iPad Air 2 won't close apps with pinch action

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ap-addict, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. ap-addict macrumors newbie

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    Am I simply being ignorant or will the iPad air 2 not return you to your home page with the easy, and awesome 4 finger pinch action? My iPad 4th generation would always return me to my home page with this easy action, without having to use the home button. I can't return to my home page from email or Safari without using the home button. What am I doing wrong? I am not a "tech genius" but have always been able to return to my home page on my iPad 4 with the pinch action. Is there a problem with my new iPad air 2?
     
  2. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Have you checked you have this enabled under settings? It's multi-touch gestures. Also, it is a 5 finger gesture, not 4.
    If you still have the issue then there is a known bug with iOS 8 on the iPad. Try swiping in the notification or control center, then swiping them away and see if the 5 finger close gesture is now working.
    If it does, this is your work around for the time being but please also submit this as a bug to Apple. The more people that do so, the more focus Apple will give to fixing it.
     
  3. ap-addict thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Appreciate your help! Your suggestions helped, however, it is still not consistently responding right. I may be reporting my problem if it continues.

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    I do love my Apples though!
     
  4. PR. macrumors member

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    I think this is an iOS 8 bug. When I updated my iPad 3 and Mini they both started having issues with the multitasking gestures only working intermittently. When I picked up my Air 2 at the weekend I've seen the same issue.

    Hopefully Apple will sort it out in an update!
     
  5. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    My Air 2 does that once every 36 hours or so. Restarting makes it work again...
     
  6. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    It's an iOS 8.1 problem. I've seen it here and there on my Air. Turning gestures off and then back on again just always seems to correct it. Pretty sure it's a known bug that wil be addressed in the next OS update.
     
  7. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Agree it's a software issue. Turning it off, then on again in Settings always fixes it for me. 8.1
     

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