The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a lot bigger than what many iPhone owners are used to. A big concern for many is one-handed use, particularly with the iPhone 6 Plus. This is why Apple created a new feature called Reachability, which while it may not be a solution for everyone, it does make one-handed use a little less painful.
What is Reachability?
Reachability is available to you no matter what app you're in or what you're doing on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. It is meant to help you reach buttons and objects on the screen that may be too far for your thumb to reach otherwise. For many folks, this will be top navigation buttons while using the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus one-handed.
How to use Reachability on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Double tap, not press, the Home button when you're on a screen you'd like to use Reachability with.
The screen will lower in order to allow you to reach buttons and objects towards the top.
When you'd like to screen to return to normal, either tap the Home button twice again — or Reachability will reset itself after a few seconds if you don't touch anything.
That's it! Whenever you'd like to use Reachability again, just follow the same process. If you've already been using Reachability, how has it been working for you? Do you feel like it helps with one-handed use, particularly for iPhone 6 Plus owners? Do you still feel awkward using it one handed or does Reachability ease the transition to a larger device?