How to disable mail preview popping up on right side on swipe in other apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mackist, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Mackist macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2013
    say you're reading in ibooks, and you swipe left from the right side of screen to go to next page. but instead of next page, idiotic mail inbox column pops into view.
    AND for good measure it also opens the mail app in the background, in case this hadn't wasted enough time for your taste.
    nothing in settings under mail preferences.
    thank you,
  2. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2015
    Are you pulling the multi tasking panel over ?

    Swipe from right to left but not in the middle of the screen (vertical axis)

    Or - I don't believe with iBooks it has to be a swipe from right hand side of screen, start swipe further in the screen middle
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You mean the slide-over view opens? Unfortunately, there's no way to disable that, but you can switch it to open some other app other than mail, if there's something else that will annoy you less.

    Here's an article explaining how to work with slide over.

    Btw, you don't have to swipe to turn the page in iBooks, tapping the edge of the page should do it.
  4. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    As others have pointed out. Mail is opening for you because you're activating Slide Over. Which is part of the new iPad multitasking features. Simple just don't initiate the swipe from the edge of the screen or as Night Spring said, you can also just tap the right side to go to the next page. A swipe is not needed.
  5. Mackist thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2013
  6. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    It happens to me sometimes and the slide over is a nuisance when you did not intend it.

    But worried about the app opening in the background? Unless you force closed it it probably is anyway and who cares if it is? Not tying up that much system resource.

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