iOS 4.3 Beta features new multi-touch gestures for iPad, but to enable multi-touch gestures on iOS 4.3 iPad, there’s an extra step involved other than restoring iOS 4.3 beta.
These new multi-touch gestures are not enabled by default in iOS 4.3 beta, you need to enable these gestures via Xcode on Mac OS X. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to enable multi-touch gestures on iPad iOS 4.3 beta.
How to enable Muti-touch gestures on iPad 4.3 beta
Download iOS 4.3 beta, connect your iPad to your computer and restore it to iOS 4.3 beta.
Download Xcode and install it on your Mac.
Open Xcode, and click on the iPad icon in the sidebar
Now click on “Use for Development” and login with your Apple developer credentials and wait for Xcode to verify your iPad with Apple’s servers. Once done, the icon next to iPad will turn green.
Now close the Xcode and also close the Settings.app on iPad from the multitasking tray (double click the iPad Home button, tap & hold Settings.app icon and then hit the red badge to close the app).
Now go to Settings > General on your iPad, there you’ll find the “Multitasking Gestures” preference which, by default, is set to “ON”.
That’s it! Now you can use the following gestures (4 or 5 fingers) on iPad iOS 4.3:
- 4-5 fingers Pinch to the Home Screen
- 4-5 fingers Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar
- 4-5 fingers Swipe left or right to switch between apps.
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