Left or Right swipe not working in appium for android app


@Telmo_Cardoso, Could you please tell me how to hide the android keyboard.

I have tried this one: driver.hideKeyboard() but it’s not working.

Currently I’m using: driver.navigate().back(); but I think it’s not the proper way.

could you please tell me the better way i’m using java-client 4.1.2


I’m waiting for your ans please @Telmo_Cardoso


New “issues” should be open in new topics. What happens when you run driver.hideKeyboard() ? Post the logs in a new topic. Thanks


Thanks a lot, ok I will create a new issue.


@Telmo_Cardoso in my case, I need to swipe a row to left to view hidden button on right side of it.

I tried your solution but instead of press event, I see tap event happening on row.

I’m not sure what may be going wrong, even I tried longPress instead of press but no luck yet.

Can you please refer to below method and review if it has some issue ?

WebElement rowToSlide = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//XCUIElementTypeApplication[1]//XCUIElementTypeTable[1]/XCUIElementTypeCell[1]"));
Dimension size = rowToSlide.getSize();

            	TouchAction swipe = new TouchAction(driver).press(rowToSlide, size.width / 2 + 50 , size.height / 2).waitAction(1000)
            	            .moveTo(rowToSlide, 100, size.height / 2).release().perform();


@Telmo_Cardoso, I have created a new issue, could you please ans my question:


Hi @Telmo_Cardoso, i tried this code for Swipe Up, After running, the TestNG test result indicates passed but on the actual device is not swiped. Please Help me. Thanks


Looping @Al_Imran for this… How did you fixed yours? Thanks


It’s working fine for me on real device.


One more thing, you can enable touch and pointer option for observing touch action, From android mobile Settings > Developer option > Input > Enable Pointer location and Show touches, observe the touch action and change the start point / end point / time duration from swipeVertical(driver,0.9,0.1,0.5,3000); as you need.


Here’s how I placed it. I just copied the code above.

I called the method to my test.java class:

with Regards to Settings, I don’t have also the 'Enable Pointer location and Show touches ’ option. I’m currently using Samsung Galaxy S8. Thank you. @Al_Imran


Method is ok, Please check again, Settings > Enable the Developer options > Scroll down the page > Input > Enable Pointer location and Show touches (check mark box)


I have tried this but no effect takes place
I have 1 question how u get the co-ordinates

And also when I tried this

Dimension dim= SwipeHomeButton.getSize();
int height= dim.getHeight();
int width = dim.getWidth();
int y = (int)(height*.20);
int startx=(int)(width*.75);
int endx=(int)(width*.35);
driver.swipe(startx, y, endx, y,500);
new TouchAction(driver).press(y, startx).waitAction(5000).moveTo(y, endx).release().perform();
It pulled from the top on my android phone
It looks like it is not able to get the proper co-ordinates

Can u plzz help me with this



Here is detailed video on how you can swipe from left to right, right to left, from top to bottom and from bottom to top using Appium.




I am new to Appium and struggling on calling a swipe method from left to right.

As per you video, driver is not having method called swipe in its intelligence.

I have tried using calling TouchAction class as well but while giving driver as argument it is
throwing the below error all the time. I am Struck and not able to move further.

Please help here



try casting driver to AppiumDriver:

 new TouchAction((AppiumDriver) driver)


Still No progress. I am getting below error.

Below is my Capability SetUp. Please let me know If any where am doing wrong.

public class ExampleHorizontalSwipe {
//AndroidDriver driver;
WebDriver driver;

public void setUp() throws MalformedURLException
	DesiredCapabilities capabilities = new DesiredCapabilities();
	capabilities.setCapability("deviceName", "NexusTest");
	capabilities.setCapability(CapabilityType.BROWSER_NAME, "Android");
	capabilities.setCapability(CapabilityType.VERSION, "5.0.1");
	capabilities.setCapability("platformName", "Android");
	capabilities.setCapability("appActivity", "...");
	driver = new RemoteWebDriver(new URL(""), capabilities);
	driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(15, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

// driver = new AndroidDriver(new URL(“”), capabilities);
// driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(15, TimeUnit.SECONDS);


Hi After using the below method, console show script pass successfully but execution was not happening from left to right for a specific element. please help where am i missing.

public class ExampleHorizontalSwipe {
AndroidDriver driver = null;

TouchAction act = new TouchAction(driver);
act.longPress(200, 180, Duration.ofSeconds(2)).moveTo(600, 180).release().perform();


Issue Resolved Closing… Thank You


Hi @praveen0314 can you please post your code, after making which changes this swipe started working to you