Learn basic gestures to interact with iPad
Control iPad and its apps using a few simple gestures—tap, swipe, scroll, and zoom.
Tap. Touch one finger lightly on the screen.
Swipe. Move one finger across the screen quickly.
Scroll. Move one finger across the screen without lifting. For example, in Photos, you can drag a list up or down to see more. Swipe to scroll quickly; touch the screen to stop scrolling.
Zoom. Place two fingers on the screen near each other. Spread them apart to zoom in, or move them toward each other to zoom out.
You can also double-tap a photo or webpage to zoom in, and double-tap again to zoom out.
In Maps, double-tap and hold, then drag up to zoom in or drag down to zoom out.