By now, we’ve all had our hands and/or eyes swiped with our hands or eyes to check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram News Feed or other apps.
Swiping on a smartphone can feel like you’re trying to get at a button or tap.
And, at times, that’s a little awkward, especially when the gesture is made while typing.
The problem is that if you have a swipe gesture activated on the back of your hand, that gesture doesn’t actually move the hands at all, so it’s just a bit of an awkward experience to get to your fingers.
That’s where a “swipe” gesture comes in.
The first time you use a swipe in Android, you can activate the gesture by pressing on the right-side edge of the home screen, or by tapping the screen.
Then, tap the icon in the middle of the screen and hold down your thumb.
That will activate a swipe with the left hand.
It’s similar to how a swiper works in iOS.
The two apps can work together to swipe, so the two actions are really interchangeable.
If you’ve got an Android phone with a “Swipe” icon, you’ll have to tap the right side edge of your home screen to activate the swipe gesture.
In iOS, the same gesture will activate the home swipe gesture, so you’ll want to activate it first.
If your phone has a swipe lock feature, it’s a similar story.
Tap on the screen to unlock your phone, then swipe up with the right hand to unlock the phone.
In Android, swipe up and hold to unlock with the center finger.
You’ll now be able to use the phone as a switcher.