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Touch gestures

Use touch gestures to get around the Home screen, open apps, scroll through lists, and more.


  • Tap the screen with your finger when you want to select onscreen items such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons.
  • After you've scrolled down a long list or screen (in apps such as Mail and People), tap the status bar to jump straight to the top of your screen.

Press and hold

To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a webpage), just press and hold the item.

Swipe or slide

Quickly swipe your finger horizontally across the screen to go to other Home screen panels. Swipe vertically to scroll through a list, document, and more.


Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to drag. While dragging, don't release your finger until you have reached the target position.


Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quicker strokes, such as when moving right and left on the Home screen, or flicking through a contacts or message list.

Press and flick

On the Home screen, you can easily move a widget or icon from one screen to another.

Press and hold the widget or icon with one finger, and flick the screen to the new location with another finger.

Slide with two fingers

In some apps, like Gallery, Messages, Mail, or the web browser, slide two fingers apart to zoom in when viewing a picture or text.

Slide two fingers together to zoom out of the picture or text.

Two-finger swipe

Swipe down from the status bar using two fingers to access Quick Settings.
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