Below is a listing of iOS finger gestures arranged by gesture type. All
text, single document. Verified in iOS 10, using VoiceOver Practice;
The most direct method of navigation is to lightly drag a finger around on
the screen and listen to what it touches. VoiceOver will speak everything
Use thumb and forefinger, like turning a knob on the surface, to choose
different Rotor settings and navigation modes. The Rotor can be turned in
both directions. Use 1 Finger flick up and down, to adjust each setting or
to navigate in the chosen mode.
You can also place a finger from one hand on the screen, then drag a finger
from the other hand around it in a circular motion and it will turn the
Flick Right or Left
1 Finger: move focus to next or previous item.
2 Fingers: not mapped.
3 Fingers: scroll left or right one page.
4 Fingers: switch to next or previous running app.
Flick Up or Down
1 Finger Up/Down: move focus to next or previous item using Rotor setting.
Or change the status of the current Rotor setting.
2 Fingers Down:, read page starting at selected item.
2 Fingers Up: read page starting at top.
3 Fingers Up/Down: scroll up or down one page.
3 Fingers Down when VoiceOver Focus is in the Status Bar: loads Notification
3 Fingers Up when VoiceOver Focus is in the Status Bar: loads Control
4 Fingers: not mapped.
1 Finger: select an item without activating.
2 Fingers: if VoiceOver is speaking, pauses and resumes speaking.
3 Fingers: speak page numbers or rows being displayed.
4 Fingers Near Top: move to first element on the screen (usually top-left
4 Fingers Near Bottom: move to last element on the screen (usually
bottom-right corner element).
1 Finger: activate the selected item.
2 Fingers: stop and start the current activity. Answers or hangs up a call,
pauses or resumes a video or music, plus others. See VoiceOver practice.
3 Fingers: toggles speech on and off.
4 Fingers: toggles VoiceOver help on or off.
1 Finger: double tap the selected item.
2 Fingers: activate Item Chooser.
3 Fingers: toggles Screen Curtain on and off.
4 Fingers: not mapped.
Unique Gestures & Tips
Quadruple Tap with 3 Fingers: copy last spoken phrase to the clipboard.
Double Tap with 1 Finger and Hold: drags the selected item. On the Home
screen, move, edit or delete apps. In text, pop-up window with editing
Double Tap with 2 Fingers and Hold: set a custom label.
Split Tap: place a finger on the selected item, then tap anywhere with
another finger to activate the selection.
Activate Anywhere: when an item is selected, you can double-tap anywhere on
the screen to activate the item. No need to tap directly on the item.
2 Finger Scrub: like drawing a 'Z' with both fingers close together.
Dismisses alerts or goes back one screen.
2 Finger Double Tap: when editing text in any field or app, starts and stops
One Finger Double Tap and Drag: adjust a slider to a new position.
Triple Click Home Button: turns VoiceOver on and off (can be customized in
App Switcher: double-click the Home button to access all running apps; 1
finger flick left or right to move between the apps; double-tap an app with
1 finger to switch to that app; 3 finger flick up to quit a running app.
2 Finger Pinch Open: select text.
2 Finger Pinch Close: unselect text.
4 Finger Tap Near Right Side of Screen: move focus to next app.
4 Finger Tap Near Left Side of Screen: move focus to previous app.
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