Basic Gestures

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Basic Gestures

Air Gestures

You can use gestures to take screenshots and scroll without touching the screen.

Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures > Air gestures, and ensure that Air scroll and Grabshot are enabled.

Air scroll

To air scroll, do the following:

Scroll down: Hold your hand half an arm's length away from the screen, with the palm of the hand facing the screen, and your fingers pointing upwards. After appears at the top of the screen, move your hand downwards to begin scrolling.

Scroll up: Hold your hand half an arm's length away from the screen, with the back of the hand facing the screen, and your fingers pointing downwards. After appears at the top of the screen, move your hand upwards to begin scrolling.

Take a grabshot

Place your hand half an arm's length away from the screen with the palm of the hand facing the screen, and wait for to appear at the top of the screen. Then close your fist to capture a screenshot.

System Navigation Gestures

Go to Settings > System & updates > System navigation and ensure that Gestures is selected.

Back

Swipe inward from the left or right edge to return to the previous screen.

Back to the home screen

Swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen.

View recent tasks

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold to view recent tasks.

Close an app

On the recent tasks screen, swipe up on an app preview to close the app.

Knuckle Gestures

Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures to enable Take screenshot, Record screen, and Split screen.

Take a screenshot

Knock twice on the screen with a knuckle to take a screenshot.

Take a scrollshot

Knock on the screen with a knuckle and draw an "S" to take a scrolling screenshot.

Capture part of the screen

Knock and draw an enclosed area with a knuckle to capture part of the screen.

Record screen

Knock twice on the screen with two knuckles to start or end a screen recording.

Split screen

Firmly draw a line across the screen with a knuckle to enter split-screen mode.

More Gestures

Split the screen

Swipe up on the screen with three fingers.

Access Home screen editing mode

Pinch two fingers together on the home screen.

Display the shortcut panel on the lock screen

Swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen.

Display the search bar

Swipe down on the home screen.

Open the notification panel

Swipe down from the status bar.

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