Slow Multitasking on iPhone and iPad? Here is Quick Fix

Is multitasking too slow on your iPhone and iPad? Needless to lose sleep over it as the issue can be resolved quickly. Head over to try out some of the viable tricks to get rid of the sluggishness and bring back the speed all over again!

The sudden lagging in multitasking seems to have put a spoke in the wheel of your workflow. Having ignored it for the past few days, you have finally decided to fix slow multitasking on your iPhone or iPad to bring back the smooth sailing experience.

Let’s face it; there could be multiple culprits behind multitasking lagging on your iOS 11 device. For example, it might be because of old iOS version or even Accessibility Shortcut. Head over to try out some quick hacks to get rid of the sluggishness.

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Is your iPhone or iPad Running Slow During Multitasking? Try Tips to Fix

Reboot Your iOS Device

Yes, the hard reset which not many of you (I don’t either) like doing on iPhone. But frankly speaking, it’s always been one of the most trusted weapons to fix minor issues on iPhone. So, let’s not miss out on this handy trick!

Reboot your iPhone X, 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

You need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. And then, you have to press and hold the Side button until Apple logo shows up on the screen.

Reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

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Simply press and hold the side button and volume down button until Apple logo appears on the screen.

Reboot iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Press and hold the Home button and side button at once until you see Apple logo on the screen.

Once your iOS device has restarted, double-click the Home button to check out whether multitasking has started to function a bit more freely or not. If it has, wonderful! If it hasn’t, move on to the next trick.

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Turn off Accessibility Shortcut

Accessibility Shortcut allows you to instantly access your favorite Accessibility features like Zoom, Color Filters, Magnifier and more just by triple-clicking the Home button. But it might be the reason why the multi-tasking may have become a tad slow. Fortunately, this lagging is not on iPhone X that’s without Home button.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Scroll down and Tap on Accessibility Shortcut.

Tap on Accessibility Shortcut in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #4. Now, deselect all the features you had earlier chosen to access through Accessibility Shortcut.

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Disable Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone or iPad

Hopefully, multitasking should start working as fast as it normally does. Just in case, it hasn’t picked up the pace yet, there is one more trick to try.

Update iOS your Device

Check out if there is any software update available in the Settings app. I guess the old iOS version may be spoiling your party. Ensure that your device is connected Wi-Fi and has around 50% battery life.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device.

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Step #2. Now, tap on General.

Step #3. Next, tap on Software Update.

Finally, tap on Download and Install. Next up, wait until the process is successfully completed.

Update your iPhone or iPad iOS

Wrapping up

Assuming, you have been able to resolve the problem. Let me know which one of the solutions mentioned above worked for you.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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