1. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    Dropped it accidentally almost, let me see, 5 times! And I just bought it for 3 weeks.
    Am I so used to iPhone 5s? I'm actually thinking about taking 5s out again and leave the 6 Plus in the drawer instead.
    I don't have big hands. Most of the time I can't use 6 plus with a single hand.
    But it's just so inconvenient that when you are using the phone, no hand is left to do anything else!
    And every time I used it with one hand I'm risking dropping it. And I did drop it!
    Are you guys' hands big enough to hold 6, I mean, while using it with one hand?
    Any advice to hold it in a better way?
    BTW, will 6s be smaller? Really looking forward to that!

    Guys, thank you for your ideas! I just did some research and collected some wonderful tips inluding yours here to avoid dropping your big iPhone 6 & plus! (PS: You can also visit my new thread here to see if any new idea will come out in its comments: http://forums.imore.com/iphone-6/328...-6-6-plus.html)

    1. An easy to grip case
    2. A bumper, technically still a case but may look more natural?
    Both the solutions are to add more friction between your hands and phone to decrease the slipping and dropping probability. But the problem is a lot of people would rather risk dropping their naked phones than dress them up with ugly “clothes". These users are obsessed with the natural appearance and the original touch experience. I’m unfortunately one of them. So I did some “deep research” for better solutions and here’s what I found really interesting:

    3. A thumb extender. LOL

    This stuff is more like a joke. Even though the Japanese girl is cute I won’t buy a plastic thumb. LOL. Anyway it makes me realize most of the times when I drop my phone, I was actually stretching my finger or adjusting my grip to touch some place far away on the screen. (Reachability is a good solution but still not that convenient and I just keep forgetting this new function) It’s the improper way we cooperate with iPhone that increases the risk of dropping. In this context, I found a cool invention in solution 4.

    4. A “Halo Back”—the smart screen protector.

    It’s a total new product on Kickstarter that adds an invisible smart back button on the screen protector. I’m sure “Halo Back” won’t solve all these finger-stretching problems but it does solve the “back” problem in the right way. Swiping from left end to right can also go back but I can’t balance my phone in my hand every time I swipe. An easy tap on Halo Back would be much more convenient and also safer. It’s a cool stuff for me and I just backed it as an early bird!

    5. A Bunker Ring-the "ring" to hold the phone.

    The “ring" attaches to the rear of your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and slips through your finger when you're holding iphone. Seems cool and innovative. But I’m afraid it’ll hurt user’s finger after long-time use, not to mention it could even cause unexpected danger. I personally don’t recommend long-term use but it’s worth a try! I’m looking into the ways to get it.

    6. A big change of ios.

    Apple’s good at creating new things. As I’m not the only one complaining about the user experience here and there, Apple could probably consider making an operation system with big changes for bigger phones. I’m looking forward to that!

    So what do you guys think about all these solutions? It’s really interesting to share my opinions here and I’m still waiting for some better ones from you! Above all, I hope it could last longer before I drop my 6 again. LOL.
    Last edited by DavidCalvin; 05-17-2015 at 01:13 PM.
    05-16-2015 12:09 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The 6+ was too big for my taste... So I did a return/exchange for a 6... And I'm fine with it. The 5 now seems too small for my taste.
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    05-16-2015 12:42 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Honestly, how can any of us answer that? I'd like to think you are more than capable of adjusting your grip to hold whatever is in your hand(s). If it's a slippery issue with the iPhone 6 Plus then put an easy to grip case on it.
    kch50428 likes this.
    05-16-2015 12:44 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The 6 and 6 Plus are pretty slippery without a case.
    05-16-2015 01:20 PM
  5. daddyd302's Avatar
    Get a slim case or bumper.
    05-16-2015 01:59 PM
  6. jburke82's Avatar
    It's fine one handed for me. But I had the 6+ for like two days and returned it for the 6.
    05-16-2015 04:50 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't do much one handed use. Not even with my IP 4. A little but not much. I'm a 2 handed kind of person.
    05-16-2015 05:06 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are slippery without a case. Give it a try with a case that has some grip to it.
    05-16-2015 05:21 PM
  9. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    The 6+ was too big for my taste... So I did a return/exchange for a 6... And I'm fine with it. The 5 now seems too small for my taste.
    Guess your hands are big enough. But for me there are a lot of moments when I'm not comfortable using it with one hand.
    Maybe I should have some surgery to elongate my thumb. LOL.
    05-17-2015 12:37 AM
  10. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    I don't do much one handed use. Not even with my IP 4. A little but not much. I'm a 2 handed kind of person.
    Wow it's good that you are used to 2-hands using.
    I think I'm too used to one-hand using 5s. You know, take it out from my pocket with thumb on home button (during this short time the phone is unlocked by Touch ID automatically), and reply to some message with one hand and then lock the phone and put it back to the pocket.
    With iPhone 6 I can't easily do that. Anyway, still looking for some solutions or just wait till I get used to 2-hands using.
    05-17-2015 01:28 AM
  11. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    The 6 and 6 Plus are pretty slippery without a case.
    True! Especially when my hand is dry!
    05-17-2015 01:29 AM
  12. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    Get a slim case or bumper.
    Thank you! Would be a good solution. Looking into some cases right now.
    05-17-2015 09:26 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I use my 6Plus without a case. I just have a screen protector on he back which provides just enough grip to be tacky to my fingers. I've adapted to using it one handed a lot of the time and is say I have average sized female hands. Sometime if I want a bit more protection I use the Apple leather case.
    05-17-2015 10:08 AM
  14. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    e back which provides just enough grip to be tacky to my fingers. I've adapted to using it one handed a lot of the time and is say I have average sized female hands. Sometime if I want a bit more protection I use the Apple leather case.
    Cool! I think a good screen protector does help! I'm now actually looking into some! Thank you for your suggestion!
    05-17-2015 10:47 AM
  15. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    Oh guys I've done some research and found some tips to avoid dropping the big phone. Coming soon!
    05-17-2015 10:51 AM
  16. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    Get a slim case or bumper.
    I use my 6Plus without a case. I just have a screen protector on he back which provides just enough grip to be tacky to my fingers. I've adapted to using it one handed a lot of the time and is say I have average sized female hands. Sometime if I want a bit more protection I use the Apple leather case.
    I just added some interesting solutions in my first post above. Check it out!
    05-17-2015 01:08 PM
  17. trparky's Avatar
    I don't have a problem using the phone. I hold the phone with one hand and use the other hand to operate the phone. I've been using it this way for so long that I'm used to using it that way.


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    05-17-2015 04:10 PM
  18. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    I don't have a problem using the phone. I hold the phone with one hand and use the other hand to operate the phone. I've been using it this way for so long that I'm used to using it that way.


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    That's really Good for you! I hope I can get used to two hands using soon! I also heard ios 9 is about to make some big change. Cool!
    05-17-2015 09:53 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Why did you make the same thread twice?
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    05-17-2015 11:50 PM
  20. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    I thought these could be two different topics... Anyway the second one just disappeared...
    05-18-2015 01:01 AM
  21. DavidCalvin's Avatar
    And to answer your question about why dropping issue is connected with ios versions. For example, if I want to go back with one hand, I have to stretch to touch the back button or swipe from the left end to right. It’s OK with 5s but not with 6 or plus. I have to adjust my grip to do those actions, which increase the dropping probability. With two hands everything is fine but we can’t avoid one hand using situations.
    So if iOS makes some changes for these situations such as: an intensive swipe of short distance in the middle of the screen and you can go back. Much more convenient and safer, right? But before that happens, I think I will use Halo Back which I mentioned above.
    What do you think? Hope it makes sense.
    05-18-2015 02:06 AM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 is thin and it is slippery. I got a case and no problems.
    Phones are big now.
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    Last edited by qbnkelt; 05-18-2015 at 07:40 AM.
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    05-18-2015 06:52 AM
  23. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    I never used my 6 one-handed when I had it. My hands are on the smaller side, but I always made sure to have a case on my device so if I did drop it, my phone was protected.

    Now I have the 6 plus and I never even attempt to use this one handed other than if I am scrolling through a news article or something. The 5s is now way too small for my taste.


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    05-18-2015 10:23 AM
  24. ela1n3ko's Avatar
    The phone is definitely big so I cannot text with just one hand. Obviously it is best for you to use both hands when texting so that you do not risk dropping your phone. Get a case too!
    05-18-2015 06:12 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    And to answer your question about why dropping issue is connected with ios versions. For example, if I want to go back with one hand, I have to stretch to touch the back button or swipe from the left end to right. Its OK with 5s but not with 6 or plus. I have to adjust my grip to do those actions, which increase the dropping probability. With two hands everything is fine but we cant avoid one hand using situations.
    So if iOS makes some changes for these situations such as: an intensive swipe of short distance in the middle of the screen and you can go back. Much more convenient and safer, right? But before that happens, I think I will use Halo Back which I mentioned above.
    What do you think? Hope it makes sense.
    Unless you have tiny hands, reaching across the screen shouldn't be a problem as it sits right now...and they added the reachability feature for those who want to continue their one handed use in terms of reaching the top of the screen.

    The rest of the stuff you listed up there is just gimmicky junk in my opinion outside of the first one about the case (which is something most people have anyways).
    05-18-2015 06:51 PM
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