When I double tap (Not press) the icons or what ever your screen is on gets pulled down half way

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After the double tap:
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Why does it do this?

1 Answer 1


So you can reach them when holding the phone with one hand.

Apple refers to this feature as reachability. This allows you to reach apps at the top of the screen with your thumb.

If you don't like this, change the setting in that app under General > Accessibility - it's towards the bottom just under Home Button

  • @bmike you are too kind!
    – bjbk
    Nov 12, 2015 at 2:38
  • I'd rather others get the rep :) thanks for the great answer so fast.
    – bmike
    Nov 12, 2015 at 4:03

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