iPhone XS Max Apple, please fix reachability on the iPhone Xs Max

wongster41

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Please give users the option of a double tap on the white line instead of swiping down. I don’t know how many times I unintentionally hit another action close to the white line before swiping down. Please give us the option of double tap at the bottom!!!
 
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bgro

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Reachability implementation on the Max is terrible (as is control center imo). Only "fix" right now is to use the accessibility button and set a button for contorl center or reachability. It's not perfect but it's better than using the stock option
 
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wongster41

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Reachability implementation on the Max is terrible (as is control center imo). Only "fix" right now is to use the accessibility button and set a button for contorl center or reachability. It's not perfect but it's better than using the stock option
That is very interesting, I’m under accessibility right now, where do you see an option to set reachability with a button?
 

BugeyeSTI

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That is very interesting, I’m under accessibility right now, where do you see an option to set reachability with a button?
I’m sure he’s talking about using the virtual home button as the trigger for reachability.. It’s listed under assistivetouch.
 

Deacon-Blues

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I always wondered why they didn’t make the white line at the bottom the button. It’s pressure sensitive, just have it respond to pressure and give haptic feedback like a button click. This would solve a lot of problems for me, and would allow the return of swipe up for the control panel, which I really miss. On the XR they could just have a longer hold since there’s no pressure sensitivity. Too bad they didn’t go that way.
 

bgro

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That is very interesting, I’m under accessibility right now, where do you see an option to set reachability with a button?
Settings— General — Accessibilty — Assistive Touch

Again not the best option as it leaves an always displayed button on your screen. You can however set the transparency level and move it around the screen

I use it to invoke control center, reach ability, and a few other things. Wish I could set the camera as a button as well but apps are not supported
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I’m sure he’s talking about using the virtual home button as the trigger for reachability.. It’s listed under assistivetouch.
Yup this is what I was referring to
 

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Since I found the AssistiveTouch, using my partner's iphone max and even my iphone x has been a lot more pleasurable. I use it for reachability, home, control center
 
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posguy99

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Reachability implementation on the Max is terrible (as is control center imo). Only "fix" right now is to use the accessibility button and set a button for contorl center or reachability. It's not perfect but it's better than using the stock option
Why does the Max make it any harder than the X? Swipe down on the bottom of the screen. I mean, the OP is complaining about the gesture in general, but the size of the screen doesn't have anything to do with the gesture.
 
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doboy

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Why does the Max make it any harder than the X? Swipe down on the bottom of the screen. I mean, the OP is complaining about the gesture in general, but the size of the screen doesn't have anything to do with the gesture.
Yeah it does because the physical size is larger so harder to perform that swiping down motion.
 

bushman4

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Please give users the option of a double tap on the white line instead of swiping down. I don’t know how many times I unintentionally hit another action close to the white line before swiping down. Please give us the option of double tap at the bottom!!!
iPhone X’s Max is not intended to be used with one hand. Reachability is there for those that want to use it. We never heard any mention at the presentation of a ‘one handed iphone’ as We did in past years
The size & weight make it impractical
 

posguy99

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iPhone X’s Max is not intended to be used with one hand. Reachability is there for those that want to use it. We never heard any mention at the presentation of a ‘one handed iphone’ as We did in past years
The size & weight make it impractical
<shrug> I didn't have any problem using a 6s+ or a 7+ one-handed, but then again, I have size 13 feet. :)
 

wongster41

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iPhone X’s Max is not intended to be used with one hand. Reachability is there for those that want to use it. We never heard any mention at the presentation of a ‘one handed iphone’ as We did in past years
The size & weight make it impractical
Where in my post do I mention the iPhone Xs max is intended for one hand use? All I’m asking apple for is another gesture for reachability such as double tap on the white line. I don’t know why I’m even responding to you.
 

bgro

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Why does the Max make it any harder than the X? Swipe down on the bottom of the screen. I mean, the OP is complaining about the gesture in general, but the size of the screen doesn't have anything to do with the gesture.
The gesture is the same but the action of invoking it can be harder given the larger size of the Max
 

alpi123

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Don't swipe down far from the bottom. It just takes like less than 0.5mm swipe down and you'll be fine.

If the bar is close to a button or something that could trigger an action in the app, scroll some of it, if it's possible and then use the reachability.
 

DDustiNN

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Please give users the option of a double tap on the white line instead of swiping down. I don’t know how many times I unintentionally hit another action close to the white line before swiping down. Please give us the option of double tap at the bottom!!!
It seems like this is new to iOS 12. In iOS 11 on my iPhone X, you had to initiate the downward swipe much closer to the edge of the screen. Then in iOS 12, it seems like they increased the leeway significantly, which often resulted in me accidentally initiating reachability just by simply scrolling through webpages and such. It became so annoying that I eventually just disabled it.
 

wongster41

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I never had a problem with reachability. It seems to work fine for me.
Try to use reachability on the App Store, it’s hard to use it without accidentally hitting the apps icon down on the bottom on the X or Xs. Yes, it can be done, but it’s just much easier if we could double tap the white line as if we’re double tapping the home button.
 
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