How to Split Screen on iPad to Run Two Apps Side by Side

by Emily Johnson Technical Advisor

The users of the iPad can use the mode of Split Screen, which allows them to open two apps side by side. It is not so difficult to use the multitasking feature of your iPad by opening two apps side by side, but all you need to know the process. So, if you are not aware of the ways to use the Split screen mode on your iPad, then you can follow the below-mentioned instructions:-

Ways to Use Split Screen Mode on Your iPad

The users can use the Split Screen on any iPad with iOS 12, iPadOS 13, or later and to do this; you should know how it works in the new versions of iPadOS. Here, how it works:-

  • The users will need to rotate the iPad horizontally oriented if they have not already done so.
  • Then, you will require to open any app on the iPad, usually such as Notes, Files, Pages, Safari, etc.
  • The users can access the Dock on iPad on the iPad by swiping it up slightly from the bottom of the screen.
  • After then, you have to click on the other app that you wish to open into Split Screen View while holding it.
  • The users will need to drag the app off the Dock onto the recent app which is open  by holding it 
  • Once the Second app is opened into the Slide Overview, then you will need to drag the button of little tab dash at the top of the second tap so the app could be opened up onto Split view.
  • The users can further adjust the size of each app once the two apps are Split View enabled. You can drag the tab button of the Slider in between the panels of two apps for adjusting the size.

Note: However, most of the modern apps of Apple support the mode of Split View, but it is possible that not all the apps of third party Support Split View such as Spotify.

 Closing an App with Split View Mode on iPad

The users will need to follow the same steps, which they followed while adjusting the size of the app, and the only one exception is that the users will need to pull the slider tab all across the screen. The users have to go to the slider tab in between the two apps and drag the app dividing the tab bar of Slider.

Resizing an App with Split View Mode on iPad

The users can resize the apps with Split Mode View on the iPad by dragging the tab bar of Slider within the Split view in either direction to expand or shrink the size of the apps.

The users can also return an app with Split Screen into the Slide Overview by swiping down from the top of the app. Amidst adjusting all these, the users should understand that it will take some time and practice for using Split Screen mode on your iPad. If you are trying to enable the Split Screen Mode in your device and still it is not working, then it may happen that the app id is not supporting the feature.

The users can avail of the benefits of Picture in Picture mode feature of the multitasking feature of iPad, which helps you to watch a video on the screen of the iPad by hovering over some other app.

Emily Johnson is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. She writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.


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