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Version: 6.0

Touch screen gestures

Take a moment to learn the common gestures that you can use on the touch screen.

Wake up your device

Tap the screen twice.


Screen showing a finger tapping an item.

Select items

Do any of the following:

  • To select an item, tap it. If the item can be opened, it opens.
  • To select multiple items, such as photos that you want to share or email messages that you want to delete, touch and hold one item. Tap more items. To clear an item, tap it again.

Screen showing a finger tapping an item.

Scroll or move between items

Slide your finger to scroll through a list or move between items, such as photos.


Screen showing a finger moving upward.

Screen showing a finger moving to the right.

Check your notifications

You can check your latest notifications (for example, email messages and text messages) at any time.

Swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap a notification to open it or pull down to see more notifications.


Screen showing a finger starting at the top of the screen and moving downward.

Open Quick Settings

You can open Quick Settings to turn on or turn off common settings such as Wi-Fi and airplane mode.

Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.


Screen showing two fingers starting at the top of the screen and moving downward.

Open an app

You can open one of three default apps from anywhere on your device.

Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. Move your finger over the app that you want to open. Lift your finger.


Screen showing a finger starting at the bottom of the screen and moving upward.

Use a slider

If a slider appears on your screen, you can progress through a file, such as a song or video, or adjust a setting, such as the screen brightness.

Drag the slider handle to the right or left.


Screen showing a finger moving a slider handle to the right.

Zoom in to or zoom out from the screen

If you want to see something in more detail, such as a photo or part of a map, you can magnify the image.

To zoom in, slide two fingers apart.


Screen showing two fingers moving apart from each other.

To zoom out, slide two fingers together.

Tip: In some cases, you can tap twice to zoom in or zoom out.


Screen showing two fingers moving toward each other.