iOS 7 multitasking gestures explained

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Now that you have iOS 7 installed on your iPhone or iPad you will want to get hands-on with some of the latest features, and this includes iOS 7 multitasking gestures for improved usability. With this smarter way to switch between apps you benefit from updated content based on the way you use iOS 7, and this delivers true multitasking based on your habits at certain times of the day.

Apple states that multitasking in iOS 7 delivers what you want when you want it, although this will be based on what you have previously done at certain times of the day. The software will aim to have your content updated before you launch the apps by learning what you do each day. This is massive step forward, but will users really notice the added benefit?

iOS 7 multitasking gestures – we have tracked down a few videos to explain how to use certain multitasking gestures in iOS 7. These include basic switching between apps, closing more than one app at a time by sliding them off the screen, new gestures and also head gesture controls.

In the first video below this article you will see how to use head gestures that started to be revealed in early iOS 7 betas, but are now in the hands of users on iPad and iPhone. Some of these iOS 7 features and gestures are unknown to users, so take a look at the first video to learn how to use your head to interact with your device and in this video an iPad.

What are your favorite gestures found in iOS 7? Do you like the new multitasking and gesture controls? The second video runs for just over 3 minutes and delivers another multitasking hands-on in iOS 7 with a large iPad. This shows app switching and is perfect for the real newbies to iOS 7 that want to learn the basics.

You’ll see closing two apps at once when multitasking in a very short third video, and a 2 minute video covering iOS 7 gestures on an iPhone for performing tasks a lot faster in the fourth video.

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Have you experienced any iOS multitasking or gesture problems? During our beta tests the issues were small, but we met a number of them although the public build has been problem free so far. In our final video you can see one issue a user has had with multitasking gestures. If you have been meeting problems with gestures, multitasking or another feature in iOS 7 then please share a comment below.

You can learn more about iOS 7 AirDrop with an iPad demo in our previous article. If you have a favorite feature in the new mobile software, then let us know in the comments and feel free to share what you hate as well if you are disappointed.

Also See: iOS 8.1 problems for early adopters

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  • Kevin

    3G needs to replace that airplane Mode in control panel 😁

  • wolffen

    With 3 fingers, remove 3 apps.
    Icon of removed app or apps still there. Another bug.

  • Danny Dodge

    Ive had those gestures since iOS 5…

    That isnt an inconsistancy per se, the app you open from the multitaking bar becomes your first app open and therefore can only be swiped left not right, although returning to the multitask screen should reflect tthat too, that must be a minor bug they havent fixed, but it is just a detail lol

  • HappyLife

    My ipad’s multi tasking gestures stopped working after a day i updated to ios 7.