iPad Dock Not Working/Showing, Stuck, Unable to Access

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Ohhh, Your iPad Dock Not Working or Showing, You must know New iPad dock in iOS 12 is prominent tools for access multiple applications very fast and alternatively. iPad dock is for open recently used or closed apps, Too much-needed app all the time, Set apps in Split view (Side by Side design), Multitasking, Drag and Drop and App switcher. This is the quick tutorial on fix iPad dock related problems like stuck, Dock in iPad Disabled, Unable to access app on Dock because of the unresponsive screen.

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New iOS 12 for iPad is the biggest update ever, using these awesome features iDevice feel like a Small version of Desktop. Because of all application now in control and on a single screen for instant preview. 2. Multitasking, Finger gesture for activate screen. 3. Dock enable using Gesture or Assistive touch (Customise Assistive touch in latest iOS).

Steps: iPad Dock Not Working in iOS, Stuck, Flick up

1. Don’t want to see dock on iPad in iOS 12

Swipe up finger on iPad screen reveals two control using the same gesture. 1. Swipe up a finger to the centre of the screen Show control Dock 2. Swipe up screen to full screen give multitasking screen.

2. Unable to pick up on swipe up on screen: Restart

Sometimes you might feel, Dock not responding in finger gesture. Simple restart strategy works really great for you.

Restart or Reboot iPad: Press Sleep/ Wake button until you see the slide to power off screen.

3. Reset setting

Please tack backup full device before go reset all the settings.

For Both cellular or WiFi iPad model has an option for restore all the settings to default value. To reset it, Go to the Settings > General > Reset > Reset All settings.

5 reset all settings on iPad

4. Update iOS in iPad settings

Wait for new updates, and check existing new updates available in latest iOS.

Check it on iPad settings app > General > Software Update.

2 Update iPad with latest iOS


5. Handoff not showing app on iPad dock

Enable handoff on both iOS and Mac Device. Also

In iOS, Enable handoff from Settings > General > Handoff (Enable toggle) 

4 Enable handoff on iPad for use Mac app on iPad dock

In Mac, Go to Apple iCon > System Preference > General > Enable check box for “Allow Handoff between this Mac and You iCloud Devices”

6. Downgrade beta or developer iOS to public iOS 

You are going your iPad screen stuck only after update iOS, an ideal decision is to revert back to old iOS. Downgrade iOS to latest public or prior.

here’s the: Downgrade iOS 12 to iOS 11 latest version

7. On iPad Dock, Most Recent App Not Showing

ios 12 multitasking app not in the Dock, Becuase of some restriction applies for dock settings. Dock is showing but recently used the app not showing on iPad dock. Check this setting on your iPad. Launch Settings app > General > Multitasking > Enable Show Recents.

Enable Show Most Recents app on iPad Dock

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