How to Use Reachability on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s Plus and 6s

By using Reachability on your iPhone 6(s), 6(s) Plus, 7/7 Plus and 8/8 Plus, you can navigate through your device more conveniently with just one hand.

With the large display, the newest iPhones are superb for media viewing and playing video games. The one problem with these smartphones is that they are not so convenient to use with one hand. But Apple has tried to solve this inconvenience by introducing an effectual Accessibility feature. Using Reachability on your iPhone 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus, 6s/6s, or 6/6 Plus you can comfortably navigate through your device with just one hand.

When you invoke Reachability on your iPhone, the contents displayed at the top half get down at the bottom; thereby making it much easier for your thumb and fingers to access them. More after the jump:

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How to Use Reachability on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus

How to Use Reachability on iPhone 6(s), 6(s) Plus, 7, 7 Plus and 8, 8 Plus

How to Enable Reachability on iPhone 7/7 Plus and 8/8 Plus

Reachability first arrived on iPhone 6/6 Plus. The steps are almost same for all the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, you need to tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 8-8-Plus-7-7-Plus
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility on iPhone 8-8-Plus-7-7-Plus
Step #3. Next up, Turn ON Reachability.

Enable Reachability on iPhone 8 8 Plus 7 7 Plus

That’s it! Now, activating Reachability is a breeze. Read on…

How to Use Reachability on on iPhone 7/7 Plus and 8/8 Plus

Once you have enabled Reachability, you can use it just by double tapping on the Home button (Make sure to double tap and not double press else, it will enter into app switcher mode.)

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Use Reachability on iPhone 8 8 Plus 7 7 Plus

And when you have used your device and wish to quit this mode, simply double tap on the Home button. Or just touch the blank part of the screen.

How to Use Reachability on iPhone X

The process of activating Reachability is slightly different on iPhone X. Head over to this quick guide to find out.

How to Disable Reachability on X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

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Tap on Settings then General on iPhone 8-8-Plus-7-7-Plus
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone 8-8-Plus-7-7-Plus

Step #3. Next up, Turn OFF Reachability.

Disable Reachability on iPhone 8 8 Plus 7 7 Plus

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That’s it!

Wrap up

So, that’s how you can use your large screen iPhone more conveniently even if you have small thumbs. Have any feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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