iPod nano (6th generation): Multi-Touch gestures

The Multi-Touch screen on iPod nano (6th generation) responds to your finger gestures. Use the following gestures to use the features on iPod nano.

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Tap and Double-tap

Tap an icon to activate it, or to select an item in a menu or list.


Tap a photo twice quickly to zoom in, then double-tap again to quickly zoom out.



Touch and hold

Touch and hold anywhere on the screen (except on an icon or control) to return to the Home screen. Touch and hold an icon to rearrange icons on the Home screens - when the icons begin to jiggle, drag them into a new order, then press the Sleep/Wake button to save.




Swipe sideways to move to the next or previous screen.




Drag over scrubber bars or sliders to move their controls.



Flick your finger quickly up or down to scroll rapidly. You can wait for scrolling to stop, or touch anywhere on the screen to stop it immediately. Touching the screen won't choose or activate anything. 

In some lists, such as Playlists, you can flick down to show editing controls at the top.



You can rotate the screen so it's easier to see when you clip iPod nano to something. Place two fingers on the screen and rotate in the direction you want the screen to move, until the screen faces the way you want.

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