How to Fix: iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working

Summary

iOS 11 multitasking not working on your iPad? Searching for an efficient way to quickly solve the problem? In this guide, we will share you the top solutions to fix the iOS 11 multitasking doesn’t work issue with no effort.

Sep. 21, 2017

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"I updated my iPad to the latest iOS 11 yesterday. But the multitasking feature does not work on my iPad. I can’t use two apps at the same time. I have tried many times, but failed. Any ideas?"

iOS 11 brings numbers of excellent new features & major changes for iPad and the multitasking feature is considered to be the chief among these, as it allows iPad users to open two apps on the screen at the same time. There’s no deny that the multitasking features make a significant step forward for iPad in productivity.

But you may have encountered the same situation like above user that multitasking not working on your iPad in iOS 11. This is not a rare issue, as plenty of iOS 11 users email to us and seek for help on this problem in recent days. So, in this guide, we would like to share you some reliable and efficient solutions to help you quickly fix the iOS 11 multitasking not working issue. Let’s check it now.

Also Read: How to Use Multitasking on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11 >

Part 1. How to Fix: iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working on iPad

Solution 1. Check Your iPad Model

Make sure that your iPad is compatible with multitasking feature:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad, 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Solution 2. Set up Multitasking Settings Again

Make sure that the multitasking is properly set up and available on your iPad: Go to Settings > Tap General > Choose Multitask & Dock > Turn off these options and then on: Allow Multiple Apps, Persistent Video Overlay and Gestures.

If you want to see recently used apps on the right side of the Dock, you can also turn on Show Suggested and Recent Apps.

How to Fix iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working – Solution 2

How to Fix iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working – Solution 2

Solution 3. Restart Your iPad

1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears.

2. Swipe the slide to turn your iPad completely off.

3. Wait for a few seconds, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.

Solution 4. Restore Your iPad

If above solutions fail to help you out, you can try this one-fit-all solution that has successfully helped lots of users to fix the multitasking not working issue. But it is worth mentioning that this way will wipe the existing data on your device. If you accidently lost some of your important files after restoring, move to Part 2 to get them back in minutes.

Step 1. Download the latest version of iTunes and open it if it doesn’t pop up automatically > Connect your iPad to computer > Click on Device tab (here we take iPhone for example).

Step 2. Choose Summary > Click on This Computer > Back Up Now > After the backup, click on Restore iPad… > Choose the backup you made before > Wait for the restore and try using your iPad.

How to Fix iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working – Solution 4

How to Fix iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working – Solution 4

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files on iPad via 1 Click

Many iOS users reported that some of their important data get lost during/after iOS 11 update. Actually, there are various reasons can lead to data loss on our device, like accidently deletion, water damaged, system crash, etc. No matter which situation you are stuck on, PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery can help easily recover these lost files in just 1 click.

PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery is highly recommended by millions of iOS users who have successfully recover deleted or lost data. It supports recovering up to 20 types of iOS files, including photos, contacts, messages, videos, notes, WhatsApp messages and more valuable files. The whole process just needs a few minutes to complete. The primary one is that it allows you to preview and select the lost data before recovering, which make it possible for you to recover the data you prefer. Now, let’s check its simple recovering steps.

Step 1. Go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery to download on your computer > Launch it > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer > Click Recover from iOS Device mode.

Step 2. Check the specific type of data you want to recover or you can directly click Select All to scan all data > Click OK.

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone/iPad via 1 Click – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone/iPad via 1 Click – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the data you prefer > Click To Computer or To iDevice to get your lost data now.

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone/iPad via 1 Click – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone/iPad via 1 Click – Step 3

The Bottom Line

You may have succeeded in fixing iOS 11 multitasking not working issue with above 4 solutions. If you other solutions, just leave them in the comment section to help the people who have the same trouble with you. At last, if you meet some other problems on iPad in iOS 11, you can also turn to PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery for help. Get more from PhoneRescue >

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