How can you not use the iPhone 6 with one hand?

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  1. 100 macrumors member

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    I mean, I'm a male and I don't have the largest hands in the world, but the iPhone 6 is a breeze to operate with one hand. Texting is easy as well. I feel like a lot of these threads are just to start some drama.
     
  2. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a

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    I think its pretty obvious. How can you not know that everyone's hands aren't the same size?
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Most of the complaints seem to involve difficulty reaching the uppermost left hand corner app. Just put your least used app there, problem solved.

    On the 5s and earlier, my second most frequently used row of apps (after the dock) was the very top. I simply moved this row to right above the dock.
     
  4. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    How can you not use the iPhone 6 with one hand?

    When using one handed I am unable to get my fingers wrapped around the phone on the far side, meaning i am unable to get a solid secure grip on the phone. With the 5 I could use one hand with no fear of dropping phone. Not so with 6.
     
  5. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Oh the irony.

    My wife's hands are much smaller than mine. I can use mine one-handed, she cannot. It's that simple.
     
  6. Sosab123 macrumors member

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    It's not hard to use with one hand it's just the phone has a large bottom bezel, or a chin. So it makes reach ability painful. But double tapping the home botton helps. It also becomes much more likely to drop while one handing
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You have the 6+. The OP is taking about the standard 6.
     
  8. John marts macrumors member

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    ....uhh no

    What about literally every other situation that involves touching the upper left part of the screen.
     
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    That's not common though. For example, in Safari you can touch the search bar (or top of it) on the right side. Otherwise, use Reachability.
     
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  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Old joke gets old.
     
  13. firedept macrumors 603

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    Curious, why the thread then. Ah, the drama! My hands are small and no way can I use my 6 with one hand. My wife's hands are very small and she can not even use a 5 one handed.
     
  14. eatrains macrumors regular

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    It's impossible to reach the upper right corner. Plus, it's just awkward and uncomfortable to hold.
     
  15. 100 thread starter macrumors member

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    ITT: people with midget hands can't operate a phone
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    For every person who claims they can't use the standard 6 one-handed, we invariably hear from the "petite woman who have no problems using the 6+ one-handed."

    Seriously, people pickering about the size of the standard 6 remind me of members who complained about the jump from the 3.5" to 4". The standard 6 is still a good size for portability and nothing like going to the 6+.
     
  17. eatrains macrumors regular

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    Please take a picture of you holding the phone in your left hand, phone resting on your pinky, with your thumb reaching the top right corner of the screen.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Is this a serious question? I can easily do this.

    By the way, why do you assume people use it one-handedly with their left hand just because you do?
     
  19. eatrains macrumors regular

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    With it resting securely and tightly in your grip or via some gymnastics and twisting and balancing?

    Why do you assume people don't use their phone with one hand just because you don't?
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's the same grip as I've always done with the original iPhone through 5s, resting the iPhone on my fingers on the back and my pinkie on the bottom. I've never found it comfortable to type while clenching it tightly.

    I've said or implied no such thing.
     
  21. rexboe macrumors regular

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    I dont understand why the obession with one handed usage i rarely use my phone that way
     
  22. 100 thread starter macrumors member

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    That is easy to do...
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I prefer having a free hand (holding a drink, etc.) and sometimes it's a necessity (carrying a bag).
     
  24. eatrains macrumors regular

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    Easy to do with the phone resting securely and tightly in your grip or via some gymnastics and twisting and balancing?
     
  25. trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    I am a righty, but have always used my iPhone in my left hand so my right is free to reach in my pocket, write etc. Either way, my thumb only reaches to the center of the screen and barely reaches the other side if I'm trying to text. Since I've had the phone, I think my thumb has been 'exercised' a little to allow it to stretch to the right side and I can almost make it work. I am a girl and have smaller hands.

    On a side note, I think the grippier your case, the easier it is to feel comfortable maneuvering with one hand. I have the Incipio dual pro which has a soft feel, but not sticky by any means, so my phone would easily slip out of my hand if I'm not careful.
     

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