1. flapadlr's Avatar
    The reason for this thread is that I can't reach the back, Windows or Search buttons while using my 1520 with 1 hand. There are plenty of times I don't want to type anything, I just want to use one of those buttons and poke around on the phone.

    I have tried hooking my pinky finger under the bottom of the phone for stability but the phone is too top heavy or put another wasy my fingers are not long enough to keep it stable.

    Am I missing a special salute? :) Or should I stretch my fingers?

    Is this a common issue?

    ​Ivan
    09-29-2014 07:41 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I think the answer for that class of device could very well be "you don't."
    RumoredNow and qbnkelt like this.
    09-29-2014 09:02 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think the answer for that class of device could very well be "you don't."
    I almost posted that exact advice earlier... But I've never been in the habit of "one handing" any phone. What do I know?
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-29-2014 09:52 PM
  4. bozza72's Avatar
    like this i can just reach back & home key with my thumb, but if i need to reach stuff at the top of the screen i go 2 handed

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    xandros9 and Captains like this.
    09-29-2014 10:01 PM
  5. Dratwister's Avatar
    Unless you have a big hand then I don't think you should use one hand for a phablet.
    Actually :)) I don't think you should use any phone with one hand for safety purpose :))
    RumoredNow and xandros9 like this.
    09-30-2014 01:29 AM
  6. psoham777's Avatar
    Well sometimes I type with 2 hands, sometimes with 1, when I use wordflow keyboard. I agree a phablet is too big for many of them. I don't have huge hands but still quite comfortable to type with 1 hand.(I have 1320)
    09-30-2014 01:38 AM
  7. clitrenta's Avatar
    I guess what I'd like to know is WHY people are consumed with using their phone one-handed? I never have and don't have a desire too. First off, it feels unnatural. I can't hold my phone as tight as I like to and still do what I want. Perhaps that's why people drop their phones all the time. If you hold it with one hand and type with the other, the chance of dropping it are much smaller I would think. Just sayin.......
    RumoredNow and DragonM like this.
    09-30-2014 08:46 AM
  8. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    I hold mine with my pinky hooked under the bottom of the phone and my other three fingers fanned out on the back. My index finger is right on the flash LED. Keeps the phone fairly stabile and I can use my thumb to scroll, tap and use the Home and Back buttons. The apps I use most are pinned to the left side of the screen for easier reach. It also helps that I have a case that adds a bit of grip so the phone doesn't slide in my palm quite as easily.
    09-30-2014 09:17 AM
  9. Felix Bank's Avatar
    Yep, my pinkie supports the bottom of the phone, 3 fingers spread over the back, and thumb everything, although I can reach the back button with a little adjustment. I'll use my other thumb if needed. When I use WordFlow I'll hold the phone with my thumb near the sim slot, index finger near camera lens, and the other three fingers on the other side of the phone. Then use my index on the other hand to slide.
    Last edited by Felix Bank; 09-30-2014 at 12:00 PM.
    09-30-2014 09:32 AM
  10. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I hold mine in my big meaty man claw
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    09-30-2014 09:39 AM
  11. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    The reason for this thread is that I can't reach the back, Windows or Search buttons while using my 1520 with 1 hand. There are plenty of times I don't want to type anything, I just want to use one of those buttons and poke around on the phone.

    I have tried hooking my pinky finger under the bottom of the phone for stability but the phone is too top heavy or put another wasy my fingers are not long enough to keep it stable.

    Am I missing a special salute? :) Or should I stretch my fingers?

    Is this a common issue?

    ​Ivan
    Unfortunately, with the 1520, I had to retrain myself to use two hands - which was no big deal...
    09-30-2014 10:51 AM
  12. jfa1's Avatar
    I have mine in the Kreusell Malmo cover case and I have my left hand pinkie finger between the camera button and the bottom corner of the case and my other three fingers gong up the case avoiding the power, and volume buttons and my thumb on the left side. I can use my left thumb to tap messaging outlook mail and calendar, and shift the phone over to the left to tap phone with my left index finger Those are what I use the most.
    09-30-2014 02:43 PM
  13. rpac78's Avatar
    I have my butler hold it in front of my while I type with one hand and hold my cup of tea with the other.
    09-30-2014 04:15 PM
  14. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    Also, I've trained myself to place the 1520 on a resting surface eg table, as much as possible, rather than holding it, while operating the 1520.
    10-01-2014 03:02 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Although I didn't have it for long, I was able to use it one-handed with no issues. It helps to have meat hooks the size of mine.
    10-01-2014 03:16 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I guess what I'd like to know is WHY people are consumed with using their phone one-handed? I never have and don't have a desire too. First off, it feels unnatural. I can't hold my phone as tight as I like to and still do what I want. Perhaps that's why people drop their phones all the time. If you hold it with one hand and type with the other, the chance of dropping it are much smaller I would think. Just sayin.......
    A lot of us started with Palm Treos and BlackBerries back in the day and it was very important to be able to use them with one hand because of the myriad navigational tools, scroll wheels, etc. It's not a fetish, it's just that old habits die hard.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-01-2014 03:19 PM
  17. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    The biggest fault of the larger devices is the lack of fully thought out strategies for one-handed use.

    iOS 8′s one-handed mode shows off Apple’s bad design | Pocketnow
    10-02-2014 10:33 AM
  18. lenspen2999's Avatar
    1) grow your thumb nail for extra 2 inches.
    2) turn on the Lumia 1520 high sensitivity option.
    10-03-2014 09:52 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    1) grow your thumb nail for extra 2 inches.
    2) turn on the Lumia 1520 high sensitivity option.
    More nail probably won't help, sadly.
    10-04-2014 03:57 PM

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