To activate the grabber, simply locate the sleeve in the middle of the cane shaft. Slide the plastic sleeve up towards the handle until it clicks into place. As you do this, the trigger will emerge from the handle. Then simply squeeze the trigger to grab an item. To tuck the grabber away, squeeze the trigger and slide the sleeve down until it clicks back into place. Once the grabber is tucked away, you are ready to use the Reacher-Grasper Cane as a walking aid again.