Daily Tip: How to navigate through your home screens in three different ways
New to iPhone or iPad and wondering how to quickly navigate through your home screens, if you have multiple pages of apps and folders? Well the good news is, there are three different ways to do this, which means you'll likely find at least one that suits you. We’ll show you how, after the break!
There are three ways to easily switch between your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone home screens.
The way most common way to switch between pages is by swiping across your home screen from right to left (or left to right depending on which way you need to go).
If you have an aversion to swiping, you can tap the bottom right or left corner of the screen, between the bottom row of apps and just above the dock. This takes you to the next screen depending on where you touch it. This way is probably the worst way of getting to different home screens, as it is a little hit and miss.
Looking at the bottom of your home screen, just above your four dock icons, you will see a very small magnifying glass and a series of circles. Each circle represents a home screen. If you click carefully on one of the circle outlines, it will take you to the next home screen. The filled in white circle represents the screen you are on; so if you click to the left it will move back a screen and to the right forward a screen. Incidentally, if you touch the magnifying glass you are taken to the search screen.
So there you have it, three simple ways of navigating around your home screens. If you have any other home screen tips for us, let us know in the comments!
Tips of the day will range from beginner-level 101 to advanced-level ninjary. If you already know this tip, keep the link handy as a quick way to help a friend. If you have a tip of your own you’d like to suggest, add them to the comments or send them in to email@example.com. (If it’s especially awesome and previously unknown to us, we’ll even give ya a reward…)
Have something to say about this story? Share your comments below! Need help with something else? Submit your question!