Screen split? What's is for?

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  1. Kindleflash macrumors newbie

    Kindleflash

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    I recently got my new iPhone 7+ and I am loving it. But I have encountered this thing that I don't know what's it's used for and so it annoys me to no end.

    When ever I double tap my home button everything in my screen with shift downward and it will just display my home screen background?

    If anyone knows what this is, or knows how to use it. I would love to find out.

    - Photo attached of what I mean.

    Thanks
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    Edit - it's not a double click more of tap lightly.
     

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  2. Ajaredic macrumors regular

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    It's called "reacheability", if you want to use it one handed and can't reach something from the top.
     
  3. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    You can disable it if you don't like it.

    Settings - General - Accessibility - Reachability.
     
  4. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ What they said. It's been around since the 6 Plus. It's one of those things that a lot of podcasters took the pee out of Apple for at the time, saying it proves they shouldn't have done a gigantaphone.
     
  5. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    lol question of the day. Its so you can reach certain buttons at the top easier
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Welcome OP to 2015 since this is an iOS 9 feature and works fantastically for one handed operation.
     
  7. Cobold macrumors member

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    2014, iOS8. Introduced with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yea, sooooo long ago I forgot.:eek::D
     
  9. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, most people probably forget until they accidentally double tap the home button and go "oh FFS, not again!!!!"
     
  10. Kindleflash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all,

    I have only just upgraded from the 5 to the 7+ so it has been anyone me quite a bit, and I will definitely be disabling it.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  11. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    It also let you pull down notifications centre more easily with one hand.
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    Not me. Using it everyday.
     
  12. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Hence 'most' not 'everyone' ;)

    I never use it, intentionally anyway. I've not got particularly big hands but I find reachability just plain weird. I just keep forgetting to disable it.
     
  13. mrex macrumors 68020

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    It just doesnt work atleast for me - i cant imagine how anyone can use it either. For example if you use Flipboard - it doesnt work at all with the app. Any app using the same ui and touch controls fail to work with the function. Other apps - scroll scroll scroll and scroll more. Not for me.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Probably because it works for others and they can use it to reach things one handed at the top in an easier manner when/if needed.
     
  15. mrex macrumors 68020

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    I edited an example... yes i know you can scroll apps up and down, but scrolling photos etc is ackward. I cant imagine using it anything else than to plain text.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not quite sure it's necessarily always useful in all different apps, but certainly in various ones where some controls might be on top to use those controls, or to have an easier time getting to Notification Center, or to reach some app icons or folders at the top of one of the home screens, etc.
     

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