Multitask gestures for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by ShionoyaTamaki, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    I have an iPad and being able to use 4 finger swipe to switch apps is very handy.

    Is there a way to get these gestures or something similar to the iPhone? Double tapping home button to switch apps gets tiresome when doing it a lot like copy/paste lots of spinets.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    and it wears the home button down, mine is virtually unusable now...
  3. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Coming in iOS 6 exclusively for the next iPhone.
  4. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
  6. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    don't think the phone was jailbroken. It was a beta feature probably apple was testing and decided wasn't best suitable for an iphone's smaller screen and removed it in later releases.

    Maybe there is a jailbreak to get this feature back to iphone, but i have a 4S which can't be jailbroken yet.
  7. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    On a jailbroken iOS device you can use Activator to select an action to bring up the app switcher. To bring up SBSettings it was a right to left swipe across the status bar and I set mine to bring up the app switcher with a left to right swipe. Essentially the same thing as the double tap of the home button. I still had to use the home button as some apps (mostly games) "covered" the status bar. Some kind of 3 finger pinch or 2 finger double tap would work on the iphone. The trick is to find a gesture that isn't used in another app (like safari - pinch and zoom) that would cause confusion for an app... Is a two finger double tap of the screen a gesture or am I shooting something in a game...
  8. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    When I was jailbroken, I used activator and selected swipe up from bottom of the screen (left, middle, right) to bring up multitasking. Worked well and was very natural to do.
  9. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    I've also found AssistiveTouch feature built into iOS Accessibility options.

    It doesn't give me the ability to use 4-5finger swipe gestures, but for those wearing out their home button this might be an alternative.

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