Reachability Question

daudi81

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Oct 26, 2013
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I like reachability a lot, however it has one quirk I cannot figure out. The screen always resorts back to normal size after I do a selection. Why does it do that and how do I turn that off?

I tap reachability for a reason: I need to access parts of the screen I cannot reach with one hand. Why does iOS assume that I've grown longer fingers the second I make a selection and revert back to normal size? Anyone find this annoying and is there a work around to this that I'm not seeing?
 

chabig

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There is no workaround. How could Apple implement it any other way? There are things at the bottom of the screen too, and you might need to reach those controls.
 

sunking101

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Never use it. I just switch my grip or employ my other hand.
The 6+ is tricky for one handed use though and it isn't possible to do anything but the simplest tasks without using both hands.
 

joeblow7777

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I think it's meant for just quickly reaching something at the top of the screen. If it remained like that you'd lose access to the bottom of the screen. If you're continuously working at the top of the screen, it makes more sense just to adjust your grip.
 

jamesdmc

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I think it's meant for just quickly reaching something at the top of the screen. If it remained like that you'd lose access to the bottom of the screen. If you're continuously working at the top of the screen, it makes more sense just to adjust your grip.
or rearrange your icons.
 

daudi81

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Oct 26, 2013
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Darn, ok. I wish there was at least an option in settings to make it stick, and maybe another double tap to restore full screen. Most of the apps I use have most of what I need at the top, so it would be useful to at least have the option to make it stick. Oh well. Thanks for the responses.