Notice: this not works for iPad 1 with iOS 5.x, if you like multi-touch gestures feature, I recommend you don’t upgrade your iPad 1 to iOS 5.
We can find some guide on the Internet that show how to enable multi-touch gestures on iPad, but all of them request your iPad is jailbreaked, or need you own a Mac computer with XCode installed.
Now with iBackupBot, we can easily enable multi-touch gestures on iPad without jailbreaking:
What you need:
- 1. A PC computer with Windows XP/Vista/7 system, iTunes 10.2.1 installed.
- 2. An iPad or iPad 2 with iOS 4.3 or 4.3.1.
- 3. iBackupBot iTunes Backup Manager.
Then follow these steps:
- 1. Run iTunes, connect your iPad to computer, right click your iPad name in left window of iTunes and select Back Up.
- 2. After the backup process done, exit iTunes, run iBackupBot, select the newest backup of your iPad in left window of iBackupBot.
- 3. Double click Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist in right window of iBackupBot, it will pop up a plist editor window.
- 4. Add below two line under <dict> line:
- 5. Click the Disk button to save changes then close the plist editor window.
Notice: When saving changes, the program will re-sort the contents of plist file by key, so the 2 lines you just added may been moved to other place, you can press CTRL+F and enter SBUseSystemGestures to find it.
- 6. Press CTRL+T, the program will prompt “Do you really want restore this backup to your device?”, just click Yes button.
- 7. After the restore process done, your iPad will restart automatically, then you can enjoy the multi-touch gestures feature.
BTW: this method will not show the multi-touch gestures switch in option window of iPad, so if you want disable multi-touch gestures feature, you can find and delete the two line that you added in Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist then restore to iPad using iBackupBot.
A video on YouTube about this:
Enable iPad Multi-touch Gestures on Windows, no jailbreak request
Tags: iPad Software