3D Touch Multitasking Not Working on iPhone and iPad: Get Back Gesture

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Apple’s iPhone force touch retina display gives quick actions feature for Apps, hidden trackpad on the keyboard, and much more. In last year iOS 10, the tech-giant brought a new element to open recently used background Apps using 3D touch by pressing on the left edge on the screen. But, after update iOS 13, the 3D touch iPhone users noticed an issue that 3D touch multitasking is not working or Missing on iPhone 11 Pro Max/iPhone 11/ iPhone 11, iPhone XR/XS Max/XS, iPhone X/8/7 Plus, and earlier 3D touch supported models.

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Major folks are reporting that 3D touch toggle turned on as well as they performed rebooting, force reboot, however, 3D touch App Switcher doesn’t work. I know that this problem is so strange. Get all about in this thread.

iPad Tips: Multitasking on iPad [New]

The 3D Touch Multitasking Won’t work in iOS 13/ iOS 12: Try Alternate Way

Tapping and holding on touch screen button to open App Switcher 3d touch multitasking screen in iOS 11 on iPhone

Even though, According to Apple’s one of the Technical engineer confirmed on Twitter that 3D touch multitasking gesture intentionally removed in iOS. You can also read that tweet in the below tweet.

For the heavy user to use 3D touch multitasking on the new iPhone. Don’t worry. Here I will give an alternate option to bring App Switcher using 3D touch multitasking and without twice home button.

Update: Apple added 3D touch app switcher function back as we were using in iOS 10.3.3 which is again available in an update of iOS 11.0.1. For better user experience, all users must have the latest iOS on its own iDevice.

I hope this would be a great tidbit for you. Hopefully, you would use also like and share with your friends, So you guys, go down and follow given steps to use 3D touch Multitasking in iOS 11.

Steps to How to get back 3D touch multitasking in iOS 13/iOS 12 on iPhone

Enable Assistive Touch On iPhone and Set Double Tap to App Switcher in iOS 13

  • iOS 13, a method to get back 3D Touch on iPhone is different than earlier iOS versions, so make sure you follow the process along and get back 3D Touch Multitasking in iOS 13 iPhone.
  • Open Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch > Under Custom Actions, Scroll to down and select Double-Tap> Then, Select App Switcher


Assistive Touch iOS 13

Assistive Touch iOS 13

Assistive Touch iOS 13

Assistive Touch iOS 13

Now, Open app switcher screen on iPhone by double tap on Assistive Touch Virtual button. it’s very simple for manage apps, For Delete Recent apps opened in Background.

Enable Assistive Touch On iPhone and Set Double Tap to App Switcher in iOS 12

  • Step #1. Go the Settings App looks like a Gear icon.

Tap Settings App on your iPhone

  • Step #2. Find General.
  • Step #3. Navigate Accessibility.

tap on General to open Accessibility settings on iPhone iPad

  • Step #4. Now Scroll down the Accessibility settings screen and Tap Assistive Touch.
  • Step #5. Next up, Turn toggle AssistiveTouch On/Green. (If you have already enabled, then ignore and go the next step)
  • Step #6. Tap Customize Top Level Menu…

turn on Assistivetouch to open Customize Top Level menu settings on iPhone and iPad

  • Step #7. Scroll the screen and Tap 3D touch Action.
  • Step #8. Choose Multitasking.

Tap on 3D touch Action to set Multitasking button to Force Close App in iOS 11 iPhone iPad

That’s it!

So now, you can longer open the Slide between Apps by force touching the touch screen button (Assistive Touch) in iOS 11.

How to Open Multitasking using 3D touch Assistive Touch?

1st Method: Follow Above 8 Steps

Let’s navigate Dark Spot (Touchscreen button) on your iPhone screen then touch and hold on it. Now it will serve you swipe between windows on the screen you can appear all running background Apps.

2nd Method:

Double Tap on virtual Home button in Assistive touch.Enable Multitasking on iPhone in iOS 11

Experts and individual analyst say that it’s not a bug, but it’s removed due to it being impractical on the upcoming iPhone 8.

We also get huge mail from those users have problems the 3D touch is not working after screen replacement or with 3D touch not supported the tempered glass.

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So we suggest that guys, you must repair your phone damaged screen at Apple’s authorized service center. Because once you take service on any non-official local store, then your phone warranty will void.

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