Gestures & navigation

Gestures & navigation

Control your device by making specific movements with your hand.

  1. The Multi-Touch screen displays a wealth of info, entertainment, and creativity, all at your fingertips. A few simple gestures tap, drag, swipe, and pinch are all you need to explore and use iPhone apps.
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  2. Tap an App to open it.
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  3. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.
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  4. Swipe left or right to see other screens.
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  5. Double-click the Home button to view running apps, favorites, and recently accessed contacts.
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  6. Swipe left or right to see more.
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  7. To switch to another app, tap it.
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  8. If an app isn't working properly, you can force it to quit in the multi-tasking display by swiping up. Then try opening it again.
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  9. Stretch a photo, webpage, or map for a close-up then pinch to zoom back out.
    Note: In Photos, keep pinching to see the collection or album the photo's in.
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  10. Or double-tap a photo or webpage to zoom in, and double-tap again to zoom out.
    Note: In Maps, double-tap to zoom in and tap once with two fingers to zoom out.
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  11. To lock the screen in portrait orientation, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Center, and then tap the Lock rotation button.
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  12. To Arrange apps, touch and hold any app on the Home screen until it jiggles, then drag apps around.
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  13. Drag an app to the edge of the screen to move it to a different Home screen, or to the Dock at the bottom of the screen.
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  14. Press the Home button to save your arrangement.
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  15. To Create a new Home screen, while arranging apps, drag an app to the right edge of the last Home screen.
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  16. The dots above the Dock show how many Home screens you have, and which one you're viewing.
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  17. To Create a folder, while arranging apps, drag one app onto another.
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  18. Tap the name of the folder to rename it.
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  19. Drag apps to add or remove them.
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  20. Press the Home button when you finish.
    Note: You can have multiple pages of apps in a folder.
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  21. To Delete a folder, drag out all the apps the folder deletes automatically.
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  22. To Start over, go to Settings.
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  23. Tap General.
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  24. Tap Reset.
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  25. Tap Reset Home Screen Layout to return the Home screen and apps to their original layout.
    Note: Folders are removed and the original wallpaper is restored.
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