iPhone 11 Gestures
Doing Things Faster on Your iPhone 11 Using Gestures.
I would be describing how you would achieve some functionalities by using some gestures. So here I would be explaining to you how to use gestures to go home, switch between apps, invoke Siri, your Control Panel, and so on. The gestures for the iOS 13 have been greatly improved, so whether you’re a new iPhone user or a veteran user, you might still need some help understanding some of the new gestures.
Going back to Your Home Screen
To back to your home screen wherever you are on your iPhone 11. From the gesture area at the bottom edge of your screen, swipe your finger up your phone display. If you are not a new iPhone user, you should find this gesture to be quite like how you would typically bring up the Control Center. Now that we know how to return to the home screen from any point on our iPhone, we can explore other functionalities without going to that particular setting
Switching Between Apps on Your iPhone 11
On earlier versions on the iPhone, you would have to bring up the fast app switcher for you to swipe from one app to the other on your iPhone. With the new iPhone 11 and the iPhone XS, all you would do is to swipe correctly, and you would swiftly move between apps. Most times, this should work smoothly, but some older apps might have some glitches, so try to run an update all apps to their latest versions. To switch apps, place your finger on the gesture area at the bottom of your iPhone screen and swipe left to right or from right to left.
Swiping from left to right takes you back to previously opened apps, while the right to left swipe takes you to more recently opened apps. This means that once you stop, the last app you opened would be your most recent app, and you can only swipe backward.
Using the Fast App Switcher for Multitasking
If the basic swiping is not so efficient for you to move between apps, then the fast app switcher would provide you with more flexibility and help you stay organized. It also makes it easier to close apps you no longer use. If you’re an old iPhone user who is not used to the iOS 13, you might think all you have to do is double-tap the home button or use the 3D touch swipe to bring up the fast app switcher, but these methods are not going to work as there is a gesture to bring up your multitasking interface.
To use the gesture, touch the gesture area at the bottom of your iPhone 11 screen with your finger, then swipe up gently and pause. You don’t have to swipe entirely to the top of your screen, just a little way up, and it should work. You also don’t have to swipe fast like you want to flip, this would take you to the home button. Try it a few more times, and it will become second nature, it’s quite simple. Slide up gently, pause for a moment, and your fast app switcher would pop up.
Once you are in the fast app switcher, you can quickly purge any apps you no longer want open. To do this, simply swipe up on any app you want to close, and it’ll be gone. You can also close multiple apps, all you would do is to place a finger on each app and then swipe them all up to close.
Staying in Control with the Control Panel
For users who are not new to the iPhone, you would find the multitasking gesture to be similar to how you would usually open the control panel in older iPhone versions. With the iOS 13, things have changed a little, so to open your Control Panel, your finger should be placed on the top right corner of your iPhone display and swipe down.
The gesture for opening your Notifications is like that of the Control Panel, only that instead of swiping from the top right corner of your iPhone display, you would have to swipe from the top left corner. If you’re wondering how far is right or left when swiping from the top, you can use your iPhone notch as the boundary.