iPad Smart Sign Secret Gesture

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    benhollberg

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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.
     
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    anjinha

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    I do. :)
     
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    benhollberg

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    Care to share?
     
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    saving107

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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.
     
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    benhollberg

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    How great would it be to jailbreak one.
     
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    saving107

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

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    already jailbroken

    It's been jailbroken already.
     
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    I dunno how, guess im not "IT" Enough.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    So whats the gesture?
     
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    Comeagain?

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    I think I know, but I'll wait and see what other people say! :D
     
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    JonHimself

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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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    Why don't you just tell us?
     
  13. 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
     
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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 have to do the 11-finger pinch. Duh.
     
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    quizzi

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

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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.
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. Samtb, Feb 28, 2013
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    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.
     
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    NT1440

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    .....

    You can't damage an iPad by adding or removing programs. :rolleyes:
     
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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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    I tried that but it didn't work. Have they changed it already?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    Giuly

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