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List of available Gestures in EMUI 10 and EMUI 10.1

List of available Gestures in EMUI 10 and EMUI 10.1

Huawei Emotion UI has useful gestures such as a screenshot, scroll without touching the screen. The latest EMUI 10/10.1 brings Knuckle gestures with an “S (draw)” pattern to capture scrolling screenshot and more. Check the list of basic gestures available in Huawei’s EMUI.

List of available Gestures in EMUI 10 and EMUI 10.1:

  • Air scroll
  • Take a Grabshot
  • Back
  • Back to the home screen
  • View recent tasks
  • Close an app
  • Take a screenshot
  • Take a Scrollshot
  • Capture part of the screen
  • Record screen
  • Split screen
  • Split the screen
  • Access Home screen editing mode
  • Display the shortcut panel on the lock screen
  • Display the search bar
  • Open the notification panel

Air scroll:

To air scroll, do the following:

Scroll down: Hold your hand half an arm’s length away from the screen, with the palm of the hand facing the screen, and your fingers pointing upwards. After (Hand iCon) appears at the top of the screen, move your hand downwards to begin scrolling.

Scroll up: Hold your hand half an arm’s length away from the screen, with the back of the hand facing the screen, and your fingers pointing downwards. After (Hand iCon) appears at the top of the screen, move your hand upwards to begin scrolling.

EMUI Air scroll

Take a Grabshot:

Place your hand half an arm’s length away from the screen with the palm of the hand facing the screen, and wait for (Hand iCon) to appear at the top of the screen. Then close your fist to capture a screenshot.

EMUI Take a grabshot

System Navigation Gestures
Go to Settings > System & updates > System navigation and ensure that Gestures is selected.

Back:
Swipe inward from the left or right edge to return to the previous screen.

EMUI Back Gesture

Back to the home screen:
Swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen.

EMUI Back to the home screen Gesture

View recent tasks:
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold to view recent tasks.

EMUI View recent tasks Gesture

Close an app:
On the recent tasks screen, swipe up on an app preview to close the app.
EMUI Close an app Gesture

Knuckle Gestures:
Go to Settings > Accessibility features > Shortcuts & gestures to enable Take screenshot, Record screen, and Split screen.

Take a screenshot:
Knock twice on the screen with a knuckle to take a screenshot.
EMUI Knuckle Gestures Take a screenshot

Take a Scrollshot:
Knock on the screen with a knuckle and draw an “S” to take a scrolling screenshot.
EMUI Knuckle Gestures Take a ScrollShot

Capture part of the screen:
Knock and draw an enclosed area with a knuckle to capture part of the screen.
EMUI Knuckle Gesture Capture Part Of the screen

Record screen:
Knock twice on the screen with two knuckles to start or end a screen recording.
EMUI Knuckle Gestures Record Screen

Split screen:
Firmly draw a line across the screen with a knuckle to enter split-screen mode.
EMUI Knuckle Gesture Split Screen

Split the screen:
Swipe up on the screen with three fingers.
EMUI Split the screen Gesture

Access Home screen editing mode:
Pinch two fingers together on the home screen.

EMUI Access Home screen editing mode Gesture

Display the shortcut panel on the lock screen:
Swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen.

EMUI Display the shortcut panel Gesture

Display the search bar:
Swipe down on the home screen.
EMUI Display the search bar Gesture

Open the notification panel:
Swipe down from the status bar.

EMUI Open the notification panel Gesture

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