The split-screen feature on the iPad makes multitasking so much easier! Along with the latest iPad OS update, Apple has released a handful of new features that support multitasking in several ways. By making the most of the split-screen arrangement, you can simultaneously work on more than two apps side by side. This unique functionality offered by iPad where we can work on two or more apps simultaneously makes us finally ditch our bulky desktops and laptops. Don’t you think so?
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The split view is one of the most advanced and powerful multitasking features offered by Apple. Wondering how to use split-screen on iPad? We’re here to guide you. In this post, we have covered a detailed insight on how to use the split-screen feature in iPadOS to multitask like a pro.
Let’s get started.
Also read: How To Multitask With Split Screen On Mac?
What is Split View on iPad?
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Split view is a unique multitasking feature offered on the iPad OS where you can open two or more apps on the screen and simultaneously work on them. Apple also allows you to resize the size of apps so that you can adjust the screen proportion as per your preference. You can resize the apps by dragging the slider that appears between them. So, when you use a split-screen on an iPad, you can work on multiple apps by splitting the screen into resizable views.
How to Use Split Screen on iPad
Open any app on your iPad. Now, tap the three-dot icon placed on the top.
Among the three options that appear in the form of icons, tap the second icon (Book-shaped) to enable split view on iPad.
As soon you tap the split view icon, the current app will slowly drag towards the left-most corner of your iPad’s screen. You will now be redirected to the home screen. Now, open the second app that you want to use in the split view functionality.
When you pick the second app, the split view will be enabled the screen will be divided into two parts so that you can simultaneously work on multiple apps at the same time. Both the apps will now be opened on your iPad’s screen.
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You can even resize the size of apps by tapping the small dragger that appears between the active apps.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Also read: How to Use Split Screen Multitasking on iPad
How to Use the Dock to Enable Split View on iPad?
Yes, you can even use a split-screen on iPad by using your iPad’s dock. Open any app on your iPad. Now, slide your finger from the bottom of the screen towards the top so that you can view the dock.
Drag the app icon of the second app that you want to use in the split-screen mode towards the right or left edge of the screen.
And that’s it! This is how you can use a split-screen on iPad by using your iPad’s dock in quick access.
How to Replace an App in Split View?
Well, yes, it is a common query that we will surely address for you. When you are done using one application and need to add a new app in the split-screen view, here’s what you need to do.
Swipe down the three-dot icon placed on the top of the app that you need to remove. The app will now move to the side and you will be redirected to the home screen.
Pick the new app that you want to add to the split view panel. The new app will automatically appear side by side with the existing open app in Split View.
How to Access Full Screen while Using Split Screen on iPad?
Yes, you can even enjoy the full-screen view of any app while using the split-screen functionality. There are three ways to do it.
- Drag the center divider icon to the extreme left or right edge of the screen so that you can view one app in full-screen mode.
- Hit the three-dot multitasking icon placed on the top of the app. Tap on the first icon, the filled frame button to use the app in full-screen mode.
- Press and hold the three-dot multitasking button placed on the top of the app that you want to use on full screen. Now drag the icon to the center of the screen until you see the name of the app and icon, then release.
This wraps up our guide on how to use a split-screen on an iPad. Along with the release of iPadOS version 15, Apple has simplified the process of multitasking by introducing the split view feature. Once you master the art of using the split-screen functionality on iPad, you can easily work and interact on more than two or three apps to boost productivity.