How to Use Reachability on iPhone

Using a 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 seamlessly. Let’s take a look at how to use Reachability on iPhone having face ID and Home Button.

How to Enable Reachability on iPhone

By default, the feature is enabled on the device. But by mistake, if you have disabled it, you need to turn it on first. The process remains the same for all the iPhones.

Step #1. Launch the Settings (in iOS 12 or earlier, Settings → General) on your iPhone → Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Settings then Accessibility on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Touch → Turn On the Switch next to Reachability. (In iOS 12 or earlier, simply Turn on the Reachability Switch.)

Enable Reachability on iPhone

How to Use Reachability on iPhone with Face ID

On your iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, Xs, Xs Max, XR, or iPhone X, when you are on the Home screen, swipe down from the middle of the dock area to enter into the Reachability mode.

Use Reachability iPhone with Face ID

Your iPhone will go full-screen in some time. However, if you wish to quit the Reachability mode too early, swipe up the gesture bar.

Access Control Center While using Reachability on iPhone Having Face ID

It’s quite easy to access CC when you are using this neat feature. When the Reachability mode is activated, swipe down from the top-left corner.

Access Control Center while using Reachability

View Notifications

Simply swipe down from the middle left to access Notification Center.

View Notifications while using Reachability

If you close the notification or control center you will return to full screen.

How to Use Reachability on iPhone with Home Button

On your iPhone SE 2020, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6, and 6s Plus, just double-tap (Don’t double-press) the home button to enter Reachability mode.

Use Reachability on iPhone with Touch ID

If you wish to exit from Reachability mode, double-tap the home button again or wait for some time to get back to the normal screen.

Access Control Center While using Reachability on iPhone Having Touch ID

You can access the control center by swiping up the iPhone screen from the bottom.

Access Control Center while using Reachability on Touch ID iPhone

Access Notification Center

To access the notification center, just Swipe down the screen from the middle.

View Notifications while using Reachability on Touch ID iPhone

How to Disable Reachability on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Settings (in iOS 12 or earlier, Settings → General) on your iPhone → Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Settings then Accessibility on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Touch → Turn Off the Switch next to Reachability (In iOS 12 or earlier, simply Turn off the Reachability Switch.)

Turn Off Reachability on iPhone

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 enhances the multitasking big time.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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