Do you have an iPhone that feels too big to handle with one hand? If so, you’re not alone.
Many people are buying iPhones that are bigger than their previous models. Many find it hard to use a larger iPhone with just one hand.
Luckily, three simple tricks can make the experience of using a large iPhone much more manageable.
Here are three ways to make your big iPhone easier to use.
1) Assistive Touch
AssistiveTouch was created as an accessibility feature to make it easier for people with motor skill impairments to use their iPhones. But it’s also great if you want to make your large iPhone easier to handle.
You can launch Assistive Touch by simply asking Siri to “Turn on AssistiveTouch.”
Now you can set actions like Single-Tap, Double-Tap, and Long Press to perform specific actions.
You may want to set a single-tap to pull down your Notification Center. Compared to having to reach the display’s top, a single tap is much easier.
You also may want to set a double-tap to pull down your control center. The most useful ones are Camera, Lock Rotation, Screenshot, Siri, and many more.
Setting the single-tap to “Open Menu” will give you a variety of options that you can set up to give you easy shortcuts.
Tap on Customize Top Level Menu to start selecting your icons to add.
Experiment around with whatever actions you perform often, and assign a gesture to those actions in AssitiveTouch.
For those who used older models of iPhones, the Assistive touch is like a very customizable Home Button. A circle button will be visible on your screen, and it is moveable around your screen.
2) Use Display Zoom
Technically, display zoom is designed for people with poor vision who require larger touch targets. However, you can increase the number of items you can reach with one hand by activating display zoom.
To enable Display Zoom on your iPhone…
1) Open the “Settings” app.
2) Scroll to the “Display & Brightness” section.
3) Tap on the “View” button.
4) Select “Zoomed.”
5) From the top, tap on “Set.”
6) From the pop-up, choose “Use Zoomed”.
In a short while, your iPhone will restart.
You’ll notice that the interface and the text are now larger when you unlock your iPhone. Return to the “Display Zoom” settings menu and select the “Standard” mode if you want to use the default setting.
3) One-Handed Keyboard
If you’re holding a coffee or a dog leash, you might not be able to use both hands to type on your iPhone. Follow these steps to configure a one-handed keyboard…
1) Open an app that uses your iPhone’s keyboard.
2) Touch-and-hold the globe or emoji button on the keyboard. (Globe button shows if you have several Keyboard Languages added in)
3) Now you can choose between either the “Right Handed” or “Left Handed” one-handed keyboard layouts.
4) You’ll notice that your keyboard has moved to one side of your screen, so now you can type on with one hand.
5) To revert it back to the default keyboard size, simply tap on the arrow on the side.
Using a big iPhone doesn’t have to be difficult. With the help of AssistiveTouch, Display Zoom, and the One-Handed Keyboard, you can make your large iPhone much easier to use with one hand.
All in all, these features can really come in handy when you’re using a large iPhone.
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