Tip of the Day: Reachability Lets You Use Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus One Handed

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If you're having trouble accessing items at the top of the screen on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, give your overstretched thumb a break and start using Apple's new Reachability feature to pull the top of the screen within reach.

Tapping twice (not clicking) on the Home button will cause the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus's screen to shift about a third of the way down—enough to put items on the top of the screen within easy reach of your thumb. You will not be able to access items on the lower part of the screen while using Reachability.

  

To turn off the feature, tap the Home button twice, click the Home button once, tap the empty part of the screen, or do nothing and Reachability will automatically shut off after a few moments.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.