A quick demo of Reachability in Windows 10 Mobile TP Build 10136 on the Lumia 1520 (video)

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Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview Build 10136 includes a new feature which seems to be a direct copy of Apple’s last innovation last year – Reachability.

In Windows Phone this means you can Press and hold the Start button and your screen will slide down so you can reach items at the top of your screen.

To get back to default position, users can tap the black space at the top of the screen, or press and hold the Start button again.

The feature is only available on devices larger than 5 inches, and seems to be Microsoft’s concession to those users complaining about reduced one handed usage on Windows 10 Mobile vs Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone fan aakash006sharma has posted the above screen shots and the video below showing the feature in action. It appears to work very well, making us wish it was available on slightly smaller devices like the Lumia 930 also.

Thanks aakash006sharma for the submission.

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