I love reachability

Skylitfly

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May 3, 2014
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Best thing ever. I have the regular 4.7" iPhone 6 which is fairly easy to handle even without it. But once I got used to reachability... God, it's a killer feature. This phone is so easy to handle. Now I wonder why my HTC One m8 doesnt have this.
 

Hal~9000

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Sep 13, 2014
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I think Samsung does it where they shrink the entire screen both vertically and horizontally. I didn't really care for it as it was still hard to reach the 'top' of the now shrunken screen and the gesture to activate it was not reliable. With reachability though it seems like a nicer option since the screen goes down further than it did on the Note 3 and hopefully the double tap is reliable and not as frustrating.
 

Fredo C

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Mar 18, 2012
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I thought it was a gimmick when I first saw it during the keynote, but it has been a really useful feature that makes the Plus a lot more enjoyable.
 

GoSh4rks

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Sep 14, 2012
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Useful, but the action used to invoke the feature doesnt seem ideally implemented. The action is finicky for me.
 

Anya B

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Jul 20, 2013
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I'm loving it and it now seems really natural to use. The reviews after the keynote said it was a gimmick but I find it an integral feature, a bit like the swipe backwards/forwards etc.
 

d.steve

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Jan 6, 2012
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So far I'm finding easier to use two hands. Maybe I'll see the light at some point...
 

urkel

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Nov 3, 2008
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Reachability is one of those features that people pre-hated. They saw how ugly it makes the screen that they deemed it useless before actually trying to use it in their workflow. Its ugly, but it works.
 

MisakixMikasa

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Aug 21, 2013
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Best thing ever. I have the regular 4.7" iPhone 6 which is fairly easy to handle even without it. But once I got used to reachability... God, it's a killer feature. This phone is so easy to handle. Now I wonder why my HTC One m8 doesnt have this.

i found that only time need to reach corner is trying to reach back button... in android back button is always on bottom of the screen. It is always easy to reach. You can also rearrange you app icons eyed wherever you want. You really do not need feature like reachability. I found that reachability is actually quite limited. It does not entirely shrinking down UI so that you can still type using one hand. It just shrinking down UI when you need reach the corner... I wish the keyboard can shrink down to the left or right so that you can type using one hand.
 
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