Splitify: use Split View on all jailbroken iOS 9 devices

By , Dec 4, 2015

Splitify

Splitify is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to use iOS 9’s Split View—a multitasking feature that’s exclusive to the latest iPad models—on any jailbroken iOS 9 device. That means that, yes, as long as you’re jailbroken on iOS 9, you can use Split View on your iPad Air, iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, or other device.

You can download Splitify free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Once the tweak is installed, it begins working immediately. Simply slide your finger from the edge of the right side of the screen to open the Split View window. Use the Split View window to select an additional app, and you’ll be able to view both apps at the same time.

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As you might imagine, Splitify works best on larger devices like iPads, but it does work decently enough while using landscape mode on the iPhone. I wouldn’t even recommend trying to use Split View on an iPhone while in portrait mode, as it just results in a cluttered unusable mess.

Splitify does feature a preference panel, which allows you to enable rotation to differing degrees. It also allows you to activate Lock screen rotation if that’s something you desire.

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If you’re interested in bringing Split View to unsupported devices, then Splitify is generally up to the task. It has a few bugs and UI glitches here and there, but if you’re sure to keep the tweak locked in landscape mode on iPhones, then you’ll be mostly satisfied with the experience.

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  • Lucus Bendzsa

    I tried it on a 6+ and see why Apple never tried this.

    • Blip dude

      Exactly, I tried medusa when my iPhone 6S Plus was Jailbroken and that was also a bit of a mess. I just came to realize and accept that I personally don’t need split screen views on the iPad.

  • ready1take1

    Wow this is awesome. I mean even in portrait mode you can still slide over an app and use it real quick without losing your place in your current app. I can see many great uses for this. And free?

  • arsenal6

    doesn’t work really well. really buggy for me

    • Senith Deelaka Ranchagoda

      Yeah same here… Really glitchy..

    • indiekiduk

      Its buggy at the moment because old apps that are not designed for the iPhone 6 screen size run at native res instead of scaling up, which messes up their layout. And I think that all apps are configured to support split-view even if they weren’t designed to, and using an app that isn’t designed to has layout problems too and likely some crashes. I’ve emailed the developer and hopefully these will be fixed in an update.

  • indiekiduk

    You should say that on iPhone after install you have to drag the slider to 2 and tap respring otherwise screen rotation is disabled. Not sure why that happens by default.

    • talkRAYdio

      thank you for posting this.
      on my 6s i did this and it did not work.
      HOWEVER – when i did an entire shut down/turn back on it worked.
      thanks!

  • talkRAYdio

    anyone else having an issue where you can’t turn your phone sideways anymore? at first i thought the lock was on, but it’s not. when i de-install i can turn the screen. re-install and the problem is back so it’s obviously the app. anyone else?

    • If you have a tweak which is disabling lock screen rotation on 6+/6s+, you need to disable that feature of the tweak or remove the tweak. SpringBoard needs to be able to rotate for other apps to rotate now.

  • Why don’t they just update multiplexer for ios9?

  • I like to watch tv/video and doing something else at the same time so I need to try it.

    • Toon

      try youtube ++

    • Videopane is your best bet

  • Jayy

    Po#%hub while beating my.. High score in temple run. I should give this tweak a try! Lol sorry I just had to be the person who made that obvious joke.

  • rockdude094

    Damn should have updated to iOS 9

  • Norbi Whitney

    Crashes to safe mode any time I open any app from the Springboard or Switcher. I sent a couple Crash reports, so we’ll see…

  • Dale

    also tried it on 6s+ works good only in portrait view

  • BR911

    I’ve found a lot of uses for quickly checking things with this on the iPhone 6S Plus in portrait mode. One key use-case for me is FB Messenger and other messaging apps where I’m constantly messaging one or two messages here and there, while multitasking other things. It ends up being like a ‘chat heads’ type of implementation for me that I miss from my android phone I had before, so I’m really loving this tweak :).

  • Mallowigi

    IT’s fine, but I definitely prefer Myrmir (or something like that) that allows me to have minimized apps instead of a split screen.