Touchscreen gestures

Learn about the gestures you can use with your touchscreen, and the different touchscreen buttons available on the Shopify POS app.

User gestures

Description of user gestures for Shopify POS
Refresh Drag your finger down on a screen to refresh the content.
Swipe Drag your finger across an area of the screen to trigger a change.
Tap Tap your finger on a part of the interface. Synonymous with the term "click" when referring to handheld devices.
Tap and hold From the products and cart screen, press your finger on a product for about three seconds to display the product's details.

Touchscreen buttons

Functions of touchscreen buttons
Icon Function


Three hollow dots in an evenly-spaced, horizontal line

Expands a submenu containing additional options for the current screen.


Line drawing of a magnifying glass

Enables you to enter a search query, and returns the matching results. Available on the products, cart (specific to customers), and Orders screens.


Plus sign

Creates a new product from the products and cart screen.


Arrow pointing left

Returns you to the previous screen.


An on-off switch

Tap an ON/OFF toggle button to enable or disable a feature. If the button is to the left-hand side, the feature is disabled. If the button is to the right-hand side, the feature is enabled.

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