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

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.

Top Image Credit: d8nn /

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.How-ToTip of the DayTroubleshootingUtilities
Sarah Kingsbury's picture

Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.