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:
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.
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.)
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.
Step #3. Next up, Turn OFF Reachability.
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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