A downward swipe on the home screen revealing a device search menu.

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One of the more underappreciated gestures is the ability to swipe downwards anywhere on the home screen, allowing you to either access your notification shade, device search menu, or app drawer. This differs from the downward swipe from the very top of the screen, which only activates the notification shade.

We wondered what you used this gesture for on your phone though, posting a poll earlier this week as a result. Here’s how you’ve answered this one.