How to use Reachability on the iPhone X


iPhone X Reachability
Reachability is present on iPhone X.
Photo: Engadget

iPhone X’s 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display is the largest screen Apple has ever packed into a smartphone. That means using it with one hand could prove difficult. Fortunately, Reachability is still baked in — even without that physical Home button.

Here’s how you enable and use it.

Almost everything you can do with the Home button on existing iPhones can be done with gestures on iPhone X. And they’re incredibly intuitive: You swipe up to go home, swipe up and hold to multitask, and swipe left or right to switch between recently-used apps.

There’s another gesture that isn’t enabled by default, and that’s to activate Reachability.

How to use Reachability on iPhone X

You’ll need to dive into the Settings app to enable Reachability first, then you can simply swipe down on the gesture bar at the bottom of the iPhone X’s display to use it. It’s as simple as that. Here’s a clip of the gesture in action:

We’re discovering more and more about the iPhone X now that it has finally made its way into the hands of reviewers. There will surely be more to cover over the coming days as they dig deeper. Our own review will be available on Monday.


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