Reachability

How to use Reachability on iPhone X

All iPhones from iPhone 6 onward have a Reachability feature for accessing the furtherest edge of the display by double-tapping the Home button. Without a Home button, Apple’s devised a new way to use this helpful feature on iPhone X.

ReachBoard lets you peek at your iOS clipboard in the Reachability view

For a lot of people, the space that comes up when you invoke Reachability is considered wasted space. It becomes a giant gaping hole of nothingness on your screen any time you use the feature to one-handedly use your large-screened iPhone.

A new free jailbreak tweak called ReachBoard aims to make good use of that empty space by filling it with anything that may be residing in your clipboard.

Launchpad adds a paginated information system to the Reachability interface

Reachability, a feature designed by Apple to make it easier to tap on things that normally appear at the top of the screen on iPhones with larger displays, has always been deemed “wasted space” by the jailbreak community.

Yet another jailbreak tweak release to try making use of that space is Launchpad, which will give you a customizable paginated information system in the Reachability interface.

Nowability adds music controls and recent notifications to Reachability

Those of you who use the Reachability interface at all know that it can come in handy during times when you want better one-handed access to the features at the top of your 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display.

On the other hand, it leaves a big void at the top of the screen that could be utilized to display additional information about your device, and that’s just what a new jailbreak tweak called Nowability aims to accomplish.

SimpleReach lends additional flexibility to Reachability

SimpleReach is a new tweak that lets you use Reachability in new ways. Instead of just pulling down the interface with a double-tap on the iPhone’s Touch ID-enabled Home button, SimpleReach lets you access Reachability at varying degrees. By tapping and swiping from the Home button, users can pull down the iPhone’s interface beyond what’s possible with stock Reachability, making app interface elements even easier to reach.

Alternatum brings an app switcher and toggles to Reachability

Alternatum is yet another jailbreak tweak that piggybacks on the Reachability feature introduced with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It allows you to add a host of new features to the Reachability view such as an app switcher, toggles and more.

Unfortunately, I don’t currently own any jailbroken devices that feature Reachability, but Alternatum does bring the ability to use a simple Activator gesture to mimic Reachability. Does it work well?

Aspectus brings a Music control interface to Reachability

If you’re not a big proponent of Reachability, then perhaps this new jailbreak tweak will at least convince you to use it, even if it’s not the way that Apple intended it to be used. Aspectus is a recently released jailbreak tweak that brings a beautiful music control interface to the iPhone’s Reachability view.

Even if you’re using a device that doesn’t support Reachability, Aspectus will work with Activator in order to provide access to the tweak. Read our walkthrough for more details as to how it looks and how it works.