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There's A Way To Reach The Top Of Your iPhone Screen Even If You Have Little Thumbs

This whole time I thought it was a glitch.

Posted on November 23, 2017, at 11:16 a.m. ET

FACT: iPhones are getting bigger and our hands are staying the same size.

i wish phones weren't getting so big cause my hands are so small and holding the iphone 7 is hard enough already honestly :/

Reaching butons on the top of the screen with tiny paws can be PRECARIOUS.

Luckily, our Apple overlords have thought of everything. If you double tap (tap, not click) the home button...

Sean Gallup / Getty

...The screen slides down so the top buttons are within reach of your thumb.

Erin Chack / professional screenshot photographer

And on the iPhone X, which doesn't have a home button, swipe from the middle of the dock bar down for the same effect.

Justin Sullivan / Getty

You can turn this feature on and off by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reachability.

Erin Chack / i am so good at screenshots wow

No more overreaching with our thumbs: That's innovation, baby!

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H/T Stephen Rankel !!!

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