Typescript version of Swiper in Slides has no lockSwipes(), unlockSwipes() definitions

As far as I understand there is the only way to lock/unlock swipe for now: use ionDrag event when an object of Swiper is passed like a parameter to the function,But in such way you can not implement slide change by buttons without initial drag event firing to get an instance.of Swiper

I already read JS version of swiper-widget and see that there is such functionality, so it just needs to be added to the type definitions

Did you get this working? I have the same problem

I am new to ionic, how do we add the functionality to the type definitions?

And why should this be the case if its in the documentation???