Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

At first, when Apple had initiated the debut of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus adorning them with increase screen size, they equally did the introduction of a feature called Reachability. This feature particularly brings in extra ease at getting to the top of the screen in the scenario where you are making use of the device with one hand. Though you could be shocked to learn that quite a good number of persons aren’t aware the feature exists, or think it’s some kind of bug when they encounter it. Here you will learn how to use it and how to turn it off if you don’t like it.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

There is also that general liking for phones with bigger screens. The likeness for big-screen devices even runs into pushing out sales for tablets. But then there is still that dark side of using these bigger phones, one of these dark side is the misfortune of being more difficult to use with just a hand. This is where we need the Reachability feature.

How to make use of the Reachability feature

Using the Reachability feature is not difficult at all. It is possible to use it regardless of what screen you have your eyes on, this could be a setting screen, it could be an app, or even your Home screen.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

Not much to do all the same. Simply tap twice on your Home button. What we are talking about here is light touches not necessarily pressing deeply. This way you will see your screen sliding down about halfway. With this mode of appearance, it is now possible to be within a quick thumb reach of everything you are on with the phone. It is even possible to while your screen is in this position to drag down your Notification Center or Today view.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

Anytime you make a selection of an action (taping an icon, making a menu selection, or just anything), the screen goes back to its first position. You also have the option of double-tapping on the Home button again when you want to return your screen back into position.

Now how can you disable Reachability

Not every one would be cool all the time with the Reachability feature. It is a nice reality that you don’t needw to break much sweat disabling it. Just open up your Settings app clicking on General.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

On the General settings page, select Accessibility.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

Once you get the Accessibility Options page, simply scroll down briefly and then when you see the the Reachability toggle, turn it off.

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an  iPhone Shortcut

Tutorial: How you can reach anything with one hand via an iPhone Shortcut

To me, I find this feature very useful. Well may be it is actually because I am used to is as I don’t really have real big hands.


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