How to Force Quit an App on iPad Running iOS 11

How do you force quit an app on iPad running iOS 11? The process has been slightly changed. Head over to know how it's done.

Whenever I find any app freezing on iPhone or iPad, the first solution that I try to fix the problem is “Force Quit” the problematic app. Simply double click the Home button and swipe up on the app card to quit the app. However, this process has slightly been tweaked in iOS 11 especially on iPad. So, how do you force quit an app on iPad Pro in iOS 11?

Now, you have to first press and hold on the app in the app switching interface before tapping on the remove button to get rid of it. You can also use gesture to quit any app. If you are wondering why force quitting an app is not working like before on your iPad running iOS 11, check out these quick steps to know how it works now.

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How to Force Quit an App on iPad in iOS 11

Updated on 10 July 2017: This post was written based on iOS 11 beta 1 and 2. If your iPhone and iPad is running iOS 11 beta 3, simply double press the Home button on your iPad to access App Switcher and then swipe up on the app card to close it.

How to Force Quit an App on iPad in iOS 11

Step #1. First off, you need to double-click on the Home button.

Step #2. Next, you have to locate the app you wish to quit in the app switcher interface. Then, just press and hold on the app in question.

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Step #3. Finally, tap on the x to force quit it.

How to Force Quit an App on iPad Pro in iOS 11 Using Gesture

Step #1. Assuming you are in an app, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen with one finger.

The Dock show will show up on the screen, continue, to swipe to open the Control Center and App Switcher.

Step #2. Next, you need to locate the app you wish to quit.

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Step #3. Now, press and hold on the app.

Step #4. Finally, tap on the X to quit it.

Wrapping up

The new process of force quitting an app on iPad Pro seems to be inconvenient. I guess Apple has done it to ensure you don’t quit any app by accident. Anyway, I would like to know your views about it.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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