When was the 4 finger swipe added?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMaven, May 31, 2012.

  1. iMaven macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2011
    Ok, I just found this out by accident. I was in safari then I swiped left and another running app was there. I can scroll through all my running apps by swiping left or right using 4 fingers. Anyone else use this function?
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    SFBA, CA

    I want to say it was an iOS 5 introductory feature but it was whenever Apple introduced gestures into iOS, rather than it's apps. Five finger pinching returns to the home screen and four fingers up reveals the backgrounded apps.

    I use it all the time. I use my iPad in any orientation I pick it up (with the occasional rotation), in lit and dark environments, and I don't like feeling around the edges until I find the home button. Gestures just work so much faster and make me look less clumsy when I look around for a home button. Which, despite it being on one of two sides I still miss it when looking around the bezel from time to time - it may be the lighting in some situations.
  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    That came officially in iOS 5, but was available to devices in Developer Mode running a few of the last 4.x versions.

    I love it. (it's 4 or 5 for either, btw) Never having to hunt for the home button, easy navigation that is quicker then the home button as well.
  4. madat42 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
  5. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  6. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    All we need is a page back and forward gesture in Safari to really smooth out the browsing.
  7. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    Technically 4.3 it was "available". I've been using it since then.
  8. iMaven thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2011
    That would be a nice addition.
  9. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    2 finger tap to go back works great in iCab.
  10. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I remember having it n my iPad 1 in 4.3.3, but t was removed in 5.0

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