One of the more convenient ways of navigating around on your iOS device is to use swipe gestures. While this should be an intuitive process, especially after you master the gestures themselves, the discoverability of said gestures is not always as easy as it should be. We’ve collected (5) of the more popular gestures, with quick explanations on how to activate them.
Delete a message in Mail
To delete an email message, swipe from right to left on each message in your inbox you want to delete. In addition, when you make your initial swipe you will be presented with a “More” option as well as the trash. At this point you can further dive into Mail to, Reply, Forward or Flag the email message as well as Mark as Unread, Move to your Junk Folder or any other sub-folder you have in your inbox.
Go back in Mail
To go back to a previous command while in Mail, swipe left to right from the edge of your screen. You will notice that while performing this gesture you will actually be able to “peek” at what your last screen was as you are swiping.
To open Spotlight search, swipe down with your finger or stylus from any location on the Home screen. As you do so, the search window box will appear at the top of your screen. Continuing this motion will prompt your keyboard on your iOS device to appear at the bottom of the screen, unless you are already connected to a Bluetooth keyboard.
iMessage time stamps
If the individual you are having an iMessage conversation with does not have the read/receipt time stamp turned on, or you would like to see timestamps for each and every dialogue bubble in your iMessage conversation, all you have to do is touch any one of the iMessage bubbles and drag them to the left. The time-stamps will appear until you release your finger from contact with the screen.
Lastly, you can view all of your saved weather locations at once by pinching to see a collapsed view. In addition, at this point you can also re-order the locations, by dragging them up or down the list OR delete a city altogether by swiping on the location from right to left.