iPhone 7 Plus: Tips For Small Hands + Recommended Accessories
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 enamoured. 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!
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.
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!
- 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.
Have any tips for iPhone 7 Plus owners with small hands? Or tips in general like favourite apps, etc? Share in the comments!
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