About swipe-to-refresh

Figure 1. A swipe-to-refresh action updating a weather app.

Even if your app automatically updates its content on a regular basis, you can also let users request manual updates. For example, a weather forecasting app can let users refresh the app to get the latest forecasts on demand. To provide a standard user experience for requesting updates, the Android platform includes the swipe-to-refresh design pattern, which lets users trigger an update with a vertical swipe.

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Add swipe-to-refresh to your app
Learn how to provide swipe-to-refresh support in a RecyclerView and how to provide a more accessible refresh option using the action bar.
Respond to a refresh request
Learn how to respond to the swipe-to-refresh gesture and how to perform the same update from an action bar refresh action.