Embarrassed to ask but how do you dismiss an app once you multitask?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by yalag, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    On the ipad if you choose a new app from the dock and pull it up, it goes to the right side floating. After you are done with it, how do you dismiss it? The UI is so bad I'm even embarrassed that I even have to ask how to do it....
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Swipe it right or left off the side of the screen the app is on.
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I can swipe left and right to move it but how do I get rid of it
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Why would you want to? It’s not doing anything over there when you swipe it away.
     
  5. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No that’s what I mean how do you swipe it away? I can only move it from left side to right or vice versa.
     
  6. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Ah, I see. It can be swiped off the right edge only. Not the left.
     
  7. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can’t swipe it off even on the right? Do you have a screenshot or video?
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Trying to find something that doesn’t show my identity or personal info in some way is a pain but I just double checked and it worked. To drag it off screen make sure you are using the handle at the top. If you are successfully moving it to the left you can even drag it all the way off screen to the right in one motion. (Not suggesting you should always do it that way, just for testing purposes)
     
  9. nikelos macrumors newbie

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    It is confusing, but you have to move floating app window to the right of screen and then gently touch left border of that window and swipe right. If it does not work - try touching a bit right or left area of app border. And looks like some apps are not supposed to work in this mode.
    That was my experience yesterday right after I updated my ipad pro. Unfortunately it was much better and friendly on ios 10.

    Feel so sorry that everything in ios 11 they used to promote new ipads looked great on wwdc demos but it sucks in real life and while signing window for 10.3.3 will be open for a few next weeks I'm considering downgrading.
     
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    They need to add a close button to slide over windows for usability
     
  11. mateytate, Sep 14, 2017
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    How do you multitask if the app you want isn’t in that bottom bar?

    Apple software used to be so easy to use and intuitive, now I spend a lot of time on YouTube trying to figure things out!!!
     
  12. nikelos macrumors newbie

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    You just go to homescreen, tap and hold any app icon with your finger and with other finger (other hand) open another app or open app switcher and select already opened app. Then you just drop icon you held at right side of opened app. Magic.
    But I agree, this is confusing compared to ios 10.
     
  13. zerolight macrumors 6502

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    It should be easy. I have no issues with it on my pro.

    Move it by swiping the little line at the top of the slide over app.

    Close it by swiping the left edge of the app off the right of the screen.

    Toggle to and from split screen mode by pulling down on the little line at the top of the app.
     
  14. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok how do you close it? Like make that app full screen
     
  15. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    Agree, it takes a little getting used to. When you have one app open, do a slight swipe up from the bottom to reveal the dock. Then tap and hold the other app you want to multitask into, and after a moment, you can drag that second app to either the left or right side of the screen. From there, you can use the vertical handle between the apps to resize them to 50-50 or whatever size you wish. You can even add a third app by dragging in the same way, but it will only display as if you were using the slide over feature.

    Once you are finished with the multitasking, you can grab that same center handle again and move the app to the left or right edge to remove it from multitasking.
     
  16. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to remove an app from the dock then hold down the app in the dock until (x)s appear all over the place. Tap the X for that app and it goes away.
     
  17. Feenician macrumors 601

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    That deletes the app completely. If you just want an app off the dock you should drag it back to the desktop
     
  18. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

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    So how do you multitask with an app not already in the dock? I much preferred ios10 pane where you could scroll through multitasking comaptible apps, and the bottommost would be the regulary and last used apps. It was so much easier and intuitive.
     
  19. Feenician macrumors 601

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    This has been explained a lot of times and you could probably find it by searching. Better still, search in YouTube for iOS 11 multitasking as its often easier to see it in action.

    With that said, I’ll try explaining.

    Lets say you’re already in an app but want to add another that’s not on the dock: -

    1) The quickest easiest method is if you have a hardware keyboard connected or attached. Press Command + space to access spotlight, search and drag the app in. Easy.

    If you dont have a keyboard there’s still other ways.

    2) Press home to go the home screen. Locate your app and start dragging it. While still dragging it swipe up to go to multitasking. Hover the icon you’re dragging over the app you want to merge with and it goes full screen. Drop it into split or slideover as usual.

    3) this method works whether or not one of the apps is already open. As before start dragging one of the apps you want to merge. With another finger tap the other app you want to work with. Once it’s open, drop the first as normal

    Hope this helps a bit
     
  20. Fuzzball84 macrumors 6502

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    I appreciate the reply and the information, but this new system of multitasking is terrible. Its actually more convoluted than the multitasking present in iOS 10.

    Surely i hope they add back something similar to the system present previously. I could easily and quickly using my thumb on ipad pro attached to keyboard swipe in the mail app with a short swipe from right gesture. Then quickly pull it down to close and with another touch load up another app in its place. For me, the previous system was one of the operating systmes best features. Im actually finding it a bore and chore to select an icon and drag it across the screen to do the same thing. Sure, it looks good during a presentation by apples executives, but the adiditonal time it takes adds up to minutes and then hours during a years usage. its appaling.
     
  21. teidon macrumors 6502

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    The one person who should be embarrassed about this whole UX disaster works at Apple.

    Anyways, to close a floating app, you can either touch the little line at the top of the floating window or touch the left edge of the app and move it off the screen to the right. Why this cannot work by moving off either side of the screen is... Apple's new idea of good UX design, I guess. You can bring that floating app back by swiping from right edge of the screen to left (only works that direction). You can enter split screen mode with floating app by touching the line at the top of the floating window and moving it downwards. Moving that line downwards again changes that app back to a floating window. To exit split screen mode closing one of the windows, just move the divider between the apps to either side of the screen. That works for both left and right. You cannot exit split screen by moving the app off the screen using the little line, which is just an other little UX inconsistency.
     
  22. slwiser macrumors member

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    That little line at the top is a joke to capture and use. The left edge has also become a joke to use. Neither are easy to capture and utilize anymore. I have to say your kidding telling me to actually try to capture the use of either. I even have the Apple Pencil with the sharpe point and can’t do it most of the time.
     
  23. newellj macrumors 604

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    That's probably the best written description I've read - good job.
     
  24. zen macrumors 68000

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    I’m downgrading back to iOS 10 on my iPad because this new multitasking system is such a pig. The lack of the quick-change scroller/slider is a huge pain in the neck, and the entire methodology for launching multiple apps is appalling. Glad I’m not the only one bothered by it.
     
  25. newellj macrumors 604

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    Not to disagree, but I have found that launching from the new dock is great. The ability to increase the number of apps in the dock, and capturing the last three launched apps that aren't in the dock, has really sped up my use of the iPad. I was going to roll back to 10.3.3, but I may stay on 11 for my iPads. YMMV.
     

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