Reachability is a new feature in iOS 8 that gives iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users a more comfortable way to access their screens with one hand; users of older devices can unlock Reachability with a jailbreak tweak called ReachAll. Simply tapping twice on the Touch ID sensor will move whatever interface that you're in down to the bottom of the display to make it easier to touch with one hand.

If you want to gain more control over the user interface of Reachability, then it may be worth your time to check out a new free jailbreak tweak called reachabilityUnlocked by iOS developer Ruslan Ardashev.

This tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few options to your liking so that you can control how and when Reachability is opened. We'll take you through the options that you can configure below:



Among the options you can configure, you can choose how many taps of the Touch ID sensor it will take to open Reachability (1, 2, 3, or 4), enable or disable the animation when opening Reachability to save time or keep it looking pretty, adjust the time duration that Reachability will be open for before closing automatically, and the allowable time between taps that will be registered or ignored. When you make changes to these settings, it's a good idea to respring, which is why a respring button is added to the preference pane for you.

If you're interested in giving reachabilityUnlocked a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak requires iOS 8 to be installed, as well as a device with Reachability functionality. The developer has also made the tweak open source, so you can view the source code on GitHub at this link.

Name: reachabilityUnlocked
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0-5
Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2, Reachability functionality
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: Ruslan Ardashev
Editor's Rating:  4/5