Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones are extremely powerful and impressive devices, but for a long time they’ve missed one hidden feature that people have been able to access on Apple iPhones.
On iPhone you can access a setting that lets you double tap on the back of your phone to use a shortcut, like taking a screenshot or opening Siri.
Now, at last, Samsung has added the ability to do this on its Galaxy phones, too, although you’ll need to follow a couple of steps before you can do so.
How to enable back tap on Samsung Galaxy phones
Before you can access Back Tap as a feature, you’ll need to download Samsung’s Good Lock app.
Once you have it installed, open it up on your Galaxy phone to get a range of new options for customisation.
Thanks to a recent update to the app, this now includes the ability to use Back Tap, and to choose what actino the phone will take after you double-tap on the back of it.
The feature will only work if you have at least 15% battery life, and the phone has to be open and unlocked when you do it.
Back Tap may also not work on older Galaxy phones – so you may have to download Good Lock to see if the feature is available to you at this time.