Back/forward gestures don't work on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Trance, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    Sorry if this is common knowledge or not. I just bought the new I Pad I assumed in safari to return a page would be a two finger swipe. It doesn't work for me, what's wrong?
  2. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    no gestures in iPad Safari.
    1. Try some different browsers that have gestures built in.

    2. You can Jailbreak and several tweaks are available which allow gestures.

    I know, kinda weird that it's not built in like the Mac Safari. I'm sure Apple has a logical reason for it.
  3. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Yeah - they forgot :p
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Two finger swipes are used to navigate inside bigger text entry boxes, like the post composition box in this forum. At least, that used to be the case until recently, when it became possible to navigate text entry boxes with a single finger. Which should free up the two finger swipe for back and forth navigation in Safari -- maybe in iOS 6?
  5. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    That'd be a nice gesture to have but I do believe other browsers support gestures. I can't name one off the top of my head though.

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