How to Jump to the Top of An App Using This Simple Gesture

How to Quickly Scroll to the Top of Your iPhone Screen While Sparing Your Thumb

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Did you know that a simple iPhone gesture can save your thumb the workout of scrolling back to the top of most apps? Inside most apps with vertical scrolling, you can return to the top by tapping a specific portion of the screen. Here's how to quickly return to the top of an app on your iPhone and avoid thumb fatigue.

How to Quickly Jump to the Top of an App

  1. Tap the the center top of your iPhone screen.
  2. You will instantly jump to the top of your inbox, web page, or other app. ​

It's that simple! This works on nearly any app where you’ve scrolled down whether it be email, a playlist in music, etc. Now go give that poor thumb a massage.

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Sarah Kingsbury

Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.