How to Force Quit an Application (iPad)

If an app is unresponsive but the system seems to respond to when you press any button, you can force the app to close:

Step 1: Double-click the Home button.


Step 2: Swipe left or right until you have located the app you wish to close


Step 3. Swipe the app up to close it.


Note: It's typically unnecessary to force an application to close unless the app is unresponsive. You can view all recently used apps by double-clicking the Home button. These apps are not open; they are in a suspended state.


Additional Information

If you close an app that has been configured to receive background notifications, it will no longer receive them until it has been reopened.

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