Add back button to your iPhone using this smart screen protector

Add back button to your iPhone using this smart screen protector

Do you need a back button on your iPhone similar to the one on most of the Android smartphones? Here is a smart screen protector to let you add a virtual back button to your iPhone in the easiest way.

Halo Back from San Fransisco, California has reached to Kickstarter to offer the world’s first smart screen protector that adds a back button to Apple iPhone. The screen protector is available through a minimum pledge amount of $17 and will be shipped to backers starting August.

Designed by Sam Lou and Lima Fa, Halo Back smart screen protector features a virtual back button on the bottom-left corner that works through a capacitive channel under the glass panel. This enables back operations on an iPhone.

Users just need to tap the bottom-left corner on the smart screen protector to go back in settings and many third-party iOS apps. Although it just replaces the action of tapping the top-left corner on iOS interface, it makes it easy for users to go back to the screen from which they entered to a new one.

Halo Back smart screen protector for iPhone with back button

Halo Back smart screen protector for iPhone

The back button on the smart screen protector is not visible to anyone and does not have any haptic feedback, unlike a back button on many Android devices. Moreover, it only works with the apps and settings that have the ability to go back to the previous screen.

Apart from giving a smart back button, the screen protector is claimed to have extreme clarity, easy application and protection from scratches as well as high-impact drops. In addition, it has a thin built to let users feel just like touching the Retina display of their iPhones.

Halo Back has so far garnered more than $77,000 through the Kickstarter campaign and over 2,700 backers are set to first experience the new innovation.

The smart screen protector is specifically designed for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This means that it would not be a useful accessory for previous generation iPhones as well as the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Furthermore, the Cupertino giant could make certain changes in iOS 9 to restrict use of back operations through any third-party accessory like a screen protector.

That being said, Halo Back still seems to be an innovative accessory to let you get an Android-like experience right on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Categories: Smartphones
  • [anonymous]

    this would serve as a nice substitute for Reachability when you can’t reach the back button on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. I find myself with a really weird situation that no back button could fix. I hold my phone from the top half, so I find it hard reaching the bottom of the screen. I wish there was something like this where I could put a home button the the top of the screen. And maybe even a keyboard that I could slide up. It’s like I need a reverse Reachability.