How to enable and use Reachability on an iPhone with iOS 15

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If you’re having trouble navigating your iPhone’s larger screen, Apple’s reachability feature can make it significantly easier to use your device with one hand.

Reachability is the name for the iPhone feature that brings content to the middle of your device’s screen, making for more comfortable one-handed navigation.

On older iPhones with a home button, reachability could be activated by double tapping the Home button.

For devices that have Face ID instead, you’ll need to enable the option through the accessibility settings. Once enabled, it can be activated via a touch gesture.

Enable Reachability on an iPhone without a Home Button

  1. Open Institutions
  2. Tap Accessibility
  3. Tap To touch
  4. Switch on accessibility

Once enabled, all you need to do is swipe down on the bottom edge of the screen to bring the top edge within reach.

To restore full screen, swipe up from the bottom edge, which will “push” the screen back to full screen mode.

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