In some iOS apps, with VoiceOver enabled, tapping the top of the screen with four fingers does not move to the top of lists. In these situations, it seems necessary to repeatedly flick to the left until the first item has been reached. Examples of this behavior can be found in Apple's new iOS 9 News app and the Voice Mail section of the built-in Phone app.
VoiceOver tells us the solution may be found in the status bar at the top of the screen. Follow these steps in an app that does not correctly scroll to the top of lists:
- Tap the status bar at the very top of the screen. VoiceOver will speak an item such as the cellular network's signal strength, the cell carrier's name, wi-fi status, time or battery charge level. Wait for the VoiceOver hint, which reads: "Swipe down with three fingers to reveal the Notification Center. Swipe up with three fingers to reveal the Control Center. Double tap to scroll to top."
- Double tap the status bar.
- Tap the top of the screen with four fingers.
- Start flicking to the right through the list. Observe that, in many more situations, VoiceOver has moved to the top of the list.
This tip does not correct all scrolling issues in all situations. Your mileage may vary. Please feel free to post a comment letting us know how it is working for you.