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Big phones are all well and good, but they do come with some trade-offs. Mainly, decreased finger travel with one-handed phone use.
Most people will find Apple’s iPhone 6 relatively comfortable in that regard. However, the iPhone 6 Plus can leave a lot to be desired.
Thankfully, Apple has taken a page from Samsung’s “One-handed Operation” mode with Reachability. This option, enabled by a double-tap to the home button, will lower the content of the screen into reach of your thumb.
It’s a quick solution that can come in handy.
How to use
Reachability is on by default. To enable it, double-tap (not click) on the home button.
How to disable
If for some reason you find Reachability irritating, it’s easy enough to disable. Go to Settings, then General, then Accessibility. Scroll down to the very bottom where you’ll find Reachability’s ON and OFF toggle under Interaction.
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