iPad Smart Sign Secret Gesture

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  1. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  2. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Care to share?
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  4. benhollberg thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What a wonderful, original and juvenile idea, knock yourself out.
     
  6. matthew12 macrumors member

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    already jailbroken

    It's been jailbroken already.
     
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    I think I know, but I'll wait and see what other people say! :D
     
  10. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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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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  12. machacker macrumors regular

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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. :D
     
  13. macking104 macrumors 6502

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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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    If someone told you then it wouldn't be a secret anymore. :p
     
  16. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  17. jessejarvi macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  18. Samtb, Feb 28, 2013
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    Samtb macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    .....

    You can't damage an iPad by adding or removing programs. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  21. jessejarvi macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but it didn't work. Have they changed it already?
     
  22. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]
     
  23. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  24. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    It's a swipe from right to left, covering a large surface. Like this:
    [​IMG]
     

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