Follow the instructions to enable multi-touch gestures for iPhon 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch and iPad:
We will be editing 3 plist files in this tutorial. To edit and find .plist files use following application for Windows machine or Mac:
- Windows users can use plist editor
- Mac users can use TextWrangler / BBEdit / XCode.
- Use USB based applications like iPhone Explorer or DiskAid to access and replace these files or via SSH using WinSCP or CyberDuck(Mac).
Navigate to Root > var > mobile > Library > Preferences > com.apple.springboard.plist
Copy this file to your computer and add the following two lines of code:
Navigate to Root > System > Library > CoreServices > SpringBoard.app > N90AP.plist
N90AP.plist exists on iPhone 4 only. The corresponding file for iPhone 3GS is N88AP.plist, iPod Touch is N81AP.plist and for iPad K48AP.plist. Usually, there’s just one of this file’s kind in the specified folder, so it should not be very difficult to identify.
Add the following two lines:
Navigate to Root > Applications > Preferences.app > General.plist
Replace the following block of code with the new code.
cell PSGroupCell footerCellClass MultitaskingGestureExplanationView id Mutltitasking_Gesture_Group requiredCapabilities multitasking-gestures cell PSSwitchCell default defaults com.apple.springboard id Mutltitasking_Gesture_Switch key SBUseSystemGestures label Multitasking_Gestures requiredCapabilities multitasking-gestures
With new Code:
cell PSGroupCell footerCellClass MultitaskingGestureExplanationView requiredCapabilities multitasking-gestures cell PSSwitchCell default defaults com.apple.springboard key SBUseSystemGestures label Multitasking Gestures requiredCapabilities multitasking-gestures
After you have saved these edit files put them back in their locations and restart or respring your iOS device for the changes to take effect.
Enabling Multitasking Gestures:
Go to Settings > General and scroll down to see Multitasking gestures.
You can now do the following three gestures using four fingers, though in my opinion the iPhone or iPod Touch screens are too small for these many fingers.
- Pinch to home screen
- Swipe up for Multitasking bar
- Swipe left/right to switch apps