iPadOS 15 video: Check out all the new iPad multitasking features in action

Apple with its iPadOS 15 software has addressed complaints about the low discoverability of the iPad multitasking gestures by adding a new multitasking menu to the top of apps.


  • iPadOS 15 adds a brand new multitasking menu to the top of all apps.
  • Use this menu to instantly jump into Split View or Slide Over mode.
  • Manage multi-windowed apps better with a new shelf feature.
  • You can also create a Split View from the app switcher.

An image showing an iPad Pro with a new Shelf multitasking feature in iPadOS 15

Video: Fixing the iPad’s broken multitasking

iPadOS 15 overhauls Split View mode, which lets you use two apps side-by-side to jump back and forth quickly between the two. But first, do you have seven minutes to spare?

If so, then give the below hands-on video walkthrough from our videographer Harris Craycraft a watch if you’re interested in seeing all the new iPadOS 15 multitasking features in action.

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What’s new for iPad multitasking in iPadOS 15?

The new multitasking menu at the top of apps means you can now create a Split View or Slide Over arrangement with a tap, without having to hunt for the other app in the Dock. Hopefully, this will make people who wouldn’t or couldn’t memorize the multi-fingered multitasking gestures (still present in iPadOS 15) reconsider multitasking on their Apple tablet.

The new Split View also makes it easier to see the Home screen so launching a different app into the specific mode is now easier. And when you are already using Split View, simply sliding a new app into one of the left/right panels will open that app in the same mode.

Another nice touch: you can drop one app thumbnail over another in the app switcher to instantly create a Split View multitasking arrangement from them.