Gesture Guide Iphone 4
The Iphone 4 makes use of the best pointing device known to man you finger with a series of special gestures on the Multi-Touch screen. It’s a shallow learning curve and only takes a short while to become proficient. Here’s your guide to mastering the gestures.
Selecting buttons. programs, songs and emails is all done with a simple tap of your finger. A single press and release on the screen wlth your fingertip is the same as single-clicking with a mouse on your computer. Don‘t daily with your finger too long. though. as this can change the meaning of your tap, such as when tapping on icons on the iPhone’s Home screen.
A purposeful upward or downward motion with your finger in constant contact with the screen will scroll through any list you see on your iPhone. It‘s slow but useful when precision scrolling is required Don’t forget you can also do a cheeky sideways scroll on some screens. such as books in iBooks. and also scroll through the A-Z alphabetical index. when it’s available.
You don’t have to waste time slowly scroling through lists. thanks to the handy flick gesture. Touch the screen with your fingertip then flick: it upward or downward to scrol through the list at breakneck speed. The flick will eventually grind to a halt. but if you see something you like. you can simply tap the screen onoe to stop the headlong charge immnediately.
Moving left and right is done with a sideways swipe. This is useful to switch between weather forecasts or photos, and can also be handy in lots of other apps. Swipe the album cover to the right when you’re listening to a track to return to the iPod browse lists. for example. when you’re looking at your inbox in Mail, swiping the subject of an email gives you the option to delete it.
One of the most visually impressive actions is the pinch. You can zoom in and out on any photo by pinching your fingers together (to zoom in) and opening them out again for the opposite effect it‘s not limited to photos. either-the pinch also works on web pages, emails and the iPhone’s Maps application lt‘s a great way to show off your iPhone. too!
Thanks to its built-in accelerometen the iPhone knows which way up you’re holding it and reacts accordingly. Switch the iPhone from portrait position to landscape in your hand and it adjusts the photo you’re looking at to the new orientation. This will also work in some other apps. including when you’re browsing web pages in Safari.