Reachability on iPhone was first introduced on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus so that users can easily use their devices with one-hand. This one-handed operation was not needed on smaller iPhones; but when Apple decided to launch larger screens, Reachability was needed to avoid two-handed use. In this tutorial, we will deal with how users can use Reachability on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6(s) and 6(S) Plus.

You can turn on and Off Reachability on iPhone with screen size of 4.7 and 5.5 inches while using any app on your device. While using your iPhone with one hand, your thumb cannot reach every icons, buttons or apps on the screen. By using Reachability on iPhone, users can operate their phones with one hand.

How to Enable Reachability on iPhone

To use one-handed operation on your iPhone, you need to turn on this Reachability feature on your device.

Step #1: Open Settings on your phone.

Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Now tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility Option

Step #4: Under Interaction section, you will find Reachability option; simply toggle this Reachability ON.

Toggle On Reachability

How to Disable Reachability on iPhone

Just in case you want to turn Off this Reachability feature on your device.

Step #1: Open Settings on your phone.

Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3: Now tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility Option

Step #4: Toggle Reachability option OFF.

Disable Reachability on iPhone

How to Use One-Handed Operation on iPhone

Step #1: Once you have enabled Reachability, you can use it on any app you are on. Simply double tap the Home button; remember, you don’t have to press the button, just tap the Home button twice gently. This action will bring down entire app frame on your device, and you can quickly access any app with your thumb while you hold your device with one hand.

Step #2: You can go back to normal mode by double tapping the Home button. Alternatively, just don’t do anything for couple of seconds and your phone will get back to the normal mode again.

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