Swiping problem in Calendar

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  1. iBozz

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    For some while (I can't recall from just when) I have found swiping from one week to the next or one day to the next almost impossible.

    Swiping vertically/downwards (as in Month and Year view) works just fine, it is the horizontal/sideways swipe that is virtually inoperative.

    I have a vague feeling that this behaviour started with iOS7 (but I cannot swear to that) but recently (since the latest iOS upgrade?) it has become much much worse.

    No matter how many fingers I use, how lightly or hard I press the screen, how many good old fashioned Anglo-Saxon oaths and curses I utter, the Calendar remains showing the same week or day.

    Occasionally it swipes as expected, but I have been unable to see just why it works on those occasions and not others.

    I have rebooted in case there was something "trapped" in RAM, or whatever, but that has made absolutely no difference.

    I'm running a 3rd Generation 64GB iPad under iOS7.1.1 so what is going on and how can I overcome it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. J. A.

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    In day view, you can't change the day when you swipe on the right side, where the events are listed. It works this way:


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    If it doesn't work in week view (only a short swipe is needed, usually), try to swipe on the part of the screen where the day/date is showing:


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    Hope that helps.
     
  3. twerppoet

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    Also make sure you've restarted or reset the iPad recently. Errors can creep up on you if the device is not occasionally restarted.


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    The Usual Fixes
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    When you have problems with an app it's a good idea to clear it from RAM.

    Close/Clear the app:

    iOS 6: With the problem app closed, double tap on the Home button to get the multitask bar. Tap and hold on any icon in the bar until they jiggle, then tap the minus sign on the problem app.

    iOS 7: Double tap the Home button to get the multitasking display. Swipe up on the problem app's thumbnail image (not the icon).

    If that does not work try a restart,

    Restart: Hold down the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it off. When the iPad finishes shutting down, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears. Apple recommends you restart the iPad at least once a month.

    and then a reset if that does not work.

    Reset: Hold down the power and home buttons until the Apple logo appears. The iPad will reboot. This usually takes a bit longer than a restart.

    Reset All Settings: Another, somewhat more drastic thing you can do is Reset All Settings. You'll find this under Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It won't erase any of your content, apps, or accounts; but you will have to go through most of your other settings and re-tweak them back to your liking. Do not confuse this with Erase All Content and Settings.

    More detailed information at: iOS: Not responding or does not turn on
     
  4. iBozz

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    Thanks for the advice

    I may have been giving longer swipes rather than short ones, but then I am not aware that I have ever done anything else or changed my swiping length. Nevertheless, I shall now use short swipes.

    However, changing my swiping style or using different parts of the display did not restore sanity to the fevered iBozz brow and, having Restarted to no effect, I have just Reset the iPad.

    The first couple of swipes thereafter failed to change the week, but since then I have been a tad more careful with the length of swipe and it does seem, at first sight, to be back to normal.

    My Calendar rules my life and if it isn't in the Calendar I just don't remember to do it so this problem has been a source of intense frustration. I shall test this post Reset era over the next few days and report back as to whether things have returned to normal, the problem is intermittent or if no change has occurred and I thus am awaiting the arrival of the men in white coats carrying a straight-jacket!

    Thanks again - watch this space!
     
  5. twerppoet

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    Keep an eye out in other apps, and when swiping to other home screens. It shows up elsewhere it may be a problem with the hardware, and a visit to Apple may be in order. Hopefully an under warrantee visit.

    If it remains entirely a Calendar problem, it may be the app is corrupted. Since there is no way to de-install and re-install the Calendar app, you would need to re-install iOS itself.
     
  6. iBozz

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    Fortunately only Calendar was affected and a combination of the Reset and more delicate swiping appears to have done the trick.

    Thanks, one and all.
     
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    Glad to hear it is working for you now. And thanks for letting us know.
     

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