iOS 5 Gestures

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Pared, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Aren't these supposed to be standard in iOS5?

    Do you have to enable them?
  2. morlandi70 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    Gestures not working

    Do you ask that because gestures are not working for you?

    They aren't for me...

    Used to work fine in 4.3.x, but now only the new notification center gesture works, but the others (home screen pinch, four fingers up for task manager and 4 fingers sideways to switch between apps) stopped working and I cant seem to find a place to enable them!!!!
  3. danderton macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010

    Im in the same boat i cant seem to find how to enable gestures (if there here). Also location on Reminders....
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    My guess is this is feature iPad 1 owners won't get. I don't see gestures on my iPad 1 but my buddy's iPad 2 has them enabled by default
  5. Ichorus macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2010
    iOS5 features page on

    Side by side, near the bottom:

    Multitasking Gestures for iPad
    iOS 5 includes a few new moves and shortcuts to help you get around even quicker on your iPad: Using four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.

    AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2

    Although the fact its off ipad1 at the moment does not bode well...
    I hope it comes back in beta2
  6. Pared thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    OH man... that's terrible. :(

    It makes sense because the pinch to home was a LITTLE laggy. But still... :(
  7. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Yeah, I was shocked to find no option for the gestures on my iPad 1, too! :eek: I'm really disappointed.
    I just hope the iPad 3 comes out at the end of the year (as some predictions forecast). I'm deliberately avoiding the iPad 2 because I'd love that high-resolution upgrade that's coming.
  8. j_maddison macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2003
    Nelson, Wales
    Lets hope they bring it back in an update. It's quite hard to go back to not having gestures, I find my self doing them out of habit. They've become second nature.
  9. Pared thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Same here.
  10. valanchan macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2008
    My iPad1 now dances with a wooden leg.

    With iOS 4.3.3 my iPad danced with graceful gestures but not now with iOS 5 beta.

    I think it was an oversight by Apple since it isn't listed as an iPod 2 only feature.

    Hopefully the next update will fix it.
  11. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    I agree as well. Now that I've tried out Honeycomb and have been using PlayBook for a bit, I personally find iPad's gesture the most intuitive and fastest way to switch between apps, even more than the vaunted webOS-like task switching of the PlayBook.

    The only thing I wish would've been an Expose-life function or more RAM on the iPad to hold more apps open, but otherwise the gesture is great and has completely replaced the home button in my case.

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