Tuesday, October 3, 2017

iPhone X Will Support Reachability Feature

As per recent reports iPhone X will support Reachability feature due to the lack of the Home button because of its all-new edge-to-edge screen design. The absence of  physical Home button means no more fingerprint scanner. So to unlock your device you no longer need to touch the screen with your finger or thumb. It also means no more Reachability.


Of course on the new iPhone Apple redesigned the way you can do things like accessing the Home screen or the multitasking app switcher, to switch between apps or close apps, accessing the Notification Center, Control Center, Apple Pay and Siri. But what about Reachability feature?

Reachability is the feature that Apple introduced 3 years ago with the release of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. This feature lets you navigate the larger display with one hand by clicking on the Home button twice. It pulls everything halfway down the screen so you can reach everything using just your thumb.

Guilherme Rambo, Brazilian iOS developer, suggests that iPhone X will support Reachability feature. He has recently shared the video on Twitter where the working Reachability is displaying on the iPhone X simulator in the Xcode 9.1 beta that was launched with iOS 11.1 beta.

Guilherme says that he hasn’t been able to figure how to use Reachability though. But he suggests that you could to access Reachability by double tapping on the indicator at the bottom.

I frequently use Reachability on my iPhone and think it is really handy feature. I’ll be pleased if Apple adds Reachability support for iPhone X via an iOS 11.x update. 

iPhone X was announced during Apple's September event alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which are iterative improvements over the iPhone 7/7 Plus. Pre-orders will begin on October 27, with the phone actually launching on November 3.

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