One of the weirdest gestures on iPhone and iPad is “shake to regret. “Let us realize that; it just looks weird when you want to undo something you just did on the iPhone, and you have to shake it like you’re filling a can of spray paint or making a martini!
Today we show you how to turn off “shake to regret” and replace it with a new gesture.
The way “shake to undo” works is that if you make a mistake while doing something, you can shake your iPhone or iPad to make it undo your last action. It’s fine, but if you accidentally move your device, or if you work on it while someone else is driving and you’re on a bumpy road, it can undo things you did not want to undo! By the way, shaking a 12.9-inch iPad Pro to regret something is pretty absurd.
To turn off shaking to undo …
… start Settings on iPad or iPhone. Scroll down to Accessibility, tap it, and then tap Touch. About three-quarters of the way down this screen you will see a “Shake to undo” button (see red arrow in the screenshot below). Press it so that it goes from green to white and you have deactivated that function.
To return the original, swipe from left to right to bring it back (Redo – see screenshot below).
So there it is! No more looking like a fool shaking on your iPhone or iPad when you want to undo something on your device. Just disable the feature under accessibility settings and use the three-finger swipe.