OneHandWizard brings a Galaxy Note 5-like one-handed operation mode to the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus

OneHandWizard brings a Galaxy Note 5-like one-handed operation mode to the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus
Although the phablet form factor has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years, many users still avoid large-screened smartphones due to handleability concerns. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus, with their 5.5-inch displays, are no different from any other phablets when it comes to one-handed maneuverability, and it's in this context that we'd like you to consider a new app for jailbroken iPhones that does a great deal to fix the issue.

As the display of a smartphone gets near the 5.5-inch mark, it becomes next to impossible for most people to reach all four corners of the screen using a single hand. In short usage bursts, this is bearable, but for heavy users, constantly stretching out to reach the top corners - or even across the width of the display - can become strenuous. Fortunately, there are a few software tricks that help alleviate this issue. Apple's "Reachability" mode offers a partial fix to the problem, but it turns out that some people actually prefer Samsung's way of dealing with one-handed operability.

Samsung came up with a very smart trick for its Galaxy Note series, and both the Galaxy Note 4 and this year's Note 5 come with a one-handed operation mode that basically scales down the entire display and places it near the bottom right or bottom right corner. By contrast, Apple's Reachability mode only lowers the top part of the screen but doesn't do anything regarding the width of the screen.

If you feel like the one-handed operation mode that Samsung implemented on the Galaxy Note series makes more sense on an iPhone, and you also happen to be the owner of a jailbroken iPhone, make sure to check out OneHandWizzard. The app is available in the Cydia store and can do much more than Apple's built-in reachability mode. OneHandWizzard is compatible with iPhone models as early as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, although the app maximizes its utility on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus models.

For example, the app supports both right and left-handed usage and the size of the scaled-down screen can be customized to match the size of the user's hand. Furthermore, OneHandWizzard also comes with shortcuts for other tasks that usually involve two hands, such as locking the screen, taking a screenshot, or adjusting the volume. Check out the screenshots below for a feel of the app:


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15 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Wait until this is implemented for ios10.

3. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Apple isn't suing now? Oh, yeah. Steve's dead.

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

much better than the built in one.

4. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Another day Another Galaxy feature on iPhone. iFans would better to buy Galaxy instead of waiting many years to have Galaxy features on their iPhones ...

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Clearly you are drunk.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Drunk or not, he's right. This is a direct copy of Samsung's much better thought out one handed mode, rather than the half-assed copy called."reachability."

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30667; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not Apples feature though bro, and yes Samsungs approach is far better. The only thing I hate about one handed mode on my Note, is once you turn the phone off and back on, it's back to full screen. I'd like to see total control over that in the Note 6.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Clearly you are stupid.

5. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Wtf. Galaxy copied this features from apple

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You live in a fantasy world.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

I want some of what you're smoking.

12. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

its called cannabis

6. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

MIUI also does this. Great feature but I hardly ever use it.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Samsung version is still better than this one

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think Apple purposely didn't implement it exactly the way Samsung did in fear of being sued for it. At least with Samsung, even though its smaller, you still have 100% of the original content in front of you vs Apple where you lose 40% of the content on the screen. Very poorly done. Could be why also they didn't bring split-screen to the Plus models. I turned this feature off as it just isn't very useful if you have reasonably long fingers. In fact I dont think a lot of Galaxy device users even know about the feature.

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