Multitasking gestures issue

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by anonchi, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. anonchi

    anonchi
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Thanks Received:
    1
    With multitasking gestures enabled, ive noticed that whenever I swipe with four fingers to another app, it takes a couple of seconds before I can actually use the app... Is this a problem with just my iPad or is this a universal thing?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Do you notice this effect when you switch apps the 'normal' way or is this something you only observe using multi-gestures? If so, what happens if you turn off multi-gestures?

    Tim
     
  3. anonchi

    anonchi
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I just tried it out and it doesn't happen when I switch apps through the multitask bar..the app switching animation is a few seconds shorter using the multitouch gestures so I guess it doesn't have as much time to load as when you switch using the multitasking bar... This'll probably be fixed when the multitasking gestures are officially released
     
  4. ctsluder

    ctsluder
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Thanks Received:
    3
    How do you turn them off?
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
    They were included in the Developer's release of iOS but Apple internally turned them off for the public release. However, some people have found a way to re-enable them without jail breaking. If you have enabled them - to do this you need access to a Mac computer, a PC won't do - then there's a facility in the 'Settings' menu to turn them on or off.

    Tim
     
  6. richsadams

    richsadams
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    99
  7. Tim SPRACKLEN

    Tim SPRACKLEN
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,236
    Thanks Received:
    121
  8. richsadams

    richsadams
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3,500
    Thanks Received:
    99
    I have the same experience...when swiping with multitouch gestures the programs take about two seconds to become responsive whereas when changing with the multitask bar they are active almost immediately.

    My pleasure! :)
     
  9. DontUnderstandMyIpad

    DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,193
    Thanks Received:
    13
    It seems unlikely that the 2sec delay will be fixed, at least on iPad 2. The reason being that it takes some time to load the app's frozen state.

    The swipe gesture let's you move to another app directly, meaning you see it's interface when the app itself hasn't even finished loading. But when using the multitaskbar, it first shows an animation of the app moving into the foreground.

    The reason I am mentioning this is, to note that the multitaskbar is not a faster way of switching between apps, it only feels faster, because the brain gets temporarily distracted by the app opening animation.
     
    #9 DontUnderstandMyIpad, Apr 11, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  10. Matt1226

    Matt1226
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I also have the same problem. I think it's why they haven't released it as a public release because of the perception that apple is slow. Not the kind of thing you relate to apple. I thunk if the apps where ready for use or updating while not in use the battery life would suck.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
fix delay in swipe ipad2
,
ibackupbot multitasking gestures iphone
,
ios multitasking gestures lag
,
ipad 2swipe gesture problem
,

ipad multitasking gestures problems

,

ipad swipe delay

,
ipad2 swipe delay
,

multitask jestures problem ipad

,
problem with ipad multitasking gestures
,

turn off the multitasking gestures in app