How to use the iPhone 6 Plus easier with one hand

The iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's first foray in the phablet wasteland, is literally a grand handset, with a screen that measures 5.5 inches across, and copious amount of top and bottom bezel, wrapping the Touch ID finger scanner and the earpiece. In fact, as far as 5.5-inchers go, the 6 Plus is one of the largest, if not the largest among them, and has a size more akin to a 5.7" or a 6" handset, as you can see in our size comparison below.

It's precisely the big screen that is its main attraction, however, making it ideal for media consumption, web browsing and reading, so many people would opt for the 6 Plus instead of the 4.7" iPhone 6. Moreover, Apple's phablet is one of the thinnest big-screen handsets, and is comparatively narrow, so carrying it around, and holding it with one hand is not that big of a deal, which many Android users, who are now accustomed to big-screen phones, would attest. 

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

OnePlus One

OnePlus One

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

OnePlus One

OnePlus One

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches

152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Operating it with said one hand, however, is a totally different ballgame. Bending jokes aside, your thumb would barely reach only a small portion of the screen on a 6 Plus, as you can see from the graphic above. Fret not, however, as there are a few ways that help with one-handed operation of the iPhone 6 Plus. They won't make the phone smaller, but will make your life with it a lil' bit easier, so check them out below, and tell us about your experience with Apple's largest iPhone so far.

Related phones

iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol yubi nobiru, too many ifans in Japan

23. NobiggiFingerStrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

try #nobiggi if you can't find that nobiru. LOL. Not like nobiru, #nobiggi finger strap is an adult-friendly little tool that you won't be judged when seen using.

24. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

26. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

iFans in Japan??? I'm pretty sure they released this thumb extension to use for all the other huge screen phones that are popular over there, not just the iPhone.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger can bend the iPhone 6 Plus easier with one hand. Don't mess with the terminator.

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Much ibend jokes...such funny :)

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Through the IPhone at the chopper!

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Step 1 : Don't buy iPhone 6 plus. Step 2 : ??? Step 3 : Get something better. Step 4 : ??? Step 5 : Profit !!!

4. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

I can't wait to buy five pairs of yubi for my iPhone 6+ 128gb space grey version. Japan here I come :) Poor fandroid doesn't has this accessories, sad sad sad

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Either you are very dumb or trying too hard to be funny

14. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

its a iShep they think Apple made the thumb and it only works on IOS

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I doubt it's even an i$heep, nobody could be so stupid to think that a. they need 10 of them (and basically disabling TouchID) b. thinking that these yubi's wont work on any other device than iPhone.

15. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Dumb! And trying very hard to show that dumbness with the same comment over and over again on every iPhone article

21. NobiggiFingerStrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

You guys don't need to go to Japan, try our "finger strap" instead of or together with "finger growth". It does similar thing but more. available on amazon now.

5. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Chuck Norris's thumb can reach all four corners of this ipong. iPongs will bend itself when Chuck using it.

6. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Seriously iPhonearena? You needed an article for this? The amount of iPhone related articles is getting absurd!! I wouldn't be surprised if you guys officially renamed the site to iPhonearena when Apple introduces the iPhone 6s.

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Because average comments for every Apple article is more than 50 mate, it's the hottest device that grab most attention. Unlike android article, barely meet 50 most Also thanks to PA for value our readership :)

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You have to take in account, iPhone users are new to big screens, they need some guidance...

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Do you guys know you can make paper plane with the new iPhone 6 plus using iBend feature.

12. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Another tip for easy one hand usage, "Bend it". It's not that hard :D

13. ttvd06

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2014

I think apple have to learn from samsung about the making of the phablet

16. Elfmonster unregistered

Here's how to use the iPhone with one hand. Go to the store where you bought it, use one hand to return it to the store, use the other hand to get your money back.

18. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Before 6Plus all the iPhone people always complained about bigger "AndroidPhones" and how we can't use it with one hand. Now look at them.

19. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"your thumb would barely reach only a small portion of the screen on a 6 Plus" What kind of stump thumbs are you working with?? I have a Note 2, which is similar in width as the iPhone 6+. I can reach, with my thumb, across the phone and nearly touch finger tip to thumb. The trick is to not bury the phone in your palm. Hold it across your fingers and even someone with small hands can navigate the phone just fine. Good trick with the left to right swipe.. I can't stand that Apple has the back button at the top left of the screen. A pain to get at. But why left to right? Every swipe action I've used to go back is left to right. Not very intuitive. Also, if you hold the phone in your right hand like I do, you the left to right swipe is not very easy. Is the swipe configurable?

22. NobiggiFingerStrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

with #nobiggi finger strap, you can handle your phone definitely one-handed, and in any upright angle. more information at getnobiggi dot com. you don't need to fly to japan, you can get it here on amazon. and it's very affordable.

25. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Samsung's one handed-mode better than tryhard 'reachability' mode. Lol again with the iCopy iCrap.

27. royjones

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Samsung stores are closing one by one !!! .every model samsung launches ... flops and gets ignored... 2015 is going to get worst for samsung ... if you buy a samsung now... there would not be support /replacements ..because there going down fast... why buy a pricey samsung when you can get same specs. from better build SONY,HTC.LG...

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