iPhone reachability

Why do the icons move down when I double tab on the home buttons?

iPhones (product)

Why do the icons on the screen move down when I double-swipe the iPhone’s Home button?

When you double swipe the home button this happens, what is this for?


Jason Yeaman, SME for all that encompasses iOS:

In an attempt to preserve one handed operation, (which was a human interface guideline priority for Apple), and still be able to placate the market with the larger displays that they craved, Apple introduced the ‘reachability’ function. By double tapping (not pressing)  on the biometric scanner/Home Button, the upper portion of the UI is lowered so that the user can have access to the upper most app icon row while still only using one hand.

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