iPhone 7 Plus: Tips For Small Hands + Recommended Accessories

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One day, about a month ago, my dear old iPhone 6 didn’t turn on. Gasp. Cries. Freaks out. I tried everything but alas, my phone wouldn’t turn on. I went all zen mode and just tried to charge my phone and then went to bed. The next morning I went to the Apple store first thing and they told me that my phone was dead. There was nothing I could do other than to buy a new one. So there I was in the Apple store deciding on what new model to get. Should I get the iPhone 7? The iPhone 7 Plus?

I messaged my cousin from one of the laptops at Apple and she said she liked her iPhone 7. I had been deciding on whether to upgrade to the 6 Plus previously but held off because I have the smallest hands known to man. When I was in Madrid last fall, I met a photographer at Palacio Cristal who had a new iPhone 7 Plus. He showed me its new portrait mode and I was kind of enamored. Would I be able to handle such a big phone in my baby hands?!!!!! I wanted to get a phone with a really good camera so I could potentially travel with less gear!

Iphone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

A photo shot in my iPhone 7 Plus’ portrait mode. Untouched!

So I left Apple and drove to my local T-Mobile store with whom I have had a plan with for the last 3.5 years or so (I love their worldwide data plan). I didn’t want to buy my new phone outright so I went with a monthly plan. I decided I was going to bite the bullet and get the iPhone 7 Plus. A few friends had the 6 Plus and they shared some tips on how to handle it even with petite hands.

Iphone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Another photo in portrait mode. No edits!

After I left the T-Mobile shop I drove over to Target to look for a case. I was going to buy something to cover my phone but this isn’t going to be the permanent case. I always take a while reading reviews and finding the best accessories that will work for me and my lifestyle. I just had to get something right away because, in the past, I have dropped my brand new uncased phone on the cement right out of the store. Sad horns. I then proceeded to head home and go to Amazon to buy a glass screen protector. I dropped my iPhone 6 and shattered the screen and had it replaced so I know the value of a good screen protector.

I’ve had the phone for about a month and a half now and I wanted to share my thoughts and some tips!

iPhone 7 Plus Tips For People With Small Hands

  • Definitely get Apple Care or insurance with your cellular company. I have the insurance plan with T-Mobile so I skipped the Apple Care because it also allows me to upgrade to the next phone when new models come out. I am not that person anymore that upgrades with every new model though but I like having insurance because I’m clumsy.
  • Get a good case for your phone. As I have mentioned several times, I am clumsy. If I didn’t have a case, my iPhone 7 Plus would be dinged up and/or broken just after a few days. I like Lifeproof cases because they can make your phone Waterproof which is great if you want to take it into the pool or out snowboarding/skiing!
  • Lifeproof Case | www.rtwgirl.com
    Get a glass screen protector! My iPhone 7 Plus has a curved edge so if I dropped it, it would definitely shatter easily. I ordered a couple on Amazon already and so far I’m happy with this brand.
  • And because I have small hands, to handle my large sized phone I need a grip and a stand. Well, I don’t but it makes typing easier. Someone once gifted me a Pop Socket for my phone/tablet and they were great. I stuck it on my iPhone 6 and it was great for one-handed typing as well as resting it so I could view it while exercising or laying around. 

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And there you have it! Tips for people with small hands who want to get the iPhone 7 Plus (or even 6 Plus for that matter)!

Have any tips for iPhone 7 Plus owners with small hands? Or tips in general like favorite apps, etc? Share in the comments!


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Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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