How to Fix Reachability that not working on iPhone [XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6]

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Here’s the fixes on use Half screen or Reachability on your iPhone XS max, iPhone XS or iPhone XR that has no home button or Home button iPhone.

Reachability is quite a good function to use our iPhone conveniently. It enables us to bring the screen in the middle so that you can access the upper features quickly. This function needs to be activated from the settings and then only you can use it. It is effortless to use the half screen on iPhone just press the Home button twice. Since iPhone X and later models don’t have a Home button, you have to swipe down the window screen to use this function.


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But some users have reported that Reachability is not working after iOS update in iPhone. What to do when half-screen stops working suddenly? No need to worry, there are a few potential solutions we have tried and got positive results we would like to share with you. Read on to fix Reachability not working on iPhone.

Alongside, make sure you are using Reachability correctly, otherwise, learn how to use Reachability in iOS 13 on iPhone XR/XS Max.

Identify the problem of Reachability not working on iPhone and Fix it

Reachability that not working on iPhone
Reachability that not working on iPhone

Solution 1: Turn on the Reachability/Half Screen

To use reachability in your iPhone, you need to enable it. Before trying to troubleshoot to fix reachability not working in iPhone XS Max/XS/XR or any other iPhone model, you should visit Settings app and check if you have enabled the Reachability in your device.

Here’s how to enable reachability in iPhone,

Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.

Step #2: Tap “Accessibility”.

Step #3: Select “Touch”.

Step #4: There you will see the option “Reachability”, enable it.

Accessibility not working on iPhone
Accessibility not working on iPhone

Solution 2: Disable/Enable Reachability

If the Reachability was enabled before, then you must try to disable and then enable the Reachability to resume its functionality. Sometimes it happens Reachability stopped working suddenly but trying simple solutions we can fix the Reachability not working on iPhone iOS 13.

Step #1: Launch “Settings” app.

Step #2: Select “Accessibility” and tap “Touch”.

Step #3: Disable “Reachability”.

Now restart the device and follow the same above steps to enable Reachability.

Solution 3: Apply the correct way to use Reachability With no Home button or using the Home button

No Home Button iPhone: Swipe down on the bottom edge of the screen to bring the top into reach. Swipe your Finger down at the bottom of the screen near to bottom bar of your iPhone.

Video Tutorial for iOS 13,

Video Tutorial for iOS 12 or earlier,

With Home button iPhone: Touch your Finger Two time, don’t press two times. It’s your mistakes if you are doing this.

Solution 4: Force Restart iPhone

Still, Reachability is not working on iPhone iOS 13/iOS 12? Did reachability stop working after iOS update? If this issue is minor, then we can fix it by simple force restart. Let’s try this too,

For iPhone 6s and earlier

Step #1: Press and hold the Home button and Power button together until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7 and 7Plus

Step #1: Press and hold the Side button and Volume down button and release when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 8 or later

Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

Step #2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

Step #3: Next, Press and Hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution 5: Check Home button

iPhone 8 Plus and earlier models have a Home button, which can be a possible reason why Reachability is not working on the iPhone. The Home button is damaged, or any physical problem arises then also Reachability won’t work because to access Reachability you need to press the Home button twice.  So check the Home button of your iPhone and if it is not responding then contact Apple Support.

Solution 6: Screen Unresponsive

iPhone X and later models do not possess Home button, but still, Reachability is not working then other reason behind this can be an unresponsive screen of iPhone. To use Reachability in iPhone X or later models, you have to swipe down the screen from the top. If your iPhone’s screen is unresponsive, then try to fix this using our troubleshooting guide.

Follow the Steps Given above, Quickly Use any option at any corner of the screen with your tiny hands. Hope this tutorial is helping out to enter or Exit Reachability mode or half screen mode on iPhone.

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