How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11

How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11


iOS 11 changes the multitasking game on the iPad and iPad Pro. Here’s how to use it!

If you like using multiple apps on your iPad, you’re going to love Apple’s new multitasking improvements in iOS 11: Slide Over and Split View are going to be easier to use than ever thanks to the Dock and drag and drop motions.

iPad Drag and Drop, Multitasking, and Split View in iOS 11: Everything you need to know!

Running the iOS 11 public or developer betas? Here’s how to use all of the new multitasking features.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

What does multitasking look like in iOS 11?

There are four components to multitasking in iOS 11: Slide Over, Split View, Picture-in-Picture, and the App Switcher. These terms should be familiar to iOS 10 iPad users, but they’ve all been redesigned and improved in iOS 11.

Slide Over

Slide Over allows you to have a second app on the left or right side of the screen in an iPhone-sized floating pane; you can also hide it off the screen or re summon it at any time by swiping it away (hence the “slide” portion…



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