iPhone X Reachability Missing?

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  1. Ste84, Nov 3, 2017
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    Ste84 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Evening all

    First day with my iPhone X and I’m loving it. However one feature I didn’t realise I would miss and didn’t think I used often but must have is reachability

    Anyone else finding this?
    Anything you guys miss from your older iPhones
  2. Daley347 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2017
    Settings > General > Accessibility.

    Toggle it on and swipe down over the Home bar.
  3. Ste84 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Cheers!! Thanks so much

    Gotta update to 11.1 - no complaints at all from me once reachability works
  4. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    Reachability is nowhere to be found in my General Settings
  5. nrvna76 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2010
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    yup that's where I'm looking. NOTHING
  7. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    What's beneath 'Face ID & Attention' in that menu?
  8. Chacocliff macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2014
    You have to update to 11.1 to access it. It is a little bit trickier to enable than before, but I’m starting to get the hang of it.
  9. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
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    Phone is nice. Screen is great. But these new gestures are a mess.
  10. audirs5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    It works like **** unless that input section is there.. But other than that, thsi phone is forcing you to make exact movements or else nothing happens.
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    Seriously.. I just tried 10 times to get reachability, and only worked 1x.. not sure wtf is going on..
  11. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003

    The problem is the area needed to execute these effectively are both very narrow and blind (unmarked).
  12. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    I’ve been able to access it from higher than the actual bar. You don’t have to be super precise.

    OP you might need to update.

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  13. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Have to agree with you. The placement of the control center access is just stupid. Reachabiltiy rarely works. They better figure out some better options for folks or let the third party brainiacs do it!
  14. karmamule macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2008
    Waltham, MA
    It was the hardest of the new gestures for me to master, but after a couple minutes of trial and error practice I can do it pretty consistently now.

    I found the key for me was to touch near the bar, and hold there briefly (like half a second or so) before dragging down.
  15. nrvna76 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2010
    All I can say is that on 11.1 it is there. I just enabled it and tried it a bunch of times. Didn’t work once out of about 15 so for me it seems pretty intuitive and easy to use. Not sure I need it but it’s an option.

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