iOS 8 swipe / scrollTo

Apple broke this about a year ago for the simulators, I would not wait for them to fix this.

I’ve heard that this works for real devices but I’ve been unable to make it work.

I don’t have any problem using swipe with real ios7 devices.

either with the deprecated execute_script ‘mobile: swipe’,… or with TouchAction

def swipe_left
action =
action.swipe start_x: 300, end_x: 75, start_y: 500, end_y: 500, duration: 800

this is working perfectly fine in iOS

@deepukjayan Does this work on simulator or on real device? I have never been able to get the swipe gesture working on simulator and a lot of folks here are facing the same issue

Yes this works perfectly in my device. I haven’t tested in simulator. I assume it will work in simulator also.

My Device spec : iPhone 6 plus iOS 8.3

Then I think it makes sense because the swipe gesture is broken only for simulator. I was able to do a swipe action on real device but not on simulator even with the same app and same script.

I’ve tried using swipe on real devices and simulator - cannot get them to work at all. Any news about this issue? Or maybe ideas/suggestions? I really need to swipe to refresh…

@deepukjayan’s method is working for me on an iOS 8.3 emulator (iPhone 6) with xCode 6.3.2

not on a UIATableView

Hi guys,

I am super excited to say that swipe gesture is finally working on simulator with Xcode 7.
I have tested it with Appium V1.4.11 + Xcode 7 with a tiny hope that it will work, and it does works!
So no more Apple scripts, no more Robot framework and all kind of stuff for workaround



@tbao What command are you using?

Also do you know if it only works on the iOS9 sim? Right now the app I’m working on needs iOS8 support so I’m using that sim.

@sheady As far as I can see, the swipe gesture is working only for ios 9. But I am not 100% sure because maybe I configure something wrong for ios8
I use this command in Java: driver.swipe(int startx, int starty, int endx, int endy, int duration)

@tbao thanks, I’m in ruby and found a way that works on the iOS8 sim with Xcode7 installed. For whatever reason the code doesn’t work in the Appium Ruby Console. 0, start_y: 300, end_x: 100, end_y: 300, duration: 500).perform


what version of appium client are you using? does this work for older clients?

I am using java client 3.2.0.
But I believe it should work for the older versions because the core problem is the simulator. And it is fixed with xcode 7 release


I posted some code in this thread relating to using ITouchActions to scroll in C#. Can you see if this method works for java?

Scroll using ITouchActions

I used in my Java code like this:
ProcessBuilder processBuilder = new ProcessBuilder(
“iOS Simulator”, “0.5”, “0.9”, “0.5”, “0.3”);

Swipe works as expected on Appium 1.4.13 and iOS9 ( Java binding)

Hi @shankar_garg could you please share the code how it works

This is for Swipe from Bottom to Top:

((AppiumDriver) driver).context(“NATIVE_APP”);
size = driver.manage().window().getSize();
startX = size.width / 2;
startY = (int) (size.height * 0.80);
endY = (int) (size.height * 0.40);
((AppiumDriver) driver).swipe(startX, startY, startX, endY,1000);