Due to Apple’s constant efforts, it has been common to identify iPad and iPhone as powerful mobile devices whose capabilities expand with every new model. Much more so with the new iOS version that has introduced numerous new features for the iPad and iPhone iOS 11. These features allow plenty of pleasant novelties, including a revamp to split screen multitasking. And no more swipe over and pick from the hardly intuitive app picker. Let us consider how to operate the feature on the iPad (with the iOS 11).
Invoking and using the split screen on iPad (with iOS 11):
- Open a split screen compatible app. Sadly, there is no simple way to find out if the particular app supports split screen. Still, you may be more or less certain with the app that is supported on iPad.
- With the first app open, swipe up from the bottom to invoke. Then tap and drag the app icon to the right side. If the app is split screen compatible, it will pop up on the right side of the screen. And, when you activate multitasking, a small nub will appear.
- Using that nub, you can swipe the secondary app off the screen. With the same nub, you can make it either an 80/20 split or a 50/50 split.
- To remove the app from the split screen, grab the nub (now it is located at the application’s top) and then pull down. In so doing, you will move back to the Slide Over. Here, using the same nub, you can easily swipe the app off the screen.
The intelligent iOS 11 on your iPad remembers the two apps, which you often use in split screen mode. Thus, the next time you start the primary app, the secondary one will launch too, in the second split. Besides, the multitasking mode itself remembers the app pairs.
You can invoke the multitasking mode either with a four finger upward swipe, or via double tapping on Home button (from any screen).
On modern iPads, you can launch one more app in parallel with the two current ones. However, this third app will open in Slide Over only, that is, on top of the two already running apps.
Also, in iOS 11, users can now change the size combination of the two splits – from the standard 50/50 to 20/80 and 80/20. Moreover, the new OS adds a few more multitasking features. Among them is the possibility to Drag and Drop between two apps opened in the split screen multitasking mode.
Overall, new Apple devices in combination with upgraded apps and OS promise the users lots of smart new functionalities. They include, for example, setting up and recovering voicemail, changing and customizing your Watch face on Apple or changing the voice of the Siri smart assistant. Keep up with news on the latest novelties and you will be among the first Apple users to enjoy the tastiest boons!