Quickly scrolling to the top of the screen in iOS | iLounge Tips

Quickly scrolling to the top of the screen in iOS

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

iOS is known for its smooth scrolling, but sometimes all that swiping can be an annoyance when all you really want to is get back to the top of the screen—to access the address bar in Safari, for instance. It appears that Apple planned for this, as iOS has had a simple shortcut built-in since the days of the first iPhone that does precisely that. In nearly any app, you can tap the status bar—where the time lives—to instantly jump back to the top of a list or page, letting you get get where you need to go—no more wasted swipes.

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I used to swipe from the top bezel edge down to accomplish this, which was much easier to do. But since the introduction of the Notification Center, you can’t do that anymore. I find myself having to tap a couple times to hit the black bar just right to activate the scroll-to-top feature now.

Posted by Marcus on April 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

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That’s an awesome tip!  I had no idea! 

Thanks!

Posted by Marco White on May 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM (PDT)

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