Among the numerous tabs that are available in the market, the most prominent are the ones that are manufactured by Apple. These iPads are like mini-computers, they can do anything for you. For further enhancement, Apple has introduced the idea of SIMs in their iPad. Although the SIM idea is for data usage only, you never know you might be able to use it like your phone in the future. But for now, an iPad is just an iPad. You can watch videos, play games, search the web and do a couple of other things on it.

Like laptops, mobile phones, iPad also has a battery and with that comes the battery drainage issue. Apps that run in the background are among the most common reason behind short period life. But that is not a problem, you can always force stop these apps using an app switcher on your iPad, iPhone or iPod.With every new major update of the iOS, the app switcher is also upgraded, enhanced and improved due to the fact that people tend to use it a lot.

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To view app switcher, you double click the home button of iPhone running iOS 10. The app switcher presents you with a list of all recently used all as swipeable card. If you are using iPhone 6s or above, 3D touch is enabled on your phone. If so, you can activate the app switcher by firmly pressing the left side of your phone’s screen. Once the app switcher is on, the rest is pretty simple. Please follow the guidelines below to force quit apps on your iPad using redesigned app switcher.

How to Force Stop iPad apps on iOS 11:

  1. To bring forward the app switcher on your iPad running iOS 11, you need to double click the home button.
  2. Put and hold your finger on the app preview in the app switcher as you would do on an icon located on the home screen of your iPad. Keep pressing till you see the ‘x’ appear at the top corner of the app preview.
  3. Now to kill the troublesome or unresponsive app, all you have to do is hit the ‘x’ sign.
  4. Note: Once you have closed an app, you can continue closing other apps in the app switcher.
  5. Just click the Home button when you want to exit the app switcher.
  6. For both iPod and iPhone running on iOS 10, you would have to use the same steps described above to force stop the apps.

This is all there is to it! However, force stopping an app isn’t necessary until the app either stops responding or is stuck on your home screen. If you think force stopping an app might aid in memory management, it is not the case. iPhone, iPad, or iPod manage their memory on their own. You don’t have to play any hand in that particular aspect of the phone.

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Forcing quitting an app means that the iOS would have to load the app from flash memory into RAM and this tends to consume more memory. So, force stopping an app isn’t necessary, however, if you want to do it, you now know, how to go about it.


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