Since the release of iOS 11, iPad has a lot of features to help you be more productive. One of them is the Dock, known from macOS. Among other things, “Dock” allows owners of “apple” tablets to get quick access to three recently opened or just interesting applications according to the system.
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But, of course, not everyone needs it. There can be a great many reasons – someone does not like that the icons on the right side of the Dock are constantly changing, someone simply does not plan to use the iPad as a working tool, and they do not need Dock “tricks”, and someone just professes minimalism, and “extra” elements on the screen are like a knife to the heart for him.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to disable the entire Dock, but you can easily remove applications from the right side of it if you want.
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Remove Recent and Suggested Apps from the iPad Dock
1. Open the app Settings on iPad, go to Home Screen and Dock.
2. Deactivate the switch opposite the inscription Recent and suggested apps in the Dock…
Done! Now go back to your iPad’s home screen. You will notice that there is no longer a vertical bar on the right side of the Dock, and there are fewer application icons.
If you feel like it was better before, just go back to settings and activate the option Recent and suggested apps in the Dock…
Sometimes users complain that even after disabling recent and recommended programs, they still see icons on the right side of the Dock, which in theory should no longer be there. In this case, we are talking about Handoff – another feature of iPadOS, which allows you to start work on one of the user’s devices and end on another (and vice versa).
If you don’t like this option either, disable it in the iPad settings (Settings → The main → AirPlay and Handoff → Handoff and deactivate the switch).