Close an app on your iPad

If an app won’t respond or seems frozen, you can close it, then open it again.

How to close an app

iPad screen showing how to close an app

You should only close an app if it’s unresponsive. To close an app on your iPad, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home Screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle of the screen.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.  
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app. 

Find out how to close an app on your iPhone or iPod touch.

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