iPad ipad air 2 five finger close gesture sometimes not working

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  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    This happens to me every single time I unlock the device after a while. Initially, I can't get the five finger close gesture to work but if I make four-finger swipe up gesture on the home screen, then, five finger gesture starts working again.
    Clearly, this is not a defect with the device because five finger gesture works very well once I get it working again. It's like my ipad has a Parkinson's disease..

    Does anyone have this problem as well? I think this problem came up after I upgraded my ios a few days ago
     
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    I used to have this happen from time to time but since I updated to iOS 8.1.1 I haven't had it happen. Now, it's only been a few days since the update and some other folks claim it still happens so it's a known issue.

    I'm hoping it's fixed but it appears that it's not. Have to wait for the next update and they'll hopefully take care of it.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If you haven't already, try three fingers and a thumb. I just seem to naturally end up using that gesture more often than not.

    The only problem I've seen, which seems to be fixed for me in iOS 8.1.1, is losing the setting for Multitasking Gestures (gets set to disabled). The "fix" is to disable, then re-enable it. (Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures.)
     
  4. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Swipe down the notification menu when the gestures stop working to make them work again.
     
  5. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    Just to be clear. This is not an iPad Air 2 specific problem. It's an iOS problem. The Air 2 has been getting enough criticism here in the forums. :)
     
  6. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    On my Air 1, it stopped doing this after 8.1.1. Prior to that I had to turn gestures off, then on again to get it working once it had stopped. The one finger left to right swipe sometimes won't work at all, though.
     
  7. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for kicking an old thread. But this help me a great deal, thanks a lot.
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    This ^


    Ditto!
     
  9. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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  11. iOZZY macrumors member

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    No hiccups for me on my iPad 4 either on 8.1.3 :D
     
  12. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Your welcome......seriously. I had 4 or 5 calls in December with them. Did 2 videos to send to the engineers and they finally said they started working on it a few weeks ago. I narrowed it down to a rotation issue during certain situations that I documented on my iPhone. It had to do with if you set your iPad down in one orientation like landscape. Then picked it up in portrait BEFORE waking it up, gestures quit working. Weird. But I expect my QC check in the mail since it took JOE CONSUMER to figure it out. Hehehe
     

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