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RPQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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,

RPQ

Lenovo R500 Core 2 Duo, Windows XP Pro, - LCII, IIci, Quadra 950 (with the lock and key) and 30GB iPod Classic
  • 1. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)
    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
  • 2. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    RPQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you - restarting the Touch (page 43 of the manual) didn't place the Touch back in swipe mode. This is my girlfriend's daughter's Touch and I don't want to reset it right now or lose data, etc. Just looking for a quick answer for the moment - she has had to have gone into the general settings or accessibility area and accidentally selected a new setting. I can get down to "General" in the General Settings area settings but no further as you can't scroll down below "General". The Touch works fine but you have to double tap everything.

    I can research this problem tomorrow but am trying to see if someone knows the exact setting to change. I also have seen that some accessibility settings can/should be made in iTunes menu while the iPod is docked. Apparently their are mode settings in iTunes.
  • 3. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)
    There is no swipe/double tap setting that I am aware.
  • 4. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    RPQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks - resetting the Touch allows a swipe upon first unlock, then the swipe feature immediately stops working and you have to resort to double tapping from then on. When you single tap an icon, a gray square appears around the icon. When you double tap it, the icon (or app) opens up and works normally. I'm wondering if she downloaded an app that customizes how the user interface works. I have an iPhone4 and have not seen any settings for going between swiping and tapping either.
  • 5. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • 6. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • 7. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    RPQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Perfecto!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot. That was the issue. Swiping with 3 fingers got me down to the bottom of menu - to get to Accessibility and in to turn Voiceover off. Now the Touch works with 1 or 2 finger swipe, etc... as normal.

    Thanks again,

    RPQ
  • 8. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    Bennie Roys Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    You're very welcome and I'm glad I could help.

    Peace.
  • 9. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    richardfromcrozet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • 10. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    jjzuzga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 11. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    MattCa1990 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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

  • 12. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    shanegem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 13. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    Blondiekurls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

    THANK. YOU!!!!!!!!

     

     

  • 14. Re: How to exit double-tap mode???
    ekbaldwin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked for my daughter's itouch also

     

    Thanks!

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