Four finger swipe not working on iPad

The four finger swipe feature to switch between open apps is not working on my iPad.  How can I restore this feature?

Your tagline say that you are running iOS 4.2. It doesn't Work in iOS 4.2. you need to upgrade to iOS 5 if you want that feature. You need to update via iTunes on a computer for this update. After you update to iOS 5, you can do future updates OTA via WiFi.
iOS 5: Updating your device to iOS 5

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    Help us to help you by posting the following information.
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