When was the 4 finger swipe added?

iMaven

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Jan 21, 2011
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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?
 

qCzar

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Feb 27, 2011
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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?


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.
 
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Comeagain?

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Feb 17, 2011
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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.
 
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Drag'nGT

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All we need is a page back and forward gesture in Safari to really smooth out the browsing.
 
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