VoiceOver with the Apple Wireless Keyboard

Function Equivalent VoiceOver Gesture Hotkey Command Section Mode
Press the home button Single press of the home button VO + H Home Button
Open App Switcher Double press of the home button VO + H (twice) Home Button
Turn VoiceOver off Triple press of the home button VO + H (three times) Home Button
Select the previous/ next item Single finger flick to the left and right VO +Left Arrow/ Right Arrow Single Finger Gesture
Select the previous/ next item Single finger flick to the left and right Left Arrow/ Right Arrow Single Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Activate an item Single finger double-tap VO + Space Single Finger Gesture
Activate an item Single finger double-tap Up Arrow + Down Arrow Single Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Read from the current position Two finger swipe down VO + A Two Finger Gesture
Read from the top of the page Two finger swipe up VO + B Two Finger Gesture
Pause reading Two finger single tap Control Two Finger Gesture
Open the Item Chooser Two finger triple-tap VO + I Two Finger Gesture
Play/ pause media Two finger double-tap VO + – Two Finger Gesture
Dismiss an alert or go back to the previous screen Two Finger Scrub Escape Two Finger Gesture
Mute or unmute VoiceOver Three finger double-tap VO + S Three Finger Gesture
Toggle the screen curtain on and off Three finger triple-tap VO + Shift + S Three Finger Gesture
Scroll up Three finger swipe up Option + Up Arrow Three Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Scroll down Three finger swipe down Option + Down Arrow Three Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Scroll left Three finger swipe left Option + Left Arrow Three Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Scroll right Three finger swipe right Option + Right Arrow Three Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Move to the first item Four finger single-tap on the top half of the screen Control + Up Arrow Four Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Move to the last item Four finger single-tap on the bottom half of the screen Control + Down Arrow Four Finger Gesture Quick Nav
Turn on VoiceOver Help Four finger double tap VO + K Four Finger Gesture
Turn off VoiceOver Help Four finger double tap OR two finger scrub Escape Four Finger Gesture
Select the previous/ next Rotor item Single finger flick up and down VO + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Rotor
Select the previous/ next Rotor item Single finger flick up and down Up Arrow / Down Arrow Rotor Quick Nav
Select the previous/ next Rotor item Single finger flick up and down VO + Command + Left Arrow/ Down Arrow Rotor
Adjust the rotor The rotor gesture Left Arrow + Up Arrow / Up Arrow + Right Arrow Rotor Quick Nav
Switch between open apps Command + Tab Keyboard Only
Move to status bar VO + M Keyboard Only
Copy the last spoken text to the clipboard VO + Shift + C Keyboard Only
Search for text VO + F Keyboard Only
Open Notification Center fn + VO + Up Arrow Keyboard Only
Open Control Center fn + VO + Down Arrow Keyboard Only
Turn Quick Navigation on Left Arrow + Right Arrow Keyboard Only
Turn Single Letter Quick Navigation on VO + Q Keyboard Only
Navigate through headings H Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through links L Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through text fields R Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through buttons B Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through form controls C Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through images I Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through tables T Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through static text S Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through ARIA landmarks W Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through lists X Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through items of the same type M Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 1 headings 1 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 2 headings 2 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 3 headings 3 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 4 headings 4 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 5 headings 5 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Navigate through level 6 headings 6 Keyboard Only Single Letter Quick Nav
Move by character Left Arrow / Right Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Move by line Up Arrow / Down Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Go to the beginning/ end of line Command + Left Arrow/ Right Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Go to the beginning/ end of paragraph Option + Left Arrow/ Right Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Go to the previous/ next paragraph Option + Up Arrow/ Down Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Go to the top or bottom of the text field Command + Up Arrow/ Down Arrow Keyboard Only Text Edit
Select all text Command + A Keyboard Only Text Edit
Copy Command + C Keyboard Only Text Edit
Cut Command + X Keyboard Only Text Edit
Paste Command + V Keyboard Only Text Edit
Undo Command + Z Keyboard Only Text Edit
Open keyboard hints Command Keyboard Only

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