How To Use Shortcuts & Dynamic Perspective On Your Fire Phone
Your probably noticed that your Fire phone responds to how you hold it, use it or even look at it. Did you? Not only can you tap and swipe the screen to navigate through your phone, but you can also use a bunch of one-handed shortcuts.
They will let you access additional settings or information, quickly go back or automatically scroll down and up while you are holding your Fire phone with one hand.
Let’s explore each one of them!
This is one of the most useful Fire phone one-handed shortcuts. Peek lets you view additional information related to the content displayed on the screen.
For example, when you are using maps, you can view the buildings in 3D. When you are shopping in the Appstore, you will see ratings of the items.
To use Peek, take your Fire into your hand and hold it at a slight angle right or left. On the screenshot below, you can see the Quick Actions panel when using Peek and without it.
Tilt is another very useful and innovative one-handed shortcut for Fire phone. Tilt lets you quickly access the right and the left panels on your Fire phone.
To open the right panel, you have to tilt the right edge of your Fire toward you and go quickly go back to the start position. You have to do it in one quick motion. To close it, again tilt the right edge of your Fire away from you and go back to the start position.
To open the left panel, you have to tilt the left edge of your Fire toward you and go quickly go back to the start position. You have to do it in one quick motion. To close it, again tilt the left edge of your Fire away from you and go back to the start position.
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This one-handed shortcut lets you quickly access and open the Quick Actions panel.
To access the Quick Actions panel, swivel your wrist down right or down left.
The Go Back one-handed shortcut is some kind of a replacement of the lack of a physical back button on your Fire phone. It simply lets you go back to the previous screen.
To return to the previous screen, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You can place your finger either on the left or on the right side of the home button.
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As the name suggests, this Fire phone one-handed shortcut lets scroll down or up the text. It works in Silk, Kindle e-books or in any supported app.
To use auto-scroll, angle your Fire phone toward you (to scroll down) or away from you (to scroll up). To accelerate scrolling, you have to simply increase the angle of the pitch.
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