Reachability??

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  1. Renho macrumors 68000

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    I still can’t find out how reachibilty will be accessed on the X. Can someone tell me. Double tap the screen or what??

    On a side note, the new way to screenshot is much easier than before..
     
  2. mdlyen macrumors member

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    It's gone. RIP
     
  3. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ****, I was afraid of that! That’s stupid when they make the screen size bigger!!!
     
  4. mcdj macrumors G3

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    source?
     
  5. iScone macrumors 6502

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    Since I read it's gone I've been paying more attention to how often I use it, even on my 7. I use it a lot. This will be sorely missed for the X.
     
  6. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, It’s likely gone unless they allowing us to double tap the bottom swipe hinge.
     
  7. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    I often forget I even have that feature on my iPhone 7 Plus...
     
  8. chabig macrumors 603

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    The iphone X is quite a bit smaller than the iPhone Plus models. Reachability was probably considered not necessary, especially since the control that was used to activate it no longer exists.
     
  9. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    I watched a vid by MKBHD where he talks about the screen size and I worry about that too. Especially since control center and Notification Center are access on the top of the screen now. He basically said that he has big hands and even then it's tough.

    I know I don't use the feature that often, but when I do, I'm very happy it's there.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If somebody is using the iPhone Plus one handed, reachability was always something that was useful. If you're using the iPhone with two hands, Reachability wasn't much of an issue or needed in that way.
     
  11. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But it’s not, the screen size is bigger then any screen they have had. So to not offer on there biggest screen is kind of BS..
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    I have been running iOS 11 for the last couple months and the one handed keyboard is softening the blow for no reachability. I still think they have to bring it back for next year and the 6.3 Xs
     
  12. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Same here. I had to turn it off because I was accidentally activating it all the time when I first got my 6+. Totally forgot it even existed.
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    As someone who used my 6+ and 6s+ with two hands, yeah, that definitely coincides with my usage. I forgot it existed cuz I always use my phone with two hands.
     
  13. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess it only really mattered while driving. Lol
     
  14. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    The only thing I do while driving, (annoys the crap out of my wife), is voice to text while it sits on my lap. lol.
     
  15. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh man you need to get the magnetic car mount. Been using that for a couple years now. Never sit in ur lap again!
     
  16. pat500000 Suspended

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    Is x's screeen big enough that it requires reach ability?
     
  17. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    I would always forget about it with my 6s Plus...until it would annoy me because I triggered it by mistake.

    That's why I turned it off.
     
  18. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It’s bigger then the + size screen. It’s the biggest screen they have ever had! Heck yes
     
  19. pat500000 Suspended

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    Then......shucks.
     
  20. Renho thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But there will be no bezels which takes up space in ur hand. So maybe it won’t be that bad after all!
     
  21. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    Yea, disappointed with this and wish they had found an option to include it.
     
  22. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    I'll sit on your lap and tell you whatever you want to know for free. :)
     
  23. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    LOL, I have a feeling my wife won't approve of that either. :p
     
  24. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    It's not about the size of the screen, but the size of the actual device, and the X is smaller than the Plus phones.

    That being said, it is still larger than the 6/6s/7/8, and those phones feature reachability. Apple wasn't kidding back when they went on about how the 4" phones were designed based on the area that most people can reach easily with their thumb. Reaching the top corners of any larger phones one-handed requires most people to adjust their grip awkwardly.
     

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