Using giant screen iPhone with one hand is never an easy task for most folks. To prevent the inconvenience from ruining the user-experience, Apple offers a well-thought-out feature called “Reachability” to make it easier to reach the top of the iPhone with little effort. On the previous iPhones with Home button, you could invoke this Accessibility feature by just double tapping the Home button. But with the Touch ID button gone, how do you activate Reachability on your iPhone X/Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR?
With the arrival of the gesture bar, the process of invoking this handy feature has slightly been tweaked. However, it’s as straightforward as it can ever get. As I’ve used “Reachability” both on my older and the latest iPhones, I can say that you wouldn’t find it tough to embrace the change.
How to Use Reachability on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR
- How to Enable Reachability on iPhone X
- How to Enter Reachability Mode on iPhone X
- How to Disable Reachability On iPhone X
Enable Reachability on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR
By default, Reachability is disabled. So, let’s first enable it!
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Finally, you need to turn on the switch right next to Reachability.
You have successfully set it up. Now, make the most out of it to use your device more comfortably.
Use Reachability on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR
It’s quite simple to bring Reachability into action.
When you are on the Home screen, swipe down from the middle of the bottom row of apps to activate Reachability.
When you are inside an app, touch your finger on the gesture bar and swipe down.
To go back to the full-screen UI, swipe up from the gesture bar. Or touch an area outside of the active UI pane to return to the full screen.
Easily Access Control Center:
It’s quite easy to access CC when you are using this neat feature.
When Reachability mode is activated, swipe down above the top right app icon to quickly access Control Center.
Quickly Access Notification Center:
Assuming this Accessibility feature is in action, simply swipe down above the top two app icons on the left to access Notification Center.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Reachability.
That’s pretty much it!
Have your say:
Personally, I’m very impressed with the swipe gestures that Apple has introduced on the new iPhones. It’s enhanced multitasking big time.
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