Use Your iPhone 6 With One Hand Using Reachability

Do you own an iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus or a 6S Plus? If so, use Reachability to make it easier to use the phone with only one hand. The iPhone 6 (or 6S) and iPhone 6 Plus (or 6S Plus) come with 4.7″ and 5.5″ screens, respectively. Apple added a feature named Reachability to make it easier to use these larger phones with only one hand. This feature is enabled by default, but it can be disabled. To invoke this feature double tap the Home button. Make sure you only use a gentle tap, don’t actually depress the Home button. When you invoke Reachability the entire screen shifts downward. The lower half disappears off-screen and the upper half is now within reach.  How handy!

To exit Reachability mode do any of the following:

  • Double tap the Home button again to turn it off
  • Depress the Home button once
  • Touch the blank space at the top of the screen
  • Simply wait. After a few seconds Reachability turns itself off.

To read more about Reachability check out this good summary from TechRepublic.

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