Step 1: Find the settings
Go to Settings>General. Scroll down to Accessibility. Select this and then navigate to Physical & Motor. Tap AssistiveTouch and move the slider to On.
Step 2: The unobtrusive icon
With AssistiveTouch activated, you will see a small icon in the top-left. Tap this and a new pop-up will appear showing Siri, Favourites, Device and Home.
Step 3: Use the icons
When you tap Home you will naturally be taken to the home screen. The Siri icon obviously opens Siri and the Device icon will bring up further options.
Step 4: No hardware buttons
The Device icon effectively replaces the hardware buttons. You can lock the screen, change the volume and tapping More gives you these choices.
Step 5: Automatic gestures
You can select the Gestures option to simulate between ‘2’ and ‘5’ fingers by selecting. You can now use one finger for more complex gestures.
Step 6: Using favourites
Select Favourites to see a Pinch option and seven boxes. Go to Photos, choose a photo and then select the Pinch shortcut to zoom around with one finger.
Step 7: Create a gesture
Tap one of the blank boxes to go to the New Gesture screen. Here you can draw a gesture that you want to use again. Think about your target.
Step 8: Simply draw
Now draw a swipe from left to right and tap Save in the top-right corner. Give it a name that makes it obvious and you will have saved your first gesture.
Step 9: Use your gesture
Go to the home screen and tap the AssistiveTouch icon. Tap Favourites>Swipe. Now hit the blue circle and a swipe will be completed automatically.