How to Enable MultiTasking Gestures in iOS 5 for iPad 1

Even after iOS5, the first generation iPad still did not get the multitasking gestures or display mirroring in the proper official way. We now have a version of Redsnow which unlocks these features without the use of jailbreak. In this article we will explain how to enable multitasking gestures in iOS 5 for iPad 1.

Multi-Tasking Gestures on iOS 5 in iPad

How to Enable MultiTasking Gestures in iOS 5 for iPad 1

Warning: The following instructions apply to iPad1 only. Both the features, i.e., gestures and mirroring are already present in iPad 2, so it doesn’t need any changes. However it is advised that before you proceed with the process; create a backup of your iPad so that if something goes wrong your data stays safe. Here is how to do it:

  1. Modified version of Redsnow with the tweaked payload is available online, download it: For MacFor windows.
  2. Get the iPad connected to the computer.
  3. Turn the iPad off now.
  4. After launching Redsnow select ‘Jailbreak’. The process of jailbreak will not start unless you follow the steps.
  5. Put your iPad into DFU mode after tagging along the instructions coming on screen.
  6. Uncheck the box titled ‘Install Cydia’ and this will prevent the jailbreak to load and will only enable multitasking.
  7. Check the box, ‘Enable Multitask Gesture’.
  8. Complete the process and click ‘Next’. Now reboot your iPad.
  9. When the iPad restarts, go to the ‘Settings’ and tap the ‘General’ tab. Here look for the tab ‘Multitasking Gestures’ and make sure that it is turned On.
Multi-Tasking Gestures on iOS 5 in iPad

The best way to make sure that you have successfully managed the settings, pinch with four fingers after turning it on.

Gestures in Multitasking:

With the use of four or five fingers, the user can:

  1. Get to the Home Screen after pinching which is very much similar to pinching from OS X Lion to its Launchpad.
  2. Show the apps running in the multitasking bar by swiping.
  3. You can swipe either way, left or right, between the open applications.

via OSXDaily

About Bilal Hameed

Posted on January 31, 2012, in Apple, iOS, iPad and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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