iPhone X Will Support Reachability

iPhone X - Reachability Support

The lack of the iconic Home button in iPhone X due to its all-new stunning edge-to-edge screen design has raised some questions. 

We were able to figure out how to do things on the iPhone X without the Home button like accessing the Home screen, accessing the multitasking app switcher to switch between apps or close apps, accessing the Control Center, Notification Siri, and Apple Pay. However, it seemed like iPhone X won’t support Reachability.

In case you’re new to the world of iPhones, Reachability is a feature that Apple introduced for iPhones with big screens such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and later. The purpose of Reachability is to push all the contents of the screen towards the bottom half when activated, which allows you to easily reach the corners of an app and makes one-handed use easier.

The good news is that Brazilian iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has shared a video, which suggests that Reachability will be supported in iPhone X. Guilherme has a shared the video of Reachability working on the iPhone X simulator in the Xcode 9.1 beta that was released with iOS 11.1 beta.


Guilherme points out that he hasn’t been able to figure how to use Reachability though. It would be intuitive if a user could double tap on the indicator at the bottom to access Reachability.

I don’t use Reachability a lot but it can be quite handy for people especially on the Plus iPhones. If you were worried that Apple had ditched it, then you don’t need to worry, it looks like iPhone X will support Reachability, after all, we just don’t how it will work currently.

iPhone X goes up for pre-order on October 27, and on sale on November 3.

Any guesses on which gesture would activate Reachability on iPhone X? Let me know in the comments.

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