How to use Reachability on iPhone X

Reachability is a handy feature that Apple introduced back in 2014 with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to aid with the use of those phones with one hand. It lowers the user interface on the phone to make it more easily accessible with one hand. Given that Reachability is invoked with a double-tap on the Home button on older iPhones, many worried that it wouldn't be present on newer models. Thankfully, it's there.

While iPhone models produced later than 2017 do not have a Home button, the phone still features reachability, though it is turned off by default. Here's how you use Reachability with newer models.

How to enable Reachability on iPhones with Face ID

Reachability is turned off by default, but you can turn it on in your iPhone's Accessibility settings.

  1. Open Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.

    Open Settings, tap General

  3. Tap Accessibility
  4. Turn the Reachability switch to the On position.

    Tap Accessibility, turn Reachability On

How to use Reachability on iPhones with Face ID

Once you've got it turned on, a quick swipe activates Reachability.

  1. Touch your finger to the gesture area at the bottom of the iPhone display.
  2. Swipe down.

    Touch gesture area, swipe down


Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about using Reachability on iPhones with Face ID.