iOS 5.0: swiping notifications

I don’t know how well published this feature is. I’ve not seen it specifically called out anywhere and yet I find it to be one of the most useful features of the new iOS 5.0 notification system. It may be very widely known but I discovered it by accident so wanted to share.

When confronted with a list of notifications on your lock screen, you can hone in on a specific message and open the corresponding tweet, email (etc) simply by swiping left to right across that specific notification.

Take the screen shot below. If I want to open, say, the third message from the top, I simply swipe left to right on it and the phone unlocks, launches the appropriate app and presents the tweet accordingly.


What a great feature. Until discovering this I was simply unlocking the phone/pad, launching the appropriate app and then finding the tweet or email or Instagram message.

Hope you find it useful.

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Craig Thornton (@icraigt), Geek Dad, husband of @linsthornton, Principal Engineer at JLR, tech addict. All views my own.