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Old Jul 7, 2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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iPad Smart Sign Secret Gesture

Who knows the secret gesture to get the iPad smart signs at Apple stores to get back to the home screen? I know it can be done.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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I do.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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I do.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 11:03 PM   #4
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Care to share?
I thought it was common knowledge that we all knew the secret sign, but I guess if you don't know it, then your not in the "IT" crowd.
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Old Jul 7, 2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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How great would it be to jailbreak one.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 01:03 AM   #6
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How great would it be to jailbreak one.
What a wonderful, original and juvenile idea, knock yourself out.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 08:33 PM   #7
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How great would it be to jailbreak one.
It's been jailbroken already.
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Old Jul 8, 2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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I dunno how, guess im not "IT" Enough.
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 02:58 AM   #9
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So whats the gesture?
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 03:13 AM   #10
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I think I know, but I'll wait and see what other people say!
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 07:36 AM   #11
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I don't know it, but I've certainly seen a couple people at Apple Stores trying to figure it out It's fun to watch.
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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Why don't you just tell us?
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 09:51 PM   #13
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I would really love this information as well. I have a friend who works there, and I would love to make his life difficult.
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 11:07 PM   #14
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Deliberately damaging, modifying, deleting or adding programs to Apple's computers or devices would probably land the OP in jail while Apple's (and maybe state/federal) attorneys decide how many criminal codes he broke to prosecute the jerk to the full extent of the law.
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 12:53 AM   #15
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You have to do the 11-finger pinch. Duh.
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 12:59 AM   #16
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If someone told you then it wouldn't be a secret anymore. :P
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 01:22 AM   #17
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He more than likely doesn't know, and if does, why stroke your ego for knowing the information of bringing the device to the home screen? Is it really an accomplishment to do that? I never knew someone could feel tickled silly for doing that.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:59 AM   #18
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I saw the gesture once, and the gesture is like drawing IZI to the screen without lifting your finger out of it.

I'm not sure if I remember it right.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:50 PM   #19
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Out of interest, what's the difference between the demo version of the ipad and one people buy? Is it just that they have a screen saver and demo version of apps? Is everything else the same? Can you download normal non demo apps onto them? I don't mean the smart sign.

And can't the smart signs just be exited by pressing the home button? I know they're covered but I always thought employees have a key or something to open the case. And how are they charged? I don't remember seeing charge cables attached to them.

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:53 PM   #20
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Deliberately damaging, modifying, deleting or adding programs to Apple's computers or devices would probably land the OP in jail while Apple's (and maybe state/federal) attorneys decide how many criminal codes he broke to prosecute the jerk to the full extent of the law.
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You can't damage an iPad by adding or removing programs.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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You have to draw a circle with a smaller circle in the middle, but without lifting your finger off the display.

It's incredibly difficult to pull off, which is why only the store managers themselves are allowed to do it.
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You have to draw a circle with a smaller circle in the middle, but without lifting your finger off the display.

It's incredibly difficult to pull off, which is why only the store managers themselves are allowed to do it.
I tried that but it didn't work. Have they changed it already?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 03:20 PM   #23
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I tried that but it didn't work. Have they changed it already?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 04:15 PM   #24
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Out of interest, what's the difference between the demo version of the ipad and one people buy? Is it just that they have a screen saver and demo version of apps? Is everything else the same? Can you download normal non demo apps onto them? I don't mean the smart sign.

And can't the smart signs just be exited by pressing the home button? I know they're covered but I always thought employees have a key or something to open the case. And how are they charged? I don't remember seeing charge cables attached to them.
The home buttons aren't covered, they are just disabled. Also, they are some special model that charges through the back. I know because I saw them fixing one if them.
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It's a swipe from right to left, covering a large surface. Like this:
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