Accessing Quick Switcher on iPad

What I’m trying to do

The help gives one way to access the Quick Switcher on a mobile device: tap the + at the bottom of the screen.

I find a + at the bottom of the screen on my iPhone, but not on my iPad. On it I have to tap the file explorer icon, switch to the other options available on the left sidebar, then tap the search icon.

Is there a more direct way? A + on the iPad as on the iPhone would be nice. Better would be something like drawing down to access the command pallet. Surely there is something.

Things I have tried

As I said, the help gives one way, which is not available on my iPad. I saw nothing here that addresses this issue.