If you are an iPad owner who frequently uses many different applications, you will appreciate the possibility of adding more applications than ever in the iOS Dock on the iPad. Now, any iPad operating under iOS 11 or later can place up to 15 applications in the device’s Dock.
It’s more of a usage board than many other things, but it’s one of those little changes on iOS that is easily overlooked since most iPad users are used to the old limits Dock.
Adding more application icons to the Dock in the lower row of the iPad screen is super simple and produced by dragging and dropping as has always been done, and this process is the same on all versions of iOS, but with the latest versions now add 13 (or 15, more on that in a moment) total applications for Dock on iPad. It is this application limit that is new for the latest versions of iOS for iPad.
Do you want to add up to 15 applications stop your iPad Dock? Here’s how you can do this :
- Press the application icon and hold it down until the icon grows slightly (you can also type long until the icons start to move)
- Drag the application you want to add to the Dock at the bottom of the screen and to the position where you want to place the application in the Dock
* If you maintain the “Suggested Rects and Applications” function activated on the iPad Dock, you will only have space for 13 applications on the left side of the Dock and two applications on the right side of the Dock for this functionality. If you deactivate the Recent and suggested Applications functionality on the iPad Dock, you can place up to 15 icons directly in the Dock.
You will notice that the application icons are getting smaller and smaller, the more you add applications to the iPad Dock, just as the application icons shrink on a Mac as the number included in the Dock increases. Large limits tend to be the best in the horizontal orientation of the iPad, while on the vertical orientation, the application icons may seem quite small.
If the 13 or 15 Dock applications are not enough for you, you can go further by adding an iOS application icon folder in the Dock on iPad, which will provide additional access to the application via the applications folder in the Dock.
Deleting Dock applications on iPad
Deleting applications from the iPad Dock is basically the same process, but sliding and depositing on the Dock instead of in the Dock.
Just press the Dock application icon and hold it down, then drag it out of the Dock once the icon is a little larger or starts to get agitated.
Remember to drag applications out of the Dock. Do not press button (x) as this will attempt to delete the application of the device, thereby uninstalling the application of iOS and if you just want to remove the icons from the Dock, you probably won’t want to delete them. of the device entirely.
For what this applies, you can also reduce or delete all icons from the iOS station, but it is useless because the Dock will always be visible on the home screen, regardless of the number of applications present or no.
The integrated video below shows the addition and deletion of Dock applications on iPad :
In case you are asking yourself, adding and deleting applications on the iPhone Dock is the same process, but the iPhone only allows four icons in the Dock, while the iPad obviously has a much larger limit Dock. The Mac also allows a very large amount of applications in the Dock. However, these limits may still change in future versions of iOS, so maybe the iPad and the iPhone will have more options for putting applications in the Dock.