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A Time-Saving iPhone Tip

iPhone Tip: How to Quickly Scroll to the Top of Any Screen

I love learning simple tips and tricks for my iPhone — even if they're things I feel I should have known! File this tip under "Things I wish I knew months ago."

Whether you're reading a ton of emails, in the middle of a very long text conversation or just deeply involved browsing apps, sometimes you find yourself at the bottom of a page having to scroll up, up, up to the top. It's annoying and time consuming. Turns out, Apple anticipated how frustrating this would be, and built in a simple feature to quickly reach the top of any application, message log, or browser window — just tap your iPhone's status bar (either on the clock, signal strength, or battery icon).

There's no special app needed — it works on any iPhone. I'm a little embarrassed I didn't know about it until now, but if you're anything like me, this quick hint will free up valuable minutes of your day.

CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 7 years
Thanks for sharing this tip!!!
kedawen kedawen 8 years
I use this a lot! :) Though sometimes my clumsy fingers hit the bar accidentally and I have to find my spot again. :D
T-S T-S 8 years
I definitely use that 100 times a day. I think I saw it on Apple's website on a ten tricks list or something. Wish you could scroll to the bottom, especially on sites like this where you have to wait for the page to load fifty comments before you can get to the comment box.
esmerb esmerb 8 years
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
This makes me very happy.
mek123 mek123 8 years
Learn something new every day, thanks for the tip.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I think I discovered this accidentally a while back, trying to tap a link at the top of the screen, accidentally hit the status bar and woosh, back to the top! It is very useful though.
kaitxo kaitxo 8 years
Wow, that was easy! Thanks for the very helpful tip. There have been countless times when this would have come in handy in the past!
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