Turn On Multitasking Gestures on iPad

With the latest iOS update from Apple, iOS 5 adds a very helpful new feature for the iPad that will help you preserve the life of your Home Button. The Multitasking Gestures feature on your iPad lets you navigate on your device with just a few multiple-finger gestures as follows:

1. Five-finger pinch to go to Home Screen
2. Four-finger swipe up to reveal all your running apps (multitasking bar)
3. Four-finger left or right swipe to go from one running app to another

The Multitasking Gestures feature of the iPad is very useful and covenient. And since the Home Button is prone to mechanical wear, using Multitasking Gestures helps in preserving it by giving users alternative options to navigate their iPads. Once you get used to these gestures, you might forget that there’s even a home button.

Here’s how to activate/deactivate the Multitasking Gestures:

Multitasking Gestures on iPad, Five-finger pinch to Home Screen, Four-finger swipe up to multitasking bar, Four-finger left or right swipe to switch apps