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Question: Lightly tap home button twice on iPhone 6 and

Lightly tap home button twice on iPhone 6 and it slides the screen down, why does it do this ? Don't full press just lightly tap.

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Aug 23, 2015 2:48 PM in response to Snowwolfwarrior In response to Snowwolfwarrior

Sorry guys but you're all wrong. The double tap feature on the home button is meant for replying to text messages when you are in an app and you get a message you can double tap the home button and slide the message down further so you can read the entire message instead of just part of it and also reply to it either by typing or with the voice to text microphone icon. It is an extremely helpful feature especially when you're playing a game and you are on level 10 about to beat the game and get a text message that you have to reply to immediately so now you can without closing out the game and losing your unsaved progress.

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Sep 15, 2015 7:19 AM in response to kylerfromgilbert In response to kylerfromgilbert

kylerfromgilbert wrote:


Sorry guys but you're all wrong. The double tap feature on the home button is meant for replying to text messages when you are in an app and you get a message you can double tap the home button and slide the message down further so you can read the entire message instead of just part of it and also reply to it either by typing or with the voice to text microphone icon. It is an extremely helpful feature especially when you're playing a game and you are on level 10 about to beat the game and get a text message that you have to reply to immediately so now you can without closing out the game and losing your unsaved progress.

Sorry kylefromgilbert, but you're the one that's wrong here. It's not only meant for replying to text messages. Yes, it is helpful for situation you described but it is used for many things.Try it on any screen or in any app and you will see that the screen will slide down. The feature is called "Reachability" and is specifically designed to do more things one handed.


http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/09/a-look-at-apples-reachability-one-hand-mode-for-la rger-iphone-6-video/

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Aug 23, 2015 2:48 PM in response to Snowwolfwarrior In response to Snowwolfwarrior

Sorry guys but you're all wrong. The double tap feature on the home button is meant for replying to text messages when you are in an app and you get a message you can double tap the home button and slide the message down further so you can read the entire message instead of just part of it and also reply to it either by typing or with the voice to text microphone icon. It is an extremely helpful feature especially when you're playing a game and you are on level 10 about to beat the game and get a text message that you have to reply to immediately so now you can without closing out the game and losing your unsaved progress.

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Sep 14, 2015 9:51 PM in response to kylerfromgilbert In response to kylerfromgilbert

THis reply seems more logical..i tried that when my message notification was Alert and it didn't happen then it was changed to banners option also I didn't find any differences..would u guide Us that What should we do exactly?which notifications should be allowed?

Sep 14, 2015 9:51 PM

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Sep 15, 2015 7:19 AM in response to kylerfromgilbert In response to kylerfromgilbert

kylerfromgilbert wrote:


Sorry guys but you're all wrong. The double tap feature on the home button is meant for replying to text messages when you are in an app and you get a message you can double tap the home button and slide the message down further so you can read the entire message instead of just part of it and also reply to it either by typing or with the voice to text microphone icon. It is an extremely helpful feature especially when you're playing a game and you are on level 10 about to beat the game and get a text message that you have to reply to immediately so now you can without closing out the game and losing your unsaved progress.

Sorry kylefromgilbert, but you're the one that's wrong here. It's not only meant for replying to text messages. Yes, it is helpful for situation you described but it is used for many things.Try it on any screen or in any app and you will see that the screen will slide down. The feature is called "Reachability" and is specifically designed to do more things one handed.


http://9to5mac.com/2014/09/09/a-look-at-apples-reachability-one-hand-mode-for-la rger-iphone-6-video/

Sep 15, 2015 7:19 AM

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Sep 16, 2015 1:06 AM in response to anypats In response to anypats

Yes of course first go to settings and then select notifications and from there change your message notifications to banner and then when you double tap not to be confused with double clicking it will let you drag the message down and read the whole thing as well as respond. It is called reachability mode, and in response to the last reply regarding this you are right. It is also used for that as well but I don't find it very helpful on the iPhone 6 but does come in quite handy on the 6 plus bc it's so big.

Sep 16, 2015 1:06 AM

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Feb 26, 2017 8:23 PM in response to Mysvie In response to Mysvie

Mysvie wrote:


Actually it is because of the reachability. If you want to reply to a message you can still pull it down even if you don't lightly tap the home button.

Yup, that was the answer that was given two years ago.

Feb 26, 2017 8:23 PM

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Jun 12, 2017 5:52 AM in response to Snosurfer87 In response to Snosurfer87

Snosurfer87 wrote:


It's called reachability. You can turn it off under accessibility. It's so you can reach the top of the screen easier since the screen is now bigger.

Why are you replying to a three year old post with an answer that's been given several times already?

Jun 12, 2017 5:52 AM

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