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How to use the New and Improved Swipe Gestures in iOS 7

Description: The following support document explains the three main new and updates swiping operations available in iOS 7. In iOS 7, Apple introduced new swiping operations. This includes the Control Center, a cluster of mini-applications and easily accessible settings that provide access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, brightness and a variety of other applications in a single location; the Notifications Pane, a notification/alert window; and the Search utility, a search tool to search for files and apps dynamically on your screen home screen. Below are the three new swiping operations.

  1. Swipe UPWARDS from the bottom of your screen to open the Control Center. From here, at the bottom of the page, you can tap on a corresponding icon to either enable/disable a setting (e.g. Wi-Fi connectivity) or open an app (e.g. Calculator).
    iPad Homescreen
  2. Swipe DOWNWARDS from the top of the screen to see your new notification pane. Here, you will see all of your app notifications, such as a new e-mail or text message, app updates and other alerts and notifications.
    iPad Notification Pane
  3. From the middle of the screen, swipe DOWNWARDS. This will open up the new Search utility. At the top of the screen, you can search for any files, apps or contact information from the home screen.
    iPad Search and Keyboard