How to Use Reachability on iPhone 15, 14 (Any) in iOS 17.4.1

Reachability is a great feature to use with Plus Sized iPhones, it gives quick access to any corner of the iPhone, learn how to use it.

There are many bigger screen Phone users are bothered by several problems like awkwardness to keep on hand and use it with two hands, a bit part stays out while putting into the pocket, and while they are working with bigger screen phone at the time feeling fear regarding phone dropping on the ground. Besides, we are using a phone with one hand at a time to reach on top side apps icon it’s really a bit privation.

Luckily to get rid of this issue, we will show you one of the best features which are known as the Reachability gesture. So if you have iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 Plus, then follow the as usual old method to enable Reachability, follow this blog post. So, do you want to lower the top half of the screen? Then, we are here with an important topic how to Use Reachability on iPhone.

iPhone’s Double tap feature Reachability is, of course, a boon for larger screen iPhone users like iPhone Pro Max and Plus Series users. Let’s look the following guide and know about Turn Reachability.

Guide to Use Reachability on iPhone – Single Hand Operating Mode

To turn your bigger screen iPhone into one hand operate (Reachability) mode. You will have to need to activate Reachability first and then think of a one-handed operating mode to use.

Activate Reachability on iPhone

Reachability allows you to use your huge iPhone with one hand, all you have to do is Enable half screen on iPhone. For the first time, it feels awkward and you will face difficulties while using an iPhone in half screen mode. But, don’t worry in the meantime, you will learn how to use reachability on iPhone. Enable Reachability with the following guide,

  1. Navigate to the Settings app on Your iPhone.
  2. Locate and tap Accessibility.
  3. Go to the Touch.
  4. Toggle On toggle next to Reachability.
  5. Green means activate and Gray toggle means disabled reachability gesture.

Steps to Enable/ Activate Reachability On iPhone: iOS 12 and Earlier users

Step #1. To Activate Reachability, Go to the Settings App on your iPhone Home Screen.

Step #2. Tap on General.

Step #3. Next UP, Hit on Accessibility.

Enable/ Turn ON Reachability On iPhone 7 Plus

Step #4. Scroll down the screen and Turn Reachability ON.

Disable or Turn Off Reachability on iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10

Now, To see the effect or use One-handed activation on iPhone, just double-tap on the Home button. So reachability does work to bring the top of the screen into reach. So in a small portion, you could easily tap on app’s icon and much more. So enjoyed one-handed mode on a larger screen phone.

Keep in mind: Please don’t twice Press the Home button. Otherwise, that will let you on a multitasking screen at you can see all running apps on your iPhone.

Its a good attribute, even though, some non-techie users say my iPhone 7 (Plus)/ iPhone 8 (Plus) screen often dropping down. They are feeling this to be a bit of a software glitch. But no man, it’s Activate Reachability on your iPhone. If you no longer want to enable One hand Operate mode, then follow the below way to disable that.

As per Apple policy: iOS Reachability doesn’t work with iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S. Just it works with 4.7’’ and 5.5’’ iPhone models.

A surprising question also in the user’s mind and that is the iPhone X has no Home button. So Reachability support for iPhone X. Still, we’ve no idea; we’ll update soon.

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Disable Reachability on iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 13

Turning off half screen mode in iOS 13 is as simple as activating it. Follow the procedure and disable Reachability in iOS 13.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Choose Accessibility.
  • Tap Touch.
  • Disable Reachability.

Way to Disable Reachability on iPhone 8 (Plus)/ iPhone 7 Plus/ iPhone 7 in iOS 12

Step #. Go to the SettingsGeneralAccessibility → Turn Reachability OFF.

After disabling that, reachability’s short command double tap on home button not working. Okay, thanks for following us, share your feedback in the comments box. Say something on after use Reachability on iPhone 7 Plus/ iPhone 8 (Plus).

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Extra Tidbits

Ever you’re facing Reachability not working on your iPhone. Don’t worry; you should check first Reachability is not disabled, the second thing is to see the Home button working properly. If ever your iPhone home button won’t work –Get here- Fix Home button not working on iPhone.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at or through (Facebook)

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