How to Stop iPhone Icons from Sliding Down the Screen

Have you ever noticed that the icons on your Home screen slid down from the top of the screen to the middle? This is not occurring by accident, but rather due to a feature on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus called Reachability.

Due to the increased length of the screen size on iPhone 6 models, individuals with smaller hands can have difficulty reaching the top of the screen when holding the device with one hand. Apple’s solution to this problem was Reachability, which can be activated by lightly tapping the Home button twice. This is possible to do unintentionally, however, and if you do it a lot, then you may decide that you would like to disable the feature. Our quick guide below will show you how to accomplish this.

If your iPhone screen turns off too quickly and you need to know how to keep the iPhone screen on, then this article can help.

Preventing Icons from Sliding Down on Your iPhone Screen

These steps were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.2 The Reachability feature is not included on iPhone models prior to the iPhone 6.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Select the Accessibility option.

select the accessibility option

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and touch the button to the right of Reachability. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button.

turn off the reachability option

Would you like everything on your iPhone 6 Plus to be bigger? Change from standard to zoomed in the Display Zoom settings to increase the size of many items on your device’s screen.

Related: How to Unzoom Apple Watch

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