I've noticed that sometimes my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3) jumps to the top of a SMS list. This is a useful feature that I'd like to reproduce but I never found a gesture or option for that.

According to these answers, there is no predefined gesture on Android and the solution is to install an app on a rooted device. However, a couple of times it worked as such by tapping twice on the top edge of the phone; I don't know if it's an undocumented feature and is supposed to work this way, or it's a glitch.


If you're running the stock version of Android 4.3 on your S3, this is actually a feature provided by Samsung's TouchWiz. You can find the toggle for it in Settings > System > Motion. You can find documentation for it on Samsung's support section. It says:

Double tap to top: When viewing a long list, like your contacts list, or scrolling through a website, tap the top of your device twice to be taken back to the top of the list or page.


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    I edited the answer and quoted the relevant part because I've never used a Samsung device, so I had trouble understanding (only from text) how this gesture works. I hope that's OK with you!
    – Firelord
    Aug 4 '15 at 15:59
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    @Firelord - no worries, it's much appreciated!
    – ZeroPaladn
    Aug 4 '15 at 17:03
  • Thanks. I've activated the option. It doesn't seem to work, but this is a different problem. +1 and marking this answer as accepted.
    – dr_
    Aug 6 '15 at 9:48

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