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. – Lasse V. Karlsen Oct 16 '11 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 Oct 16 '11 at 15:24
  • why would u turn off by-far the most useful features of iOS 5 on an iPad? – Alexander - Reinstate Monica Oct 16 '11 at 15:45

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 Oct 16 '11 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. – Lasse V. Karlsen Oct 16 '11 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. – Lasse V. Karlsen Oct 16 '11 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 Oct 16 '11 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. – chrismanderson Oct 16 '11 at 18:03

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