Switching from iPhone 5 -> 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by l3oom, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. l3oom macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2016
    Did anyone else have a bit of adjustment when switching from the 5 to the 7 (or 6/6S). I seem to be having a hard transition based on the size and having smaller hands. Anyone else have the same situation? Will I eventually adjust to the bigger phone?
  2. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Yes you will. And when you pick up the 5, you will wonder how you ever used it.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It certainly have a learning curve. But over time, you will appreciate the size and added features.
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    My iPhone 6s plus screen feels tiny after using mi max
  5. pdxmatts macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    If you can't adjust to it during your 14 day return period, you should consider the SE.
  6. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    Took me about two weeks. Now I could never go back to smaller. Went from 5s to 6 Plus, to 6s Plus, and now 7 Plus. I admit there are times having a smaller phone would be nice for storage/pocketing. But for use, even one handed, the Plus is a must for me now. I did need an Apple leather case to keep 6 Plus and 6s Plus from slipping. Gonna try the 7 Plus JB naked as it is less slippery.
  7. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    I went from a 5 to a 6+. Originally I had the same concerns. Took about a week to get used to managing the size, but now I'm hooked on the large form factor and upgraded to a 7+. There is so much more that you can with the larger size you won't know how you did without it.
  8. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    You will probably always feel like the 7 is a little big, but I think you may appreciate the additional screen size and the bigger keyboard. I really loved how you could use the 4 with one hand, and the 5 series was almost as good. When the six came out I replaced my 5 with a carrier upgrade. I soon found I liked the 6 so much that I replaced other phone, a 5S, at full price on my own dime.

    The reachability feature helps a lot, though I haven't quite gotten used to how it activates on the 7.
  9. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    I have a friend with very small hands, who never really adjusted to the size of the 6 and she upgraded to the SE as soon as it came out. Hopefully you'll get on with yours better!
    --- Post Merged, Oct 9, 2016 ---
    Rechability works in exactly the same way on the 7 as it does on the 6/6S. It's activated by double touching but not pushing the home button. Therefore its no different that it's not a real button as you're only touching it anyway, unless I'm missing something?
  10. Prabas macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2010
    Adjusting to new screen is easy, whether you go up or down a size. The main issue is if holding your phone is uncomfortable. I've sold my iPhone 6S Plus and I've been using my old iPhone 5 for 2 weeks while waiting for iPhone 7 delivery and I got used to the screen's size.

    If you can't comfortably use your phone with one hand (mainly type on a keyboard), you may have a hard time. Whenever I tried typing on my 6S Plus it felt uncomfortable as I could barely reach the other side of the screen with my thumb I always had to use two hands to type.
  11. andreamaym macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Toronto, ON
    I went from a 5s to a 7 and there was a small adjustment period but it didn't last very long. I love the larger screen and could neve go back to a 5 or SE. I still think the Plus models would be too large for me but I can understand the appeal.
  12. HEK Suspended


    Sep 24, 2013
    You might want to give this a try. Spiegen


    My brother made his own from duct tape for back of his Galaxie.

    I don't have large hands but as long as I have apple's leather case on my 6s Plus I can use it one handed. Toughest reach is stretching to left side of keyboard to hit numerals key. Otherwise texting one hand has become natural. I have not tried using a finger ring yet as I keep phone in shirt pocket and need it slim.
  13. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    I think if you need something like that to use the Plus comfortably then you have the wrong phone.
    I have fairly large hands and can easily operate the Plus one handed (all functions) so the size isn't an issue for me when it comes to one handed use. If it was I'd probably have the regular 7
  14. newellj, Oct 9, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016

    newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    I understand that in theory, but the actual touch required is different. On the 7 I need to give it more positive taps than on the 6.
  15. x34 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    yes, should be no prob. you will adjust to any of the iphone sizes, dont worry!
  16. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    My sis with her ip5 spent the weekend here in NY and once again I am struck by how "right" the 4" phone is...
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I remember going from a 5s to a 6. By the second day a 4" screen felt too small and there was no going back for me.

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