those screen­shots. How­ever, there’s a lit­tle­known op­tion hid­den away in the phone’s set­tings that en­ables these But­ton Shapes, as Ap­ple calls them. They’re not quite the same de­sign as the old but­tons, which Ap­ple killed with the in­tro­duc­tion of IOS 7 in 2013, but they’re a pretty good op­tion for those that dis­like or strug­gle to use the mod­ern, flat links that are now the de­fault in IOS.

From the home screen launch Set­tings and then tap General fol­lowed by Ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Now tap the switch next to But­ton Shapes to shift it to the On po­si­tion (see screen­shot).

You can switch your iphone to use but­tons in­stead of the mod­ern flat links

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