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How to exit double-tap mode???

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RPQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 20, 2011 4:46 PM
On a brand new iPod Touch (purchased March '11) it will no longer swipe to unlock the screen, nor swipe to scroll, won't swipe between screens, etc. It WILL work fine by double tapping the icons. How do I exit double-tap mode and get the Touch back to swiping again?

Thank you,

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Lenovo R500 Core 2 Duo, Windows XP Pro, - LCII, IIci, Quadra 950 (with the lock and key) and 30GB iPod Classic
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,215 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 4:49 PM (in response to RPQ)
    Basics from the manual are restart, reset, restore.

    Have you tried all of these?

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPod_touch_iOS4_UserGuide.pdf
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,215 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to RPQ)
    There is no swipe/double tap setting that I am aware.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:13 PM (in response to RPQ)
    Someone has enabled voiceover mode, but since you don't hear it, "speak hints" must be disabled. You will have to double-tap to go through all these steps, It's part of the "Voiceover" feature. To get back to normal go to Settings, General, Accessibility which is at the bottom of the page. On that page at the top you will see "Voiceover". If it is on, and it sure sounds like it is, you will have to double-tap to turn it off. Now all should be well.

    Peace.
    iPod Touch 4G, iOS 4
  • Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to RPQ)
    Sorry...I forgot one thing until I read the rest of your post. With Voiceover on you have to use a 3 finger swipe to get to the bottom of the General Settings page where "Accessibility" is. 3 finger swipe is another part of Voiceover.

    Peace.
    iPod Touch 4G, iOS 4
  • Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 21, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to RPQ)
    You're very welcome and I'm glad I could help.

    Peace.
    iPod Touch 4G, iOS 4
  • richardfromcrozet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2011 5:04 AM (in response to Bennie Roys)

    I just had the same problem on my daughter's iTouch (she must have changed the setting without knowing what it was) and your advice worked perfectly...thanks!

  • jjzuzga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to RPQ)

    You can also just triple tap the button at the bottom of your iPod.

  • MattCa1990 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 26, 2011 9:23 AM (in response to RPQ)

    or you could just try this

     

     

     

     

    iPhone is stuck in voiceover

    -plug into iTunes and under the summary page for your device go down to configure universal access and select off when you see zoom and voiceover

    -iPhone should be back to normal

     

     

     

    -if no pc all you need to do is click on number once that you are trying to enter, wait a second then double click the number you'll have to do this for each number in your passcode as well when your are using your iPhone

    -go to settings then general and then accessibility and go to voiceover and turn it off

    -once it is turned off iphone back to normal

     

    here is an article on how voiceover works:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3598

  • shanegem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Bennie Roys)

    Thank you for this, you have just saved me a trip to currys! haha!

  • Blondiekurls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to MattCa1990)

    WOW!!!!!! Thank you SOOOOooooo MUCH... This phone is my ""LIFE SAVER""and YOU just added another TEN (10) onto that!!!!

    THANK. YOU!!!!!!!!

     

  • ekbaldwin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to Bennie Roys)

    Worked for my daughter's itouch also

     

    Thanks!

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