Split View on iPad is a powerful multitasking feature that allows you to use two supported apps on the screen at the same time. Still, it can be confusing to figure out how it works, and mastering it takes practice. Here's how to use it.
What is split view?
Split View shows two windows side by side in split screen mode with a black partition in the center. It is designed to run two apps at the same time in a situation where you may have to continuously refer to each of them or move information from one to the other.
Apple first introduced Split View among other iPad multitasking features in iOS 9, which launched in 2015. It is available on iPad Pro or later, iPad (5th generation) or later, iPad Air 2 or later, and iPad mini 4 or later. All iPad models currently sold by Apple support Split View.
Not every app supports Split View, but most official Apple-made apps do. Third-party developers should specifically choose to support the feature to work properly. There is no main list of apps supported by Split View, so you should try and see if your favorite apps work with it.
What is the difference between split view and Slide Over?
iPad's other primary multitasking feature, Slide Over, displays a primary app in full screen and a secondary app in a small floating window on the left or right side of the screen. The Slide Over window closes quickly and can be called back if necessary, making it ideal for quickly checking information from an app while working on something else.
The main differences between Split View and Slide Over are how much screen space each of the two apps take and each of them is suitable for different types of tasks.
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How to Use Split View on an iPad
To Use Split View, Open an App . This is one of two apps that you use on the screen at the same time. To open a second app, you must first ensure that it is added to your Dock.
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With the first app you already want to use, slowly swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Dock.
Find the second app you & # 39; to open, place your finger on the icon and hold it. (But not too long, otherwise you will activate a pop-up menu.) Slowly drag the icon up from the dock in the direction you want to place the second window.
After a while, the icon becomes part of a blurry rectangular box with rounded edges. Keep dragging the icon with your finger to the far left or right edge of the screen where you want the second window.
Near the edge of the screen, the first app separates from the edge with a black border, and that's how you know you're on mode Open Split View. (This is important to note, as it is easy to accidentally place the app in Slide Over mode.)
Once the icon that you drag, above the black border you can release your finger and the second app clicks. Then you see Split View: two apps on the screen with a black partition in between.
If it didn't work, you didn't get the maneuver just right either (it's tricky and takes practice), or the app doesn't support Split View mode. In that case, try again or try using another app.
With your finger, you can drag the partition left or right and resize both windows proportionally, making one app wider or narrower than the other depending on your preference. 
How to delete Split View on iPad
If you want to close Split View, you have to remove the windows. Place your finger in the center of the black divider and drag it to the right edge of the screen at a constant average speed.
As you move closer to the edge of the screen, the apps fade out and you see two windows with the apps icons in them instead. Keep sliding your finger to the right.
At the far edge of the screen, the black separation between the two windows begins to widen (this visually means that you are about to “Split View”). divide"). Keep sliding your finger until you reach the edge of the screen.
Once at the edge of the screen, release your finger and the split view should disappear. 
Multitasking features on the iPad can be quite useful and powerful if you have mastered them. Because of the nuances of the gestures involved, they need patience and practice to get just right.
On the other hand, if you prefer to use the iPad as a one-task device, or keep accidentally calling additional app windows, you can easily disable Split View and Slide Over in the settings.
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