How to Stop the Screen from Sliding Down on an iPhone 7 Plus

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.

why is iphone screen sliding down

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Accessibility option.

open the accessibility menu

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Reachability to turn it off.

how to disable reachability on iphone 7

Now when you double-tap the Home button your apps should remain where they are.

Now that you know how to stop the screen from sliding down on an iPhone 7 Plus, you won’t be inconvenienced if you accidentally perform that action.

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