Because I’ve yet to find a set of Bluetooth headphones that reliably pair with my Apple Watch, I sometimes take my iPhone 7 with me when going for a run. I use an Incase armband that I originally purchased for my iPhone 6 which fits the iPhone 7 perfectly. Although the screen cover doesn’t interfere with taps and clicks, it also covers the Home button, rendering it useless.
While this isn’t too much of an issue because I still use my Apple Watch to track activity and control music playback, there are times when I need to do something on the iPhone. This means stopping, taking it out of the armband, and then unlocking it. As a workaround, I make use of AssistiveTouch to display an alternative Home button on the screen which I can use instead, avoiding the need to expose the iPhone and risk dropping it out of my sweaty hands.
AssistiveTouch is enabled in Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch. For quicker access, the Accessibility Shortcut (also within the Accessibility settings) can be set to toggle AssistiveTouch so it can be enabled or disabled by triple-clicking the Home button.
This works great before, and after, a run. All I need to do is triple-click the Home button before I place the iPhone into the armband. Then, if I ever need to unlock the phone, I tap the on-screen Home button and unlock the iPhone with its PIN. Once I’ve finished a workout, I triple-click the button again to disable AssistiveTouch.