Does anyone use "reachability" function?

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  1. dagdagdag234 macrumors regular

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    I think I have maybe twice. It's a strange feature, I have a feeling it won't really catch on (why buy a phone and then use half the screen?)
     
  2. stw85 macrumors member

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    Yes I use it all the time when I am using my phone one handed. I have small hands.
     
  3. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    The point of it isn't to use half the screen, it's actually the opposite. Reachability lets those with smaller hands use the WHOLE screen one handed, because they are able to reach the top-of-the-screen content that would normally be too far away to touch. It's not a feature to permanently cut off half the screen :p

    But I don't use it too often. My hands are big enough where I can reach pretty much the whole 4.7 inch screen with relative ease. It is nifty though. I would like to see the "double tap" be customizable to do other functions as well.
     
  4. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    every now and then i use it. glad its there, but id adapt if it wasnt. I was used to my htc and samsung so i forget i can do that
     
  5. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    I have a 6, have big hands and use it all the time.

    When holding the bottom half of the phone the double tap is better/easier than re-gripping the phone to reach the top part.

    I like it.
     
  6. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

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    Can imagine the answer to this will be yes from a lot of 6 plus owners. I never use it on my 6
     
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  8. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    6 user here. I use it when I really don't want or cant use both hands, but I don't like it. Its not comfortable at all. And there are still places I cant quite reach.

    There's probably a better way to do it. Like have the whole screen temporarily scale down to one side or the other, basically to iphone 4 size, depending on which hand you're using it at the time. Maybe Touch id could tell the phone if you're using your right or left hand and have it favor one or the other.
     
  9. Smithwicks macrumors regular

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    Nope, never unless I accidentally activate it
     
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  11. ratbrain macrumors member

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    ditto. i have average size hands. especially in the settings menu, when the back button is always in top left corner. very handy.
     
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  14. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. :p
     
  15. Rayy42 macrumors 6502

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    I use it pretty often when I am using my 6 one handed
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    I've turned it off for just that reason. I apparently have big hands because I don't need it, but I still appreciate the reason for it existing.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Rarely. Granted I'm tall and have big hands. Overall though it's not so useful.
     
  18. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you deactivate it? I don't like it and I've hit it too many times accidentally.
     
  19. Thefan macrumors member

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    I have big hands and still use it. It's just more convenient sometimes.
     
  20. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Its a nice feature....better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it......It would be cool if you could assign the command to something else like multitasking or play/pausr, or whatever!
     
  21. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    how on EARTH do you hit it accidentally?
     
  22. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    6+ user here. I don't use reachability.

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    It's activated by a double touch (not click) on the home button, so it is quite easy to set it off accidentally.
     
  23. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    Yes I use it. It's a nice feature imo, use it more often than I thought I would. Hope apple opens up the home button tapping for other uses. Maybe it's a prelude to an all touch home button?
     
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  25. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Settings>General>Acessibility>scroll down and find Reachability and turn that off.
     

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