| ||Ask HN: My mother has shaky hands – guidance on iPhone accessibility settings?|
105 points by frereubu 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 62 comments |
|As my mother ages (she's 89) her hands are getting quite shaky, and she's finding it more difficult to use her iPhone. I've been looking through the Touch settings in Settings > Accessibility, such as Touch Accommodations, but I'm a bit confused by the number of variables.|
Her hands don't shake so much yet that she triggers Shake To Undo, it's more about things like the screen detecting the start of a swipe when she wants to do a long press. I also think Touch ID can be a bit confused by slightly shaky fingers.
I'd really value guidance from people who've gone through the same process, either with relatives or themselves, whether through age or conditions like Parkinsons, so I can at least have a starting point to work from.
She recently bought one of the new iPhone SEs, but I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to get an XR with FaceID to avoid issues with TouchID.
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