Turn off Reachability in iOS (iPhone 6 and above)

Using an iPhone that has a large screen with a single hand is not an easy task, unless you have really big hands of course. For this reason, Apple implemented the Reachability feature for iPhone models that have big screens to support one-handed use.

You might be tempted to ask yourself “Why would I want to disable Reachability in iOS?”. Well, this feature is enabled by double-tapping the Home button and it can be easily triggered by mistake.

Sure, closing it is done the same way so it only take a fraction of a second but if you find yourself accidentally enabling Reachability often and using the feature very little or not at all, it’s best to disable it.

How to disable Reachability in iOS on iPhone 6 and newer models

It is possible to completely disable Reachability on iOS, assuming you have one of the iPhone models that have this feature, specifically the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus. Here’s how to do it:

Open the Settings app and navigate to General -> Accessibility.

disable Reachability on iOS

On the Accessibility screen, scroll down a bit and you will find the Reachability option. All you have left to do is toggle off the switch next to it and you will never enter one-handed use by accident again.

disable Reachability on iPhone

With Reachability disabled, if you double tap on the Home button the feature won’t be enabled anymore and practically nothing will happen. And if you ever change your mind, you can enable the feature from the Accessibility screen.

Do you find Reachability useful or is it one of those iPhone features you never needed? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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