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How to split screen on iPad pro

In this article we’ll teach you how to split screen on iPad pro using the three main multitasking functions: Split View, Slide Over, and Picture-in-Picture. Multitasking mode on the iPad and iPad pro was first introduced to the iOS 9 and finally became very popular when the iOS 11 came out. The recent update has brought a lot of new multitasking features to the iPad line up. Most promisingly the update on brand new iOS 12 brought the updated gestures to iPad and iPad Pro multitasking to be more flexible for it’s user.

With modern iPad iOS 11 and brand new iOS 12 you can add another app atop your two current apps. Also in iOS 11 and 12, you can do a 20/80 split vs a 80/20 split. Which makes the secondary app will be the larger of the two vs only the primary app. Not only that, The iPad pro user also able to Drag and Drop between two split screen apps. But, all that step above will only apply to Slide Over Mode. For you who still wondering how to split screen on iPad pro, here is the easy way to do it.

How to split screen on iPad Pro

  • Open any app on iPad.
  • Swipe up to open Dock.
  • Touch and hold the second app that you want to open.
  • Drag other the second app to the left or right side of the screen.
  • Put your finger on top of second app and pull it down to enter the split screen mode.
  • Resize the windows to have the equal size.

how to split screen on iPad pro drag and drop

To close the split View mode simply slide the active panel all the way to the edge of the screen. Notice, you can have equal space for both apps and you can drag the black panel divider left or right simply to resize it. Also when you are in split view mode, Both apps or active panel are fully functional. Even though, in some specific cases some particular app app mayn’t show the certain non-critical elements in order to modify to the narrower width of the split view mode when compared to the full screen.

How to Slide Over on iPad Pro?

  • Open first app.
  • Swipe up to open the Dock.
  • Drag the second app to the screen.

Slide Over mode basically the easiest mode that you can use on your iPad Pro. It shows only the second windows panel floating over the other apps. That is the only disadvantage of this mode you can’t resize the windows fully.  though you can switch between the split screen view and Slide Over mode. The Slide Over Panels Might useful to quick checking of your app (Safari,etc), and also quick Respond to an iMessage, say, or just simply dragging a document from the Files app.

How to use Picture-in-Picture on iPad Pro?

  • Run your video app.
  • Play any video.
  • Press the PIP button at the bottom of your video panel.
  • Resize (Pinch your fingers together) and relocate your video panel.

By using PIP mode you can still watch most of your all-time favorite videos while doing some chat with your friends or simply writing an important email to your client or Boss. All of that thanks to Picture-in-Picture multitasking mode. PIP mode are the last method to answer your question on how to split screen on iPad pro. Down below you can learn how to disable all above method.

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How to disable split screen on iPad pro?

  • Go to Settings
  • Click General
  • Click Multitasking
  • Toggle Off (selection “allow Multiple Apps” at the top of the window)

That’s it how to turn off split screen on iPad pro. For your information, all side-by-side forms of iPad pro multitasking will going to be disabled if you applied the steps above. Not only that, the Slide Over and its sibling Split View will be disabled as result.

You may notice not every app can be use in the split screen mode. You need to test them by yourself the one work and the one who don’t. Apple Inc doesn’t keep a list in your iPad pro Settings to let you know which apps work best with it. Therefore, you need to launch them and try it by yourself to show two apps at the same time or simply make it works with your split screen mode. Lastly, your recent Apps have to be updated to explicitly support the new features, in order to make that apps works well within your device or simply suit your split screen mode. Hope this article answered your question “how to split screen on iPad pro“, also leave the comment if you have better way to split screen your iPad.

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