Multi-Touch Gestures on iOS5

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  1. CosmoPilot, Jun 9, 2011
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    CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    In the Keynote speech, it was mentioned that multi-touch gestures can be used to swipe between apps. Is this feature available on the beta?

    If so, any other multi-touch gestures available?

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    Keynote Speech @ time 1:17:12
    Forstall mentions cool new multi-touch gesturing so you can "flip through your apps"
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I believe that feature is only working on the iPad. Just like the Tabs in Safari.
     
  3. CosmoPilot thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They specifically said "swipe between apps" Tab browsing uses 1 finger. Anyone confirm whether this is on the beta?
     
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I'm running iOS5 on my iPhone4 and there is no setting for gestures.
     
  5. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    Could not get it running on the iPhone but can on the iPad 2
     
  6. Himynamesnoah macrumors member

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    They are probably the best part of iOS 5, but I think they're iPad only. Yes, you use 4 fingers to swipe between apps in the multitasking tray.
    The gestures are really cool.

    Too bad no swiping between tabs on Safari, that and back/forward gestures would be the best.
     
  7. darka55a551n2 macrumors newbie

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    It is for iPad only. Most of the gestures require like 4-5 fingers, so they made it iPad only to utilize the large screen. I guess they just figured it would be too awkward, or uncomfortable for users running smaller screens :/
     
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    I'm sure they announced in the Keynote that it was an iPad only feature, but hopefully there will be a simple workaround once jailbroken to enable it on other devices
     
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    They work great on the iPad. I loved them when the put it in the 4 beta and glad it's back. I still think they could figure a way to implement them into the iPhone/iPod though. A 2 finger swipe (opposed to 4 on the iPad) would be great to switch between apps on a smaller screen IMO.
     
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    Ive heard it only works for iPad 2, is this true?
     
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    yup
     
  14. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    That is a bunch of ********.

    Honestly, this is like android level fragmentation here. Different stages of the beta better start allowing this on iPad 1.
     
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    well gestures seemed buggy when i had iPad 1, so that's probably why. thisfragmentation is nothing new in iOS, it's like the difference between iPhone 3G and iPhone 3Gs and multitasking
     
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    I'm holding my iPhone in my hand (well, not at this very instance), and I can easily swipe across the screen with 3 fingers. It would be a really cool feature to swipe between apps this way. Multi-tasking would be made way easier than double tapping the home button.
     
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    there's lots of apps that use 3 fingers gestures, that's probably why it's 4-5 fingers for iPad and why the iPhone cannot do it.
     
  18. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but at least there was two product cycles in between. Multitasking released with the IP4, so if i had iPad 1 when iPad 3 was released, I would understand, but it's the difference of 1 device. It's a bit ridiculous to me. I mean the iPad 1 isn't amazing hardware wise, but it honestly can't be THAT hard to implement some simple gestures.
     
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    there were OS differences between the 3G and 3GS when iOS 3 came out, maybe picking multitasking was a bad example, but this is no different and there was no clear reason why the newer one could do what the older couldn't. video recording is 1 example off the top of my head.
     
  20. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I often use my phone with one hand... so I hope it doesn't get too crazy with the gestures on the iPhone.
     
  21. u5214921 macrumors newbie

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    does jailbreaking the iPhone 4 running iOS 5 will be able to download any tweaks from cydia for Multi Touch Gestures?
     
  22. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Yup. They still work no problem.
     
  23. u5214921 macrumors newbie

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    which app is it for the Multi Gesture for iPhone running on iOS5? Please let me know :)
     
  24. Meditec macrumors newbie

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    There are 3 gestures that I know of on the iPad2.

    1) Minimize app to return to home screen - While in an app, place all 5 fingers on the screen ( spread apart ), then draw them together.

    2) Swipe between active apps - while in an app, place 4 - 5 fingers on the screen and swipe them to the left or right ( depending ).

    3) Show active apps (system tray ) - Place all 4 - 5 fingers on screen and swipe up ( do not have to be in an app).

    Confirmed working but getting all fingers to register can be tricky.

    Enjoy!

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    From what I have read (correct me if I'm wrong), "multi-touch" works on the iPhone, but "gestures" are only for the iPad. Likely due to the screen size as stated above.
     

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