iPhone 6 Plus one handed

blwade

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I bought an iPhone 6+ and love it.

For the most part, I can use it one handed to do things like texting... with the exception of reaching Q, upper case, and the button to change to the number board...

I can live without using one hand to use upper case and q (how often do I use that letter? Will just let auto correct catch it). But not being able to reach the numbers keyboard is kind of annoying - most annoying when I hit the emoticon or voice recoding keys trying to reach it)

Have others had this issue? Have you come up with a solution to resolve that?

I have started to use swiftkey some. This helps by putting some punctuation at the bottom by the return button. And it removes the voice recoding option (good and bad?). But still doesn't make it easy to pull up numbers and other symbols if needed.


In before "just use 2 hands" or other similar comments. Just want to know if other users have found a way to make this easier!
 

sonicrobby

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I know you dont want to hear it, but I use 2 hands, or slightly change the grip or my phone to rest in the crease between my fingers and palm. I dont like to make deals of these first world problems nonsense.
 

Rufuss Sewell

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I'm almost there with one hand.

I'm confident there will be a one-handed keyboard released that is basically the same size as the previous iPhone keyboard but pushed to the right side of the screen.

My issue is with back page in Safari. Swiping from the left side is also difficult. I wish just a left to right swipe from the center of the screen would do it.
 

blwade

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I'm almost there with one hand.

I'm confident there will be a one-handed keyboard released that is basically the same size as the previous iPhone keyboard but pushed to the right side of the screen.

My issue is with back page in Safari. Swiping from the left side is also difficult. I wish just a left to right swipe from the center of the screen would do it.
I don't guess I've had an issue adjusting my grip just a little bit to go back in Safari.

Adjusting my grip to hit the numbers makes me feel like I'm going to drop the phone though.

A one handed keyboard will help a little bit!
 

LostSoul80

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Nothing can beat my ability to use one hand to access every single function of my 4 inch phone.
If I want, I have no issues using two hands too. But I rather much like to just browse things with one hand, while having the other one free, or grabbing something else.
 

Rufuss Sewell

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Nothing can beat my ability to use one hand to access every single function of my 4 inch phone.
If I want, I have no issues using two hands too. But I rather much like to just browse things with one hand, while having the other one free, or grabbing something else.
It seems like the 4.7" would be fine one handed too... if that's your priority.

For me I do like one handed use, but the huge scrern morethan makes up for it in other ways.
 

LostSoul80

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It seems like the 4.7" would be fine one handed too... if that's your priority.

For me I do like one handed use, but the huge scrern morethan makes up for it in other ways.
To each his own. I can't comfortably use iPhone 6 one handed, at all.
I have a good sight, and never watch movies on my phone. I couldn't care less about having a bigger screen. I much prefer usability. :)
 

andyp350

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I'm fine with one handed use, I'm actually left handed which is probably better for keyboard use as I can reach the number button easier.

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My issue is with back page in Safari. Swiping from the left side is also difficult. I wish just a left to right swipe from the center of the screen would do it.
This is another thing that until I read this post I took for granted that I can do easily being a lefty!
 

BlueGoldAce

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I have zero problem using the phone one handed, and do so 90% of the time...often while walking. Maybe it is my hands, I don't know. Maybe I am just used to bigger phones, which I have used in the past.
 

Q-Dog

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I bought an iPhone 6+ and love it.

For the most part, I can use it one handed to do things like texting... with the exception of reaching Q, upper case, and the button to change to the number board...

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My real name starts with a "Q" so that's a dealbreaker for me. ;) And not using uppercase? The horror! Just use 2 hands you uncivilized barbarian! :D (or perhaps get a device more suitable to your needs?)
 

TJ82

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I can actually type again, fast. Even had a friend on wechat comment on how fast I was typing (usually I'm hopeless).

I type two handed, but because the screen's larger I'm making way less mistakes.
 

julesgold

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I use my 2 hands... Actually, I use my 2 hands on the 5s as well (when typing). I just type easier and faster with both of my hands
 

blwade

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I use 2 hands a large part of the time too...

Good to know that people are interested in upping their post count by posting irrelevant/unneeded/dumb posts that add nothing to the conversation.

I'm not complaining about the size - I love it.

I know there are people adjusting to the iPhone 6 plus and have learned different tricks to use it 1 handed.

I'm looking to see if others have overcome some obstacles with having a larger device. It is that simple.
 

MacGillicuddy

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Sep 8, 2014
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Gizmodo just reviews this app and said it's pretty good for one handed typing. http://AppStore.com/OneHandedKeyboard
 

SchuettS

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I bought an iPhone 6+ and love it.

For the most part, I can use it one handed to do things like texting... with the exception of reaching Q, upper case, and the button to change to the number board...

I can live without using one hand to use upper case and q (how often do I use that letter? Will just let auto correct catch it). But not being able to reach the numbers keyboard is kind of annoying - most annoying when I hit the emoticon or voice recoding keys trying to reach it)

Have others had this issue? Have you come up with a solution to resolve that?

I have started to use swiftkey some. This helps by putting some punctuation at the bottom by the return button. And it removes the voice recoding option (good and bad?). But still doesn't make it easy to pull up numbers and other symbols if needed.


In before "just use 2 hands" or other similar comments. Just want to know if other users have found a way to make this easier!
How small are your hands? I have medium sized hands and can reach about an inch passed Q with my thumb. My pinky is supporting the bottom of the phone with the rest of my fingers on the back. I only have problems reaching the top of the screen.
 

blwade

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How small are your hands? I have medium sized hands and can reach about an inch passed Q with my thumb. My pinky is supporting the bottom of the phone with the rest of my fingers on the back. I only have problems reaching the top of the screen.
My hands aren't tiny... my fingers are known to be shorter. I have trouble doing an 'M' in sign language ;)

I'm 6 ft tall. My 5 ft 2 inch wife's fingers are about as long as mine. (long fingers/toes run in her family).

I can hit the Q relatively easy using my right hand. But I do have to tilt the phone a little bit. This tilt when trying to hit the number button makes me almost drop the thing.

I have found I can text much easier one handed if I use my left hand. I don't have a problem texting left handed... but it does take a little adjustment to grab the phone in that hand when I need to do that!
 
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