One-Handed Mode – Moving the entire screen down to a smaller window

[App] One-Handed Mode

One-Handed ModeOne-Handed Mode by XDA-Developers is the first and only app that replicates the iOS Reachability feature without requiring root access or a custom ROM.

One-Handed Mode lets you reach your status bar and action bar of any app without having to stretch your hand. It does this by moving the entire screen down to a smaller window.

This app uses a floating, movable bubble that toggles One-Handed Mode whenever it is pressed.


Show bubble on boot
Automatically adjust DPI to better fit screen contents
Customize One-Handed Mode window, support for left-handed window
Drag to dismiss bubble
Disables One-Handed Mode on lock screen, when pressing home button, or when in landscape mode


Many applications are not fully compatible with One-Handed Mode, and will show a large blank space between the status bar and the window. This happens because those applications are not built for a variable screen size, and is a limitation of Android itself and not our app. We recommend that you do not customize the One-Handed Mode window so you can avoid this problem for the most part.

One-Handed Mode user reviews :

Great app, an intent is required so we can map it to hardware buttons (I intend to map it instead of the Assistant using Home Launcher). Thanks for bringing one of the few things that I was missing from Windows Phone to Android. Edit: Thanks for the answer, I saw a new update was pushed today, but I cannot seem to be able to find a new intent for the app? Has it been added or should I expect it in the next update? Thanks.
  • XDA October 29, 2017
  • Hi Valentin, Thanks for the feedback. We are working on adding several new features to provide users more options to toggle one handed mode. One of those options is indeed an intent. Keep a look out for the next update!

This app is awesome! I was bummed out when I discovered there was no one handed mode for the HTC u11 after I purchased it, but this app solves that issue for me. A+ you can always rely on XDA

App looks like good but I have question. Does sending adb commands like write secure settings over pc voids my warranty?
  • XDA October 29, 2017
  • Hi Salih, No, your warranty will not be voided by sending an ADB command. Cheers!
Love this app. Made my Zenfone 3 zoom a lot more usable. Never stop xda I love you and have since the HTC hero days.
  • XDA October 29, 2017
  • Thank you very much for the kind words!
Great app! I love XDA a lot!! If I’m rooted, will some apps (like Google Drive and Keep) work better? Also, I would like to swipe from the edge right to left on screen to access this feature. Or remap my home key to access by double tapping it. Anyways thanks a lot for this app.
  • XDA October 30, 2017
  • Hi Rafael, Thanks for the feedback. In our next stable release we will include an intent, Quick Setting tile, and a launcher shortcut so you’ll have more ways to start one handed mode.

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