tip for iphone 6 non-experts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heycal, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. heycal macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing that about 90% of you iphone 6 folks in this forum already know this, but for the 10% who may not, I throw this out there:

    On the iphone 6, it can be hard to reach the upper corner function keys. As a left handed user, for instance, my thumb can't quite comfortably get to the upper left corner to hit the 'back' button in various apps and settings. This is one of the things I feared about getting this phone.

    But once I got the phone I realized I don't have to reach up there most of the time. I just swipe the screen to the right and it takes me where that back key would have taken me.

    Voila! No more awkward stretches.
     
  2. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    You can do that on any of the iPhone's with IOS7 or later (although it is particularly useful on the 6 as you say).

    Are you also familiar with reachibility? You double tap (not double click) the home button and the screen will come down temporarily enabling you to reach the top buttons. Think this one only works with the 6 and 6+ plus happy to be corrected on that one.
     
  3. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard of reachability, but can't get it work for some reason. Double tap does nothing, while double click brings recent contacts and open apps into view. Am I doing something wrong? EDIT: Got it now. It needed to be enabled.

    I'll enable it and see if I actually use it. I had put my least used apps on the top rows.
     
  4. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    I only use it now and again when I'm feeling particularly lazy and can't be bothered to stretch my fingers. But there's no harm in having it enabled I suppose. You then always have the option.
     
  5. heycal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the reason I didn't was because I didn't want it happening accidentally.
     

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