How to scroll through TikTok hands-free on iPhone

Georgina Smith
TikTok logo on phone

If you’ve ever wanted to scroll through your TikTok For You Page without touching your device, there’s an iPhone settings hack that allows you to scroll hands-free. Here’s how to try it.

Within the span of a few years, ByteDance-owned TikTok has become one of the biggest social media platforms out there, rivaling apps like Instagram.

While users used to only be able to upload videos up to a minute long, that time limit has since extended to 10 minutes, and people use that time to share anything from dances and viral trends, to storytimes and bizarre filters.

Users usually browse this content using the algorithm-based For You Page, which you navigate by swiping up every time you want to view a new video.

However, perhaps you’ve wondered whether it would be more comfortable to scroll if you didn’t even have to touch your device. Using one iPhone settings trick shared by user roxanna.roxi, you can.

TikTok website next to the TikTok logo
Owned by ByteDance, TikTok has become a hub for viral video content.

How to use TikTok hands-free on iPhone

Using this iPhone settings trick, you will be able to scroll through your TikTok For You Page using a voice command, as opposed to using your fingers to swipe up.

To set it up, simply do as follows:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to ‘Accessibility.’
  3. Tap on ‘Voice control’ under ‘Physical and motor.’
  4. Click ‘Set up voice control’ or simply turn it on if you have previously set it up.
  5. Tap ‘Customize commands,’ then ‘Custom.’
  6. Click ‘Create new command.’
  7. In the ‘Phrase’ text box, type the word you want to use as the voice command (for example, ‘next’ or ‘down.’)
  8. In ‘Action,’ click ‘Run custom gesture.’
  9. In the ‘New gesture’ screen, swipe up just as you would on the TikTok For You Page. You should create a blue line.
  10. Tap ‘Save.’
  11. In ‘Application,’ select ‘TikTok.’
  12. Save your new command.
  13. Head to TikTok and try using your new voice command to scroll through TikTok without using your hands.

This can be a great way to make your TikTok viewing experience more comfortable, and although it takes a few steps, it’s fairly easy to set up.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

How to duet on TikTokHow to Stitch on TikTokHow to go live on TikTokHow to find contacts on TikTok | How to use TikTok StoriesBest time to post on TikTok for more views and likes

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