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Enable Multitouch Gesture on iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 4.3.1


Apple released iOS 4.3.1 with an hidden presence of multi-gesture touch, to do with 4 and 5 fingers to run their application without using the Start button. Multi-touch gestures provides the ability to exit an application and return to the home screen by pressing with four or five fingers. Also, if the slide to the left or right to switch between open applications and slide up to open multiple taskbar.

Note : iPad user can follow our guide to Enable Multitouch Gesture on iPad iOS 4.3.1


This article explains step by step how to enable multi-touch gestures on  iPhone 4. First you must connect your phone to your PC / Mac using SSH, or  use iFile to edit with in your iPhone

instructions :

For iPhone 4 : Navigate to System >> Library >> CoreServices >> SpringBoard.app >> N90AP.plist

For iPhone 3GS : Navigate to System >> Library >> CoreServices >> SpringBoard.app >> N88AP.plist

and add following string



Navigate to var >> mobile >> Library >> Preferences and open com.apple.springboard.plist and add following string



now respring or reboot your phone and that’s it



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  1. luquio April 27, 2011 Reply

    it works on my ipod touch 4G … with this file

    iPod Touch 4G (32gb) >> Library >> CoreServices >> SpringBoard.app >> N81AP.plist

  2. Krakendorph April 14, 2011 Reply

    Worked awesome after a reboot (iPhone 4 iOS 4.3.1)

  3. Fred April 8, 2011 Reply

    i can only get the 4 thingers pinch to close all but none of the other 2 gestures…..any solution??

  4. apo April 6, 2011 Reply

    wtf I checked the files again and the lines are gone, they save properly but when I open the file again they are gone??!

  5. Guest April 6, 2011 Reply
  6. apo April 6, 2011 Reply

    iphone 4/4.3.1/redsnow
    editet with ifile with txt editor, added the lines in shown plase, restarted and nothing new in settings. Actually I dont even know where to look for the settings.

  7. majod April 6, 2011 Reply

    work in iOS 4.2.1 or not

  8. Iuli April 6, 2011 Reply

    How do i ssh into my iPhone 4 if is not jailbroken? It can be done? Tks

  9. Hemant April 6, 2011 Reply


    I am trying to edit the files on ifile but i cant save them.

  10. Markus April 6, 2011 Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! It worked, but i was wondering how do you enable the switch for it in the settings??

  11. Theo April 6, 2011 Reply

    Couldn’t update the com.apple.springboard via iFile; error Encountered unexpected character d on line 144 (or 143 or 145).

    The N90AP.plist was successful….

  12. Omar April 6, 2011 Reply

    Save yourself the headache and Jailbreak your phone and install Activator.

  13. FransUrbo April 6, 2011 Reply

    On my iPhone 4, they where binary files. When i added the keys with the PLE, it created an XML file. Sending that up to the iPhone made my SpringBoard crash. Luckily, I had made a backup before modifying it so remodifying the files and convert them to binary files worked…

  14. Sayan April 5, 2011 Reply

    did it……

    but how can we get the button that we get in iphone 4 in the settings app????

    and does this tweak slow the first time opening of an app????

  15. Sayan April 5, 2011 Reply

    i copied the strings at the end of the file, after everything……..

  16. Sayan April 5, 2011 Reply

    followed the steps above and now my iphone3gs is stuck on apple logo and the moving wheel…:(

    help plz…..

    • Vinay April 5, 2011 Reply

      @Sayan now you need to restore again, you need to add the strings in appropriate place. Check the images attached in the guide for your future reference.

  17. Dymont April 5, 2011 Reply

    Thank you! It works great!

  18. FransUrbo April 5, 2011 Reply

    If you use ‘Property List Editor’, save the files as ‘XML Property List File’ and then convert them back to binary format with ‘plutil -convert binary1 FILE.plist’ before you send them back to the iPhone.

  19. justin April 5, 2011 Reply

    Do i delete the each of them in the instrutions as its not made clear

  20. HarrowedAU April 5, 2011 Reply

    Works on 3GS also, but instead of N90AP.plist first file is N88AP.plist.

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