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Hidden iPhone Hack is a must for ANYONE with small hands or a big phone

A BRILLIANT iPhone hack can make your life a lot easier — especially if you have a bigger phone… or small hands.

That’s because it can often be difficult to reach the top parts of the screen.

Reachability is a really handy feature

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Reachability is a really handy featurePhoto credit: TikTok / @applesign / Apple

That’s especially true when you’re operating a 6.7-inch behemoth like the iPhone 13 Pro Max with one hand.

Luckily Apple thought of a solution years ago: accessibility.

The Little Known iPhone Functions allows you to quickly move the top of the screen down.

This makes it much easier to reach the top of the display.

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The hack was recently shared in a TikTok video by @applesign (who recently shared his favorite iPhone tricks with The Sun) where it has garnered thousands of likes.

Apple says, “If you’re using iPhone in portrait mode with one hand, you can use reachability to lower the top half of the screen so it’s within easy reach of your thumb.”

The feature has been around for years, so your iPhone surely supports it.

You’ll need an iPhone 6 or later, so any core model launched in 2014 or later will support it.

To enable it, go to Settings and then look for Accessibility.

Now tap Touch and then turn on the Presence feature.

So how do you use reachability? It depends on your iPhone model.

If you are using an iPhone with Face IDswipe down at the bottom of the screen.

And if your iPhone has a home button, double-tap it lightly.

If you want to go back to full screen mode, just tap the top half of the screen.

Just one thing…

That’s not the only trick your iPhone has for one-handed use.

There’s also a way to quickly shrink the keyboard – so the keys are easier to reach.

First you need to go to the app you want to type and make sure the keyboard is open.

Then look at the bottom left corner and touch and hold that Emoji Face or world symbol.

If you press and hold the emoji or world icon, a small “Keyboard Settings” box should appear and in the bottom row you will see three different keyboard icons.

Tap the icon on the left to get a keyboard that’s easier for you to type with your left hand.

Tap the icon on the right to get a keyboard that’s easier for you to type with your right hand.

When you’re done using your one-handed keyboard, you can bring it back to normal by pressing and holding the emoji or world icon in the bottom corner and selecting the middle keyboard option.

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