Three finger swipe not working in safari

iOS & iPadOS

I just noticed that the three finger swipe isn't working to go back to the previous page in Safari. I haven't seen this bug before today. Has anyone else noticed this?



Submitted by OlderAvacado on Friday, June 3, 2016

I've never used that gesture to go back in Safari, so I can't say for sure. However, a four finger single tap on the top half of the page will put VoiceOver focus directly on the back button. Then you just have to double-tap to go back.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, June 3, 2016

It's not a 3 finger swipe. It's actually a 2 finger scrub back. If you want to scroll the screen ` try a 3 finger swipe up and down If ti appears not to work touch the screen on the page and then swipe up and down with 3 fingers.

Submitted by Louise on Friday, June 3, 2016

Oh gee, I guess people can only answer the question I ask. I mis-spoke. I meant that the two finger swipe gesture doesn't appear to be working in Safari. This is on the iPhone 6 S Plus. I'm all up to date on the ios but just noticed last evening, while browsing AppleVis, that theis very useful gesture isn't working.

Any ideas on my now properly posed question would be very much appreciated.


Submitted by Dave Nason on Friday, June 3, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi. Sorry but it's working fine for me on my 6S. Is it working ok for you in other apps?