iPad Multi finger gestures a bit flaky in iOS8?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Naramis, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Naramis macrumors member

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    As soon as I updated my iPad Air to iOS 8 yesterday I noticed that the gesture to go back to the home screen (five fingers closing) wasn't working. I went to Settings and it was turned on; I turned it off then back on again, and it seemed to resume working.
    Today when I woke up it wasn't working anymore. At settings, it was still on; I left it alone this time. Later in the day when I tried it, it was working again without me changing anything.
    Has anyone else experienced weird behaviour with this gesture in iOS 8?
     
  2. MarcoCapa macrumors regular

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    THE same for me on safari.... IPad Air...
    Sometimes work sometimes not... Also the new tab button make its own! Ahahah:D
     
  3. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

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    Yep I have this same issue, only real issue I've got though on ipad 3
     
  4. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    Same issue here. I see it mostly in iMessages.
     
  5. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    Working ok on my Air so far but it is really jerky. Not the smooth transition it used to be.
     
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Same issue here on my iPad Air. And going FORWARD a page in Safari (by swiping in from the right edge) is still flakey and doesn't work properly.
     
  7. EVL44 macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't

    The 5 finger gesture didn't seem to work at first, then I re-booted my iPad Air after which it did work. Just a few minutes ago it stopped working again but has suddenly started to work just as I'm typing this comment. Very weird! Similarly for the 5 finger sideways gesture to access another open app. Teething problems perhaps? Otherwise I'm happy with the update which incidentally took 90 minutes on my 32gb iPad Air.
     
  8. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I've had it fail a couple of times. Each time, I used the home button to close out..I went back into the same app and the gestures were working again. Something is definitely broken with this.
     
  9. XtraSmiley macrumors regular

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  10. R3k macrumors 6502a

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    Yes!

    I occasionally get stuck in safari, cannot get out with gestures as they don't work, only zoom the screen. I have to double click the home button to exit.
     
  11. spajdr macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here, randomly gestures not working at all, on Ipad Mini Retina.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Really starting to annoy me when I can't quit Safari...
     
  13. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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  14. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I hate trying to close Safari and it always brings me to the tab switcher
     
  15. flasser macrumors newbie

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    Multi finger gesters ios8

    After IOS 8 download, I am also having a problem using the 5 finger gesture to close an app. Anyone else?
     
  16. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I haven't seen this issue since updating to 8.02. Not saying that update has fixed it, just I haven't experienced it since. Which version are you on?
     
  17. liteshow macrumors regular

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    Same issue with ipad air on ios 8.0.2. Toggling the multi-finger gesture in settings fixes the issue but it comes back within a day or two. It happens in almost any app.
     
  18. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    8.0.2 seems to have fixed/made better the gestures in Safari. I can use 5 fingers to close Safari instead of it just bringing up the tabs
     
  19. Angriff macrumors member

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    Yeah, I had these issues until I updated to 8.0.2 and then toggled gestures off and back on.
     

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