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How to Force Quit an App on iPad with iOS 11

November 14, 2017 16:43 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iOS System Tuneup
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In some situations, we have to fore quit those not responding or unnecessary open Apps to keep it running at peak efficiency since it frees up memory and stops background refreshing. However, some users don’t know how to force running apps to close on iPad in iOS 11. No worries, here we will guide you through to close apps on iPad Pro/Air/Mini in iOS 11 with 3 workable ways.

Related Read: How to Delete Apps on iPhone with iOS 11

Method 1: Close Your Apps on iPad from the App Switcher

Equipped with the new multitasking layout, hence force quitting an app on iPad running iOS 11 is a bit different as before, below is the detailed guide you can follow to close those unresponsive apps.

First of all, double-click your iPad’s Home button to bring up the app switcher.

double click home button

Tap and hold on the app thumbnail preview until the little “X” appears. Then hit the “X” on the top left corner to kill those unnecessary apps.

 kill apps

After that, you can press the Home button to exit the app.

Method 2: Force Quit an App with iOS 11 on iPad Using Gesture

For those who want to save Home button use or has broken Home button on iPad, you can also use a gesture to force quit apps on iOS 11 iPad without Home button if you have already activated gestures on your iPad. If not, you can

Go to the Settings App on iPad. Then find General and tap multitasking and turn Gestures
ON.

turn gesture on

After enabled the Gesture, follow the steps below to close apps.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the App switcher.

access app switcher

When the Dock appears, swipe it to open up the app switching interface and Control Center.

After that, you will have to find the app you want to force close in the app switcher.

Then simply press and hold the app and click on X to close it.

Method 3: Kill an App on iPad using AssistiveTouch in iOS 11

Compared with 2 methods above, using assistive touch to close an app on iPad with iOS 11

seems a little bit devious, but you can still give a try.
Step 1: Tap on assistive touch (touch screen button)on your iPad screen.
Step 2: Then hit Device>> More option (three dots) >> Multitasking successively.

multitasking

Step 3: After that, all the apps you recently used will appear on the screen, just find an app and swipe away app to force close.

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