A Hidden Trick that Lets You Navigate Your iPhone with One Hand

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Depending on the size of your iPhone, you may not be able to reach an app or feature you need without using another hand. But sometimes one hand is all you can spare. If you find yourself in such a situation, give Reachability a try. On an iPhone with a Home Button, tap (don’t press) the Home button twice to slide the iPhone’s interface halfway down the physical screen, bringing everything into reach of your thumb. On the Face ID–equipped iPhone X it’s a little more tricky but once you get it, it’s not that bad. You put your thumb in the bottom of the screen — about at the top edge of the Dock if you were on the Home screen — and swipe down. You can use apps normally for a tap or two, and then they’ll expand back to the full screen to show the full interface. If Reachability is off (or if you want to turn it off), go to Settings > General > Accessibility.

See it in action on an iPhone with a Home Button or on an iPhone X.

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