Here’s a summary of key VoiceOver gestures:
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- Tap: Speak item.
- Flick right or left: Select the next or previous item.
- Flick up or down: Depends on the Rotor Control setting. See “Rotor Control” on
- Two-finger tap: Stop speaking the current item.
- Two-finger flick up: Read all from top of screen
- Two-finger flick down: Read all from current position.
- Two-finger “scrub”: Move two fingers back and forth three times quickly (making a “z”) to dismiss an alert or go back to the previous screen.
- Three-finger flick up or down: Scroll one page at a time.
- Three-finger flick right or left: Go to the next or previous page (such as the Home Screen, Stocks, or Safari).
- Three-finger tap: Speak the scroll status (which page or rows are visible).
- Four-finger flick up: Select the first element on the screen.
- Four-finger flick down: Select the last element on the screen.
- Double-tap: Activate selected item.
- Split-tap: An alternative to selecting an item and double-tapping is to touch an item with one finger, then tap the screen with another to activate an item.
- Touch an item with one finger, tap the screen with another finger (“split-tapping”): Activate item.
- Double-tap and hold (1 second) + standard gesture: Use a standard gesture. The double-tap and hold gesture tells iPhone to interpret the subsequent gesture as standard. For example, you can double-tap and hold, then without lifting your finger, drag your finger to slide a switch.
- Two-finger double tap: Answer or end a call. Play or pause in iPod, YouTube, Voice Memos, or Photos. Take a photo (Camera). Start or pause recording in Camera or Voice Memos. Start or stop the stopwatch.
- Three-finger double tap: Mute or unmute VoiceOver.
- Three-finger triple tap: Turn the display on or off.