August 8, 2022
iOS 9: How to Use Split Screen Multitasking and Picture-in-Picture


Apple’s iOS 9 includes a number of new iPad-specific features, including Split View multitasking. This is a feature that allows you to run two apps side by side in split screen view. This is the first time that true multitasking is available on the iPad, which will please productivity enthusiasts.

Please note that Split View is currently only available on the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, and iPad Mini 4. With Split View though, you can do something like research a topic while reading a book, or compose a mail, as well as skim through Twitter. Here is how you can enable Split View.

,See also20 Awesome Hidden Features of iOS 9)

1) Open the app that supports Split View. Most built-in apps like Mail and Notes do. Some third-party apps such as Twitter have also added support for this, and a lot more are likely to happen in the coming days.

2) Swipe in from the right edge of the screen. This will open an app on a third of the screen.

3) Swipe down from top to right (where the secondary app is open). This will reveal a list of apps.

4) Select the app you want to run in split view (like Safari or Twitter).

5) Now drag the black bar towards the center of the iPad’s screen. You can move the dividing bar to resize apps.

If you’re using an iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and an iPad mini 2 or later, you can also multitask using picture-in-picture mode on iOS 9.

1) To use it open the video app and start playing any video.

2) Now tap on the Picture-in-Picture button (see screenshot below) on the bottom pane or press the Home button while playing the video.

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3) Now the video will start playing in a small window and you can move it around the screen while you continue to use other apps.

You can also resize it to make it bigger or smaller, and even temporarily slide it off the screen so that only a small portion is visible. This is useful if you want to take notes or browse the internet while watching videos.

How do you use multitasking on your iPad? Let us know through comment. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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