Apple has added a Split Screen feature to iOS that allows you to show more than one application at a time on the iPad. This comes in various flavors in different releases of the software and on different generations of the iPad, and includes both Split View and Slide Over. And it can be handy if you are doing some pretty intense work on the iPad. However, for the vast majority of more casual, recreational users of the iPad, it mostly causes consternation when you accidentally manage to turn it on! This recently happened to a friend of mine, and only when she sent me some screen shots did I realize she was in Slide Over mode.
If you are curious and would like to learn more about using Split View and Slide Over, here are a couple links that will show and tell you what it’s all about.
from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207582
But for the majority of us who find these features more trouble than they’re worth, it’s simple to disable the feature. You can always re-enable it in the future.
Briefly, you just need to go to the Settings app, then under the General tab (chosen on the left), depending on your iPad, tap on “Multitasking” or “Multitasking & Dock” on the right hand side of the screen. At the very top of this screen, turn off “Allow Multiple Apps”. That’s it!
The following link, from iPhone + iPad Life Magazine, goes into detail for both the iPhone and the iPad:
How about you: are you using this feature, and if so, what do you find it useful for?
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