I can't zoom with finger pinch( 2 fingers)

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  1. ext

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    I can't zoom with finger pinch( 2 fingers) in photos, safari and google maps on iPhone 4s... Does anyone have any idea what may be the problem?
     
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    Are you pinching diagonally? Side-to-side doesn't work well. But diagonally, corner to corner, definitely does work. A quick double-tap on the screen in G-Maps and Safari will zoom in as well.
     
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    Yes, I tried to pinch diagonally as well, but still it doesn't work... I know that I can zoom with double click, but that now the real solution, especially when I'm browsing on the internet in safari...
     
  4. rambo47

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    Do you have a screen protector on your iPhone? That might be interfering with the screen's touch sensitivity. Otherwise it sounds like a defective screen.
     
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    No, I don't have a screen protector...
    I have no idea what may cause this problem.
     
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    Everything works fine when I zoom with a double click, I can pan to the left, right, up and down which means that this problem has something to do with the 2 fingers gesture recognition.
     
  7. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    When my fingers are extremely dry it's sometimes difficult to pinch and zoom.
     
  8. CanadianNemo

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    Which iOS are you running?
     
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    It's not about the dry fingers, this problem occurred one week ago
     
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    I'm running 5.1.1
     
  11. liberated

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    I'm having similar issues on an old 4s, sometes the lower left side of the screen goes unresponsive. Thinking of getting a new screen, will that fix the issue?


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    I don't think that that will fix the issue because I think that this is a software problem not hardware and besides that I don't think that is worth changing the screen without knowing what the real prolem is on the first place...
     
  13. liberated

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    Software ? Doubt it otherwise every 4s would have this issue but I agree I need to find out what's wrong before replacing the screen


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    Like I said before, according to me this problem has something to do with the 2 fingers gesture recognition.
    Any ideas how to fix that, or where to search for that?
     
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    Sometimes it depends from the apps that we install...
    One month ago I had a problem with the keyboard, the keyboard could not disappear and was covering all my apps on home screen, so after a good search I found that the lockinfo tweak from cydia was causing that and after I've deleted lockinfo everything was fine... But I don't think that this is the case with this problem because I haven't installed any app or tweak before this happened...
     
  16. liberated

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    It's hardware, otherwise we would all have the issue


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    The reason I believe it's hardware it's because my issue is intermittent and I have not installed any new software on that old 4S


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    Maybe you are right, we have different opinions, but they are both possible...
    Can someone at least guide me somewhere where I can keep searching for this?
    For example some forum where experienced people working with hardware and software may be connected?
    As I can see Liberated was right, this is not a common problem and that's I need to find some people that actually had the same problem... So far it's very hard to find that kind of people...
    I really appreciate you help, thanks :)
     
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    I FOUND THE PROBLEM!
    It was a software problem after all... I was deleting the programs one by one and found that QuickDo was making this issue... It doesn't make any sense, I've been using this app for 3 months and suddenly the same app that was working perfectly made this problem... This is very strange, no one can predict this...
    QuickDo is a nice app for multitask, app shortcuts, virtual home/power buttons... ( for those that didn't know)
    CONCLUSION: Be careful what you install!
    thanks everyone :)
     
  20. RoofMonkey

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    Could be software related, restores fix a myriad of things. But I would try a hard reset/reboot first. That can also fix all kinda of weird little glitches.


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