Have you ever had the apps on your iPhone screen slide down for seemingly no reason? This is a feature on the device that is meant to make it easier to use with one hand.
However, this “Reachability” feature might not be something that you are interested in using. It occurs when you quickly double-tap the Home screen, which causes the uppermost apps on the screen to lower to a screen position where, theoretically, they are reachable if you are holding the iPhone with one hand. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn this off on your iPhone.
How to Disable Reachability on an iPhone 7 Plus
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1. Note that some older versions and iPhone models do not have this feature.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Accessibility option.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Reachability to turn it off.
Now when you double-tap the Home button your apps should remain where they are.
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Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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