Many iPad users complained about the Quick Notes gesture location on the latest iPadOS version. When you swipe up to the Home screen or on Safari, a Quick Note often pops up on the screen. The new gesture location is really annoying and users are looking for ways to disable this feature.
The quickest way to get rid of this problem is to disable Right Corner Swipe or uninstall the Notes app. Follow the steps below to get the job done.
Here’s How to Turn off Quick Notes on iPad
Disable Right Corner Swipe
- Go to Settings and select Apple Pencil.
- Then select Pencil Gestures.
- Go to Right Corner Swipe and disable this option using the drop-down menu.
By disabling this feature, you’ll prevent Quick Notes from showing up when you swipe your pencil up from the bottom right corner of the screen.
Unfortunately, turning off the Right Corner Swipe for Apple Pencil won’t disable this option for your fingers. This means the gesture will still bring up Quick Notes when your thumb touches the “hot corner”.
Delete the App
Many users decided to simply uninstall the Notes app from their devices. To do that, touch and hold Apple Notes, and then tap Remove App. Tap Delete to confirm your choice.
However, some users reported that uninstalling Notes might break the gesture location altogether. Simply put, you can’t swipe up anymore. Hopefully, that won’t be the case for you. But if that happens, reinstall Notes.
⇒ Quick Workaround: Some users have resorted to sticking a furniture silicone bumper at the bottom corner of their iPads to prevent Quick Notes from being thumb-activated. If uninstalling the app is not an option for you, try this handy workaround, and check if it works for you as well.
Submit Feedback to Apple
If you agree that Quick Notes is one of the most annoying features Apple has ever created, use the Feedback form and send Apple your comments. Many users suggested the company should either give users the option to disable Quick Notes or remove it completely. Use the Feedback form and have your say.
The latest iPadOS version features a less-refined UI that automatically brings up Quick Notes when you touch the bottom corner of the screen. Unfortunately, you can only disable Quick Notes for Apple Pencil. To get rid of this problem completely, you need to uninstall the Notes app. Hopefully, Apple will fix this UI-design issue in the next iPadOS release.
Do you like the new iPad UI? Did you use the Feedback Form to send Apple your comments? Share your thoughts in the comments below.