Posted by: glasskeys | 02/22/2011

How to quickly scroll to the top of a page on the iPad & iPhone.

(To view a larger image with a more detailed description tap or click its thumbnail.)

Todays petit post is a simple tip that works on many applications on the iPad & iPhone, yet many users I encounter are not aware of how to immediately scroll to the top of the page of their applications.

The screenshots above illustrate best — tapping the top of the application bar will rapidly move your scroll bar to the top of the page, all accomplished without making you appear that you are trying to dig through your touch screen with your finger tips.

The screenshots show Safari iPad & iPhone examples, but this same trick works in many apps including Pages, Notes, eBook readers and countless others.

Update 9 May 2011: Read this tip on how to quickly scroll to the bottom of a web page on the iPad.


  1. On the iPhone, how do I scroll to the bottom of a text area within a web page, without doing that endless two-fingered swiping approach?

    • Jacko,

      Send me an example and I will see if I can figure out a way, look at my gravitar image for my email address.


  2. I am no longer certain where you’re getting your info,
    but great topic. I must spend a while finding out much more or working out more.

    Thank you for fantastic information I was searching for this info for my mission.

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