I've noticed after upgrading to iOS 5 that a little pull-out sheet for the Calendar app appears on finger swipe near the top edge when inside other apps. I already disabled multi-gestures but this still occurs. Is there way to turn this off? It's annoying when using full screen drawing apps for example.

  • How do you reproduce that problem? I'm not altogether sure I understand what you mean. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 14:43
  • Go to any app and do a quick down swipe gesture along the top edge of the screen (around the midpoint).
    – Anna
    Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:24
  • why would u turn off by-far the most useful features of iOS 5 on an iPad?
    – Alexander
    Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:45

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I think you might be talking about the Notification Center. Does it look like the pictures in this iOS: Understanding Notifications page?

If so, go to Settings -> Notifications -> Calendar, and turn off 'Notification Centre'.

  • Yes! That's it. But strangely turning it off doesn't make the tab go away just the content inside it.
    – Anna
    Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:30
  • On my iPad, which currently has no pending notifications, but I have one appointment for tomorrow morning, shows a Calendar entry, so this sounds spot-on. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:31
  • AFAIK there is now way to disable the entire notification centre. It'll show up when you do that downward motion whether it has pending notifications or not. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:32
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    Maybe they will add it with the next update. I can see it being disruptive and prone to accidental interactions, especially when lending the device to a kid or something.
    – Anna
    Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 15:44
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    Like Clare said, it's one of the major new features, so I don't expect there will be a way to turn it off. I have noticed in some games however, that you need to swipe twice to get the panel. The first time, it just drops down a little tab. I think this to prevent accidental interactions, but I'm not sure if it's on purpose or just an odd bug. Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 18:03

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