This Method will work for either iPhone or iPad and will
For those who don't know and are hearing about Switch Controls for the first time, it is a Semi-Automatic Macro built into iOS. You can only use 5 touch points so its very limited in what it can do. But you can effectively farm TM if you follow my method. Ill be covering two different styles, Lapis Refill and No Refill. Lets get started!
From Your iOS Settings Menu press "GENERAL" then "ACCESSIBILITY", then select "SWITCH CONTROLS", this will bring you to the switch controls menu. From here you want to tap on "RECIPES" then "CREATE NEW RECIPE". Select "ASSIGN A SWITCH", then "FULL SCREEN" and finally "CUSTOM GESTURE". This is were we record our touch procedure.
Settings-> General-> Accessibility-> Switch Controls-> Recipes-> Create New Recipe-> ->Assign a Switch->Full Screen-> Custom Gesture--> Record
Before you start you will need the following:
You will need to mark the touch points directly on your screen. To do this cut small pieces of scotch tape and put them in the specific touch locations and mark the exact spot with a red dot. You have to be precise, the touch spots are setup in such a way that if your off by a few pixels it will not hit all the buttons, or will get stuck. I strongly suggest you use a stylus for the setup. There is a small margin of error for it too run correctly. Try to get the touches as close to the specified locations below as possible.
To setup our switch controls we are going to need to mark our touch spots on the screen so you know where to tap when recording your macro.
Please mark your screen at the specific spots you see in the photos below. There are 4 spots in total for the lapis refill version, you only need to mark the first 3 if you don't want refills
WARNING Please mark your dots at the correct screens you see in the photos below. DO NOT TRY TO GUESS WHERE THEY GO IT WILL NOT WORK!! You can download these photos and use them for setup if your are using an ipad mini 2/3/4 or iPhone 5/SE
iPhone Touch 1
iPhone Touch 2
iPhone Touch 3
iPhone Touch 4
*refill version only
iPad Touch 1
iPad Touch 2
iPad Touch 3
iPad Touch 4
*refill version only
Your screen should look something like this when your finished marking your dots -> EXAMPLE PHOTO
Once you have marked your dots on your screen go to your switch controls record screen, hit RECORD you can hit "hide controls" if its in the way" then touch in the following sequence:
NO REFILLS : 1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1
LAPIS REFRESH : 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 3
It may take a few trys to get it right, try to get your touches perfectly centered over your red dots.
Save your recipe and load it under "Launch Recipe" in the Recipe Menu. Go to earth shrine. To activate switch controls click the home button x3 and start tapping the middle of the screen to activate your script. Be sure to test it thoroughly before leaving it unattended.
Want to farm explorations using switch controls??
Here is a link to my reddit page with macro solutions for iOS Switch Control Tutorial. If you have any questions leave a message on my reddit page.