How to Enable and Use Reachability on Your iPhone 6/6 Plus

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are comparatively big with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens respectively. When you are using the iPhone 6 in just one hand (or using the iPhone 6 Plus normally), reaching the top of the screen/display can become almost impossible. That’s where the feature called Reachability pops in. And here’s how to enable Reachability in your iPhone 6/6+.

While your longing to have a big iPhone has truly come true, folks with short fingers can find it hard to use the big iPhones. There are times you would want to use the ultra-big iPhone with just one hand. But due to its huge size, you may not be finding it efficient or, let’s say, comfortable.

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This is why Apple introduced a feature called Reachability in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s very simple to enable it in your iPhone.

How to Enable Reachability on Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Step #1. Open Settings

Step #2. Tap on General

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Step #3. Tap on Accessibility

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone 6-6 Plus

Step #4. Scroll all the way down to Reachability

Enable Reachability on Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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Step #5. Tap on the switch to enable Reachability

How to Use Reachability in iPhone 6/6 Plus

Reachability lets you reach the top parts of an app (or of the homescreen) without having to reach all the way up.

To use this feature:

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  • Double-“tap” on the home button. Important: Don’t double-click. Just tap twice.

Now you can use your phone one handed as comfortably as you would ever want by just Double-Touching or Tapping on the Home Button. Remember, you have to double touch or tap your home button; and not double press or click. If you double press or click on the home button iOS app switcher will open.

Just by touching the home button twice, the top-half of the interface slides down thereby making it fairly easy for you to reach all controls.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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