Instantly Scroll to the Top of a Web Page, App, or Screen in iOS

Apr 21, 2012 - 8 Comments

Instantly Scroll to Top in iOS

The next time you’re scrolled far down on a web page in Safari, at the bottom of a Contacts list, deep in Mail, or just buried down the screen of any other iOS app, simply tap on the title bar clock in iOS to immediately scroll to the top of the screen.

This is one of those tips that is hard to live without as it’s much faster than manually sliding on the screen to return to the top of a lengthy web page or list. The feature works the same on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is supported by all Apple apps and most third party iOS apps too.

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Posted by: William Pearson in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Bill H says:

    It would be great to see this feature added to Safari on the Mac.

  2. Nick says:

    The location of the Search box in the iPhone’s address book all of a sudden makes sense. I kept missing the icon for it with my chubby fingers…

  3. Well blow me down. Thank you for that one!

  4. skzskz says:

    what about instant scroll tO the bottom of the page? nothing apart the endless sliding ?

  5. Jurgen Gerhardt says:

    Thanks for that hint. It’ll really make my life easier!

  6. MickM says:

    Great tip – but it does suck that there’s no equivalent for scroll to bottom. A good way to implement that would be to tap on the clock to go all the way in the last scroll direction, and if you haven’t scrolled yet, i.e. you’re at the top, then it takes you to the opposite end.

  7. Mcmach says:

    Thankyou for that one. And I was cursing apple every time I had to scroll back up to the search field especially in contacts.

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