Annoying swishing sound when I navigate apps on the Home screen

iOS and iPadOS

I reset my iPhone 8+ to reset all settings and since then I hear a swishing sound when I move from app to app in my Home screens. I can not remember where to turn it off. 3 years ago, after just receiving my iPhone 6S the same thing happened and somebody on this forum provided me with the answer. Assistance again will be much appreciated.



Submitted by Lee on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hi, Maybe that is reachability? If so you can switch this off under settings, general accessibility. Swipe through the options there and you'll find a toggle button. Note this is not inside the VO settings this is just under Accessibility itself. HTH

Submitted by chris R on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

That sounds like it might be reachability. Annoyed the hell out of me when it first happened to me.
Go to settings/general/accessibility and turn Reachability off.
Edit woops I see this has already been posted. That will teach me to post before reading the comments.

Submitted by BlackCat on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In reply to by Lee

Hello again
Reachability under settings, General and accessibility was the problem. I turned it off. Thanks a tun to both of you for your assistance.

Submitted by gailisaiah on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I turned this setting off too. So what is reachability anyway?

Submitted by Lee on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hi, Basically if you have a large screen you use reachability to draw everything down from the top of the screen. So in theory you can reach all icons with say one hand. Certainly on iPhone 8 and below double tap without pressing the home button and it starts reachability double tap the home button again and it puts the phone back to normal. I have an 8 so not sure if that is what/how it works on the later phones.