Galaxy Mega One-Handed mode

If you’ve ever used one of Samsung’s flagship large phones or phablets, then you’re likely well-aware of the Korean firm’s so-called one-handed mode. One-handed mode is exactly what it sounds like—it makes it so that you can use a device that would normally take two hands to operate, with a single hand.

Of course, Samsung isn’t the only company to offer such a feature. Apple revealed Reachability, a tool that allows users to pull down the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ interface, for easy one-handed usage. Although both features are designed to make it possible to operate a larger device with one hand, the methodologies behind the features couldn’t be any different.

Samsung’s one-handed mode actually shrinks down the whole interface and moves it to the bottom corner of the screen. This differs from Reachability, which, instead of shrinking down the whole interface, simply moves the entire interface downward for quick access.

Shrinkability is an upcoming jailbreak tweak from hacker and developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh, better know as MohammadAG in jailbreak circles. You might remember his name being recently in the news for successfully creating an Android APK that allows Android Wear users to pair their devices with iPhones.

Today, Abu-Garbeyyeh is back with another Android-iPhone link—a tweak that brings Samsung’s one-handed mode to the iPhone.

At this juncture in the Shrinkability’s development, the tweak features a preference panel with a switch to override Reachability, along with a slider to adjust the scale of the shrunken down interface.

If you’re a fan of Samsung’s method, or just don’t find Reachability effective enough for one-handed usage, then you’ll certainly want to keep your eyes on Shrinkability. We’ll be back with a full hands-on walkthrough once we get our mitts on the tweak.

In the meantime, do us a favor and sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts and opinions.

Source: Reddit

  • Chang in Charge

    This looks pretty awesome. This guy is on a roll.

  • Eni

    Out of topic: my brother want’s to carrier unlock a galaxy alpha. can someone suggest me a cheap trusted company?

    • George

      Hey man is it locked to at&t? I use eBay and I normally find the service for under $5.

      • Eni

        Yes, can you help me please?

  • john diaz

    I like where this is going!

  • L J

    Finally. I’m surprised it took this long.

  • M L

    VERY nice…

  • David Hvilivitzki

    Let us buy a huge phone and only use part of it’s screen !!!

    • M L

      uggg really? Always one in the group.

    • George

      Don’t be a moron, there are times when this would be extremely useful. Samsung actually created a wonderful feature.

    • nemopsp

      So glad I bought Note 4 over iPhone 6+, this tweak would b better if you could resize it once it the smaller screen rather than the settings like you can on Samsung, tho I don’t really use this feature to much just the one hand keyboard, as you should we buy a big phone to only use part of the screen but I’m here as iPhone owner also so I can fully stick up for Android I do miss a few features from my jailbroken iPhone… But seems like tweaks for iOS 8 r a waste none that really goin to help out on a daily use, I miss the iOS 3,4,5, and even 6 days :/

      • Christian Mejía

        Hopefully you’ll be glad in a couple of months when it lags like a bitch

      • Alberto Espinal

        LOL

      • iPodDroid

        Quit assuming it’s going to lag for him.
        Different People = Different Experiences

      • nemopsp

        Awww how cute a iFanboy… this phones is so smooth, I still own iPhones, but this phone kills iPhone it’s hard to compare since both r on different software but this phone does open apps faster the iPhone 6, but another reason is iPhone battery don’t last as long as the Note 4, besides that it’s 32gb plus I have a 64 sd card, that something a iphone will never have, iPhones don’t last with 7 hours on screen time an 16gb or 32gb isnt enough when app now can b 4gb large, but I will say this phone last me 17 hours in a day a iphone I have to charge two or three time a day, plus I can alway buy more batteries with this phone, TouchWiz isn’t like how it use to b it’s alot faster now, it’s has its occasional jank but nothing like how it use to b, I still love iPhones but I needed a change been with iOS since iOS 2.2.1 an I’ve hated iOS 7, 8, and 9 just going to b worse yet…

      • CollegiateLad

        Lol… Ok

      • Dan

        I’ve had my Note 4 for months, no lag. My wife has my hand me down Note 2 which is about 2 years old now, no lag. Nice try. Hope your phone doesn’t bend in your skinny jeans.

    • romeodesigns

      Lol. I was thinking the same thing.
      @David Hvilivitzki

  • Chocolope Jailbreakush

    I can dig it.

  • LeMerlot

    As soon as it’s available (and working) I’ll buy it for both my iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus…

  • MarioBros640

    Does anyone know what transition was used to switch between the pages?

  • QuarterSwede

    While it’s a neat idea the tap targets would get harder to hit. Not sure it would be frustrating or work well.

  • romeodesigns

    What would you possibly do with a tweak like that? I’m confused. How would that be beneficial to a phone experience?

    • kron1k 

      I don’t know when you only have one hand available…say holding something in one arm leaving your one hand to navigate the whole screen…I dunno seems beneficial

      • kidfas

        Like driving…

  • Josh Venegas

    This is when you know your phone is too big! Jobs had it right…one handed phones are better

    • Dan

      Depends on the person. I have a phablet and never had any trouble using it one handed. I even text one handed. Never bothered to use these functions.

  • singhay559

    I love developers like this. Creating tweaks to unify both os for users to benefit. Gj dev.

  • kidfas

    FINALLY!

  • Brian Brown

    Wow, I could definitely seeing myself picking this up!!

    Great vision :>)