1. csal80's Avatar
    I guess I kind of noticed this ever since ios 7's debut but never really asked, but is anyone having the problem that they have to backswipe twice before it actually recognizes the gesture? This is evident in the message, mail, safari and settings apps. I wish apple could implement a similar backswipe gesture as in the Flipboard app where you don't have to reach to the very end of the left of the screen. Would make it a whole lot more seamless.

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    07-08-2014 05:44 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Haven't seen any issues with gestures, have you tried rebooting the device.
    07-08-2014 07:25 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I haven't experienced any issues with this. Maybe I've never taken notice? I'll pay attention.


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    07-08-2014 07:31 AM
  4. mikeo007's Avatar
    The reason you need to swipe from the very edge of the screen is that there are 2 different, distinct swipe motions depending on where you start the swipe from. Swiping from the edge of the screen is a back gesture, but swiping from elsewhere can perform different actions.
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    07-08-2014 07:33 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The reason you need to swipe from the very edge of the screen is that there are 2 different, distinct swipe motions depending on where you start the swipe from. Swiping from the edge of the screen is a back gesture, but swiping from elsewhere can perform different actions.
    That is true Mike and I notice the speed within you swipe also has a lot to do with what you said. Thanks
    07-08-2014 09:41 AM
  6. csal80's Avatar
    The reason you need to swipe from the very edge of the screen is that there are 2 different, distinct swipe motions depending on where you start the swipe from. Swiping from the edge of the screen is a back gesture, but swiping from elsewhere can perform different actions.
    What other function can a swipe left to right elsewhere perform in the apps I mentioned? I am not aware.


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    07-08-2014 08:43 PM
  7. mikeo007's Avatar
    What other function can a swipe left to right elsewhere perform in the apps I mentioned? I am not aware.


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    Scrolling content in Safari, flagging mail in ios8, etc. Apple is just following it's own paradigms though. A swipe from the edge of the screen is the back gesture. It's an API. Flipboard chose not to use the API, but Apple encourages developers to.

    Tapatalk is a good example of the 2 different swipes. Swipe from the screen edge to pull out the main menu and swipe from the middle of the screen to traverse a thread.
    07-09-2014 07:25 AM
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