iPad apps can freeze for a number of reasons, but luckily there are a few ways to fix them. In this article, we'll show you how to close iPad apps, restart your iPad, and delete an app that's frozen.
close iPad apps
iPad users may sometimes find that one or more of their apps are frozen and unresponsive. When this occurs, closing the app(s) and restarting them usually resolves the issue. How do you close an iPad app? The process is very similar to how you force quit an iPhone app. The only difference is how iPadOS presents your open apps in a bird's eye view, which are known as Work Spaces. First, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to bring up the Dock (Figure A).
Next, locate the app that's frozen or unresponsive. If it's the only app open, you can just swipe it up and off the screen to close it (Figure B). If there are multiple apps open, then swipe left or right until you see the app you want to close. Once you've found it, swipe up on the app to close it (Figure C).
To close an iPad app, you can either swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause with your finger on the app until it jiggles, or press and hold the app until it begins to jiggle, and then tap the "X" in the top-left corner of the app. If your iPad is frozen and you can't swipe up to access the apps, you can force-quit an app by pressing and holding the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time for about six seconds. When you see the Apple logo, release both buttons and wait for your iPad to start up again.
If your iPad app is frozen and won't close, you may be able to fix the issue by force-closing the app. There are a few different ways to do this, but we'll start with the easiest one. If you've got an iPad with a physical home button (inlcuding the iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini and the iPad Pros made before 2018), you can double-click the home button to see that view. This will show you a list of all of your open apps in miniature form. Swipe up on the app's preview to close it. If this doesn't work, move on to Step 2.
Closing apps on an iPad is a very easy process. Simply slide an app up and off the screen to close it. This is a great solution if your app is frozen and you can't seem to close it any other way. Just make sure you don't accidentally close an app that you're still using—otherwise, you might have to reopen it and start from scratch.
If the app doesn't close or restart, you can try force quitting it. On an iPad, double-click the Home button to bring up the app switcher, then swipe up on the app you want to close. If that still doesn't work, it might be time to head over to the App Store to see if there are any updates waiting for you.
iPad apps can freeze for a variety of reasons. In this post, we'll discuss how to close iPad apps, which can fix a frozen app.
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