Guide: How to Enable Multi-Touch Gestures on iOS 4.3 for iPad

As we reported before, iOS 4.3 Beta has added several multi-touch gestures for the iPad. This feature is not enabled by default, and thus needs to be enabled manually. As this is a Beta version of iOS 4.3, this specific feature needs to be enabled via Xcode on you Mac.

iPad Settings App

Follow this step-by-step procedure to enable multi-touch gestures on iPad, running iOS 4.3 beta:

Step 1: Download iOS 4.3 Beta firmware, and restore it on your iPad using iTunes.

Step 2: Download the latest version of Xcode, and install it.

Step 3: Open Xcode and click on the iPad icon in the sidebar.

Step 4: In this new window, click “Use for Development.”:


Step 5: Log in with your Apple Developer user credentials, and wait to get verified. The icon next to the iPad should now turn green.

Apple Developer Login Xcode

Step 6: Close Xcode and close the on your iPad from the multitasking tray.

Step 7: That’s it! Open the again, then the “General” tab. You should now find the “Multitasking Gestures” option. By default this is set to on.

You can now reveal the multitasking tray a 4-5 finger swipe up, return to the home-screen by a 4-5 pinch gesture, or switch between running applications.

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