Switching from iPhone 5 -> 7

l3oom

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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?
 

Relentless Power

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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?
It certainly have a learning curve. But over time, you will appreciate the size and added features.
 

HEK

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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.
 

Booji

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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.
 

newellj

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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?
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.
 

andyp350

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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!
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The reachability feature helps a lot, though I haven't quite gotten used to how it activates on the 7.
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?
 

Prabas

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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.
 

andreamaym

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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.
 

HEK

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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.
You might want to give this a try. Spiegen

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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.
 

andyp350

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You might want to give this a try. Spiegen

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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.
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
 

newellj

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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!
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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?
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.
 
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joeblow7777

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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.