1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    Everyone knows you can tap twice in quick succession on your home button to engage the iPhone's Reachability function right? This handy little feature lets you quickly access the top half of whatever is on your screen. It bring down the top one half of your screen to the bottom for easy thumb and finger presses. With the "plus" models 6 on up this feature is VERY useful! Works on the regular iPhone too!
    toddshillington and Danny8200 like this.
    05-03-2017 09:51 AM
  2. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I use it all the time. It's become second nature to double tap to reach an icon or select something on screen. I didn't use it much when it was first added, but once I started remembering it was there, I use it all the time.
    pkcable and Not Quite Right like this.
    05-03-2017 09:53 AM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I find it more annoying than anything, especially if I accidentally activate it. Maybe I should try fitting it into my usage again.
    pkcable and TheRandomDealio like this.
    05-03-2017 10:11 AM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    I find it more annoying than anything, especially if I accidentally activate it. Maybe I should try fitting it into my usage again.
    LOL I sorta had that happen when I discovered it. I triggered it by accident and I was like "WTF!!!!!" I had no idea what I had just done and I think I ended up restarting my device to fix it, wasn't till after I did research and found out about the feature that I learned to use it and love it, AND how to quickly turn it back to regular view. (double tap again)
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    05-03-2017 10:24 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    LOL I sorta had that happen when I discovered it. I triggered it by accident and I was like "WTF!!!!!" I had no idea what I had just done and I think I ended up restarting my device to fix it, wasn't till after I did research and found out about the feature that I learned to use it and love it, AND how to quickly turn it back to regular view. (double tap again)
    Yeah that was issue, I would accidentally activate it then be upset about and not think to try double tapping again ha ha. I'll give it a fair shake for the next few days or so.
    05-03-2017 10:29 AM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    i know its there, i could see WHY its useful but find it annoying.
    TheRandomDealio likes this.
    05-03-2017 10:45 AM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Yeah, quite often! It helps with one hand usability
    05-03-2017 11:08 AM
  8. anon(10101748)'s Avatar
    I used it with 6s but feels a bit different on the 7.
    05-03-2017 11:15 AM
  9. rdstryr's Avatar
    05-03-2017 11:48 AM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    All. The. Time. Easily my favorite feature on the device.
    05-03-2017 12:16 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use 2 hands most of the time. So I've kept it off.
    05-03-2017 02:31 PM
  12. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I don't really use it on my 6s, but can see that it would be helpful on the plus size phones! And yes, like others, the first time I inadvertently did this, I panicked and did restarted my phone! I have to confess that I was trying to access this, but was double "Pressing" rather than double "tapping". It's amazing what a difference a word makes! LOL!!! Again, this is a good example of another one of my "pebcak" errors. LOL!
    pkcable likes this.
    05-03-2017 02:44 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    If only I knew I wouldn't have ordered a Thumb Stretcher from Amazon. lol


    My girl uses it on her 7plus once in a while
    05-03-2017 02:56 PM
  14. ItnStln's Avatar
    It's one of the first things I turn off. I didn't know about it when I had my iPhone 6 and figured it was a glitch until I asked one of my coworkers.
    05-03-2017 03:36 PM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I find I'm using it more than I thought I would.
    05-03-2017 05:30 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    I use 2 hands most of the time. So I've kept it off.
    Does keeping it on drain battery? Or is it just annoying cause you active accidentally?
    05-03-2017 08:13 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    I use it quite often when I operate my iPhone 7 Plus with just one hand or even sometimes with 2 hands when I'm too laze to move my one hand to the top while holding it with the other.

    And no, I don't think Reachability requires much from the battery.
    05-03-2017 08:30 PM
  18. mumfoau's Avatar
    I use it from time to time. Should probably use it more than I do honestly.
    05-03-2017 08:42 PM
  19. afctee's Avatar
    I keep forgetting to use that option...
    05-03-2017 09:20 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    05-03-2017 09:35 PM
  21. ksassy's Avatar
    I forget it's there until I accidentally active it and then it's annoying to me. Should probably try using it more.
    05-03-2017 09:41 PM
  22. Cladster's Avatar
    Yes
    05-03-2017 09:53 PM
  23. MizWylie's Avatar
    Yes, old tiny hands has to use it to reach way up high. Just like standing on a countertop when you're short
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    05-03-2017 10:20 PM
  24. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I use it quite a bit when I'm forced to use my phone with one hand. Very useful feature.
    05-04-2017 07:51 PM
  25. LillyISabelle's Avatar
    Nope I actually have it disabled as it gets in the way. I just shimmy the phone to what I need to get at
    TheRandomDealio likes this.
    05-04-2017 08:42 PM
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