How to Force Quit Application on iPad, iPhone and iPod

Whether you are working on a PC,  Mac  or any other operating system, usually we come across a situation when the OS slows down due to multiple reasons. One of the usual being, a number of applications running at the back end without your knowledge. Ever wondered why we can’t do this on our iOS devices?

Well, there is a way to force quit application, on iPad, iPhone and iPod, and no, you don’t need an third party app for it.

For a starters, we would want you to check on your operating system version as this only works on the newer version being the  iOS 4  or higher  with multi-tasking enabled.

Whereas, the app quitting feature can also be done via the software method, we would want our readers to adopt the easier way out, being the, manual method.


Step 1:

Below is just the usual screen of your  iPad  and while trying to get the best results out of your iPad, you might notice a small freeze or a slow down:













Step 2:

In order to quit a single or multiple apps you need to open the task switcher by hitting the home  button twice.









Step 3:

iPad will have the following screen once you do the above,  The main screen would fade out and small tab type task switcher would pop up, displaying the number of apps currently working at the back end and obviously eating the quality processing you require.


Step 4:

Hold down on any app for a few seconds until it starts jiggling,  A red  sign would appear on each of the app as shown above at the corner of each app icon. Now all you need to do is press it and it would start quitting all those apps you want not to be operating at your back end.








Step 5:

Here you go, We killed all the running apps, without a restart or any other third party app


To get back to the home screen either press the tasker button once or tap on the screen.

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Dhawal D