How to Close Apps Without Home Button on Any iPad: Mini, Air, iPad Pro 11-inch & 12.9-inch

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch are remarkable devices apart from iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS and iPhone XR this year. Most of the people do not give importance to iPads compared to iPhone. Doesn’t matter, if you are a fan of iPad then you must buy iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch. Unlike other iPad’s these two iPad Pro 2018 do not have a Home button yet it is one of the best iPad in history. These all are the tricks that Apple not sharing if Your iPad Home button doesn’t work or Broken.

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The iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch contain edge to edge display, like infinity display. Though, iPad Pro has the downside that it doesn’t have a home button. Since there is no home button, how to close apps instantly, how to back off to the home screen from the current app and so many questions are rising. Today we will see how to close the application without a home button in iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

Three Methods we can use for Close app on iPad Without Home Button and No Home button on iPad Pro 2018


Way 1: Using Gestures of iPad Pro 2018

Closing apps using iPad’s gestures is now faster than the above two methods. But to use gestures, you will need some practice and once you are used to in using gestures, you are good to go with an iPad.

Step #1: To close apps in iPad Pro using gesture you have to gently slide up the screen from the bottom and stop in the middle of the screen, Lift up your Finger from the screen and Arrange all the apps in Multitasking screen. It will bring up all the applications on screen and now you can close the applications in iPad Pro 12.9-inch without a home button.

Way 2: Using App Switcher in Assistive Touch

This is one method which lets you close the app without a home button in iPad Pro. If you are going to learn this method then you will need Assistive Touch turned on. Here’s how to enable Assistive Touch in iPad Pro 2018.

For iOS 13,

Open the Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > Enable AssistiveTouch > Customize Top Level Menu > Add icons > Tap + > Add App Switcher.

Once you have added App Switcher in the AssistiveTouch, simply tap on AssistiveTouch and then tap App Swither.

For iOS 12, 

Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.

Step #2: Tap “General”.

Step #3: Select “Accessibility” and then toggle on “Assistive Touch”.

Now, as Assistive Touch is enabled tap on it and select Home and follow the steps,

Step #1: After tapping on “Home” option from the Assistive touch, you are back to home screen.

Step #2: Tap “Assistive Touch” again.

Step #3: Select “Device”.

Step #4: Tap “More”.

Step #5: Tap “App Switcher”.

App Switcher on iPad to view recently opened apps

App Switcher on iPad to view recently opened apps

Now you can see all the recently used applications on the screen swipe up and close the applications.

Way 3: Using Home button of Assistive touch

The above process to close the apps without a home button in iPad Pro 11-inch is quite long. This is one of the easiest ways to close the apps in iPad Pro quickly. Keep note that you will need Assistive Touch to use this method. If you haven’t enabled the Assistive Touch to follow the steps in the above method and toggle on Assistive Touch.

Step #1: Tap on “Assistive Touch”.

Step #2: Next, double tap on the “Home” button from Assistive Touch.

Double Tap on home button on iPad

Double Tap on the home button on iPad

Isn’t it the simplest way to bring all the apps on screen to close?

Apps Switcher screen on iPad

Apps Switcher screen on iPad

Above all three methods to close apps on the iPad is really easy. Share our Opinion about how it works for you. Let’s share your problems in brief on a comment box. we are glad to help you.


Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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