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Can you turn off reachability on iPhone 6?

Reachability is new to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which features a way for you to use your iPhone one-handed. But can it be turned off? YES.

What is Reachability?

The iPhone 6 comes with a nifty feature that allows users to easily reach the top row of apps on the home screen or anything else that’s placed toward the top of the display. It’s called Reachability, but not everyone is a huge fan of it.

Reachability can be accessed by simply double-tapping on the Home button. This is different than double-clicking. Tapping involves just resting your finger on top of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor without actually clicking down on the Home button.

By double-tapping on the Home button, the entire screen moves down about halfway, allowing you easier access to the top of the screen. This feature is great for users who are constantly using their iPhone 6 one-handed. However, many people also use their iPhone 6 with two hands, meaning that Reachability is merely useless in this case.

While Reachability can be a useful feature for those who need it, here’s how to disable it if you find that you never use the feature in the first place.

How do I Turn Off Reachability?

In case you’re really sure you don’t want to access or use Reachability in the future, disabling it is super easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Open up the Settings app.

  • Tap on Accessibility.

  • Scroll all the way down to the bottom and you’ll see a settings for Reachability.

  • Turn the toggle switch next to Reachability to Off.

Reachability is now turned off and double-tapping on the Home button will no longer activate the feature.

If after you disabled Reachability and it still activates with a double-tap, try re-enabling it and then disabling it again to see if that works. If that still doesn’t work, perform a hard reset by holding down the Home button and the Power button at the same time until you see the Apple logo. Let your iPhone 6 reboot and then the problem should be fixed.

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