Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope

Swipe may refer to any of the following:

Touch screen

1. For any touch screen interface, swipe or slide is a term that describes laying your finger on a screen and moving in any direction. For example, with a smartphone, you may need to slide or swipe your finger to bring up the prompt to unlock the phone.

2. When referring to a credit card, a swipe refers to sliding the card through a magnetic card reader.

3. Slide may also describe the motion of swiping your finger. A slide may also describe a slide in a slideshow. For this reason, when you describe a finger motion, use "swipe" instead of "slide" to help prevent confusion.

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