Sometimes when you are using your iPhone, a text message pops in.
And when the text message appears at the top of your screen, as a banner notification, you want it gone … immediately.
You can wait for it to go away, but it will sit there for a few seconds, and there are times when those few seconds are just too long. For example, the banner completely covers the search box when you are using a map, so you could be in the middle of typing when a text pops in.
It’s good to know that you can banish that text from your screen with a single swipe.
If you have iOS7, just swipe UP.
(earlier versions of iOS, swipe right to left)