iPhone XR Help adjusting to a larger phone :)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James Nighthawk, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. James Nighthawk macrumors newbie

    James Nighthawk

    Sep 23, 2014
    Hey forumites :)

    I have just joined the XR owners club. I upgraded from a iPhone 6

    I am generally very happy. But oddly, my wrists seem not to be! After only two days of use, they feel sore. It could be coincidence, but I feel it is more likely the phone.

    Questions -

    (1) Do I need to adjust the way I "hold" the phone? I have always held my 6 low down in my left hand, with my pinky finger as a "brace" along the bottom. Is this a bad idea with a larger phone? I always enter text two handed, btw.

    (2) Is this something that simply "goes away" after a while, as my hands/wrists adjust to different muscle usage?

    (3) Oddly, even though I use my left hand to take most of the weight, both my wrists are a little sore? Perhaps the stretching across a larger screen is the issue, and again, something I simply need to acclimatise to?

    For what it is worth, I have fairly large hands (I'm 6'2). The weight of the phone doesn't bother me, even though it is substantially more. I feel perhaps the change in width and weight distribution of the device means it puts a different strain on my wrists?

    I am very happy with the device, usage, screen etc so would hate this to be an ongoing issue!
    Thanks in advance for tips and anecdotes from others who have gone through this adjustment period :)

    Also - Apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere - my searches came up dry

  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It will only take a few days and you should get used to your larger phone. You will adapt.
  3. Otflyer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2017
    SF Bay Area
    Your hand may be sore because, it’s a new phone and your using it more initially. I would imagine you will get used to it.
  4. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I have a XS max and I hold my phone the same way you’ve been holding your 6.

    You should be able to continue holding it the same way, but it’ll take some time to adjust. It’ll never be as comfortable as the smaller 6 but you get used to the “new normal”.
  5. gurase macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2015
    I think you’ll get used to it, but I’ve also found a pop socket helps.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
  7. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
  8. kawalerzysta macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2013
    Mt Pocono, PA
    Just use it. That the best way to adjust to it. In few days you should be used to it.

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