It works like this:
Stepping lets the user deal with data one page/item at the time. Each screen has a previous and a next button for stepping through the screens, with the exception of the first screen. In that screen the previous button doesn’t work.
When a user taps the next button…
… the next screen is loaded…
… and the previous button can now be tapped.
Use whenStepping can be used when a user needs to go through screens in a linear way (e.g. multi page tutorials, different articles). It makes sure the user can keep its attention on every screen. Do not use stepping when the user has to find one item in a vast amount of screens. If this is the case, consider using paging or add a search option to help finding a particular item.
- Guides the user through a set of data linearly, so every item gets attention
- Navigating to a particular item or screen will take a lot of taps
- The user might lose focus when stepping through many subsequent screens