How to Lower Your iPhone Screen With Reachability

Learn how to bring down the top of your iPhone screen so you can reach everything you need without needing to use two hands.

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With the ever increasing size of smartphone screens, it can be impossible to reach the top of your iPhone screen when using it with one hand. Luckily, Apple added a cool way to lower your iPhone screen to overcome this: Reachability.

Reachability brings down the top of your iPhone screen so you can reach everything with one hand. Here’s how to use it.

How to Use Reachability on a Face ID iPhone

Reachability swipe symbol on iPhone Home bar

If your iPhone uses Face ID and doesn’t have a Home button, all you need to do is swipe your finger off the bottom of the screen.

To get this right, you need to start swiping from the very bottom of the screen, just above the Home bar.

Your iPhone screen should slide down, allowing you to reach any items at the top, open Control Center, or access your notifications with ease.

Related: How to Open, Use, and Customize Control Center on iPhone

To get your iPhone screen back to normal, just tap an app or notification or tap the arrow at the top of the screen.

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How to Use Reachability on a Touch ID iPhone

iPhone Home button

If your iPhone has a Home button with Touch ID functionality, all you need to do is touch the Home button twice.

Make sure you don’t click the Home button; just lightly tap it two times without applying any pressure.

This will bring the top of your iPhone screen down so you can easily reach anything you need to.

To get your iPhone screen back to normal, just tap an app or notification or tap the arrow at the top of the screen.

If you’re looking for more ways to use your iPhone with one hand, you should enable the Back Tap feature so you can do things like open an app, change the color scheme, or run a shortcut by tapping your iPhone.

iPhone in hand with fingers tapping the back
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