Anyone that does even the smallest amount of multitasking on their iPhone should be avidly familiar with the App Switcher. That’s because it’s the primary way to move from one app to another without visiting the Home Screen.
iOS 15 has a bunch of new features that improve FaceTime, Sharing, Notifications, and more. Until now, you would've had to install the iOS 15 beta to try out the features. However, that's now changing with the release of the first iOS 15 public beta. Anyone with an iPhone can now try out the new iOS 15 software and check out all the new features, including the ability to copy/paste text and photos between apps.
If there’s anything that jailbreaking my iPhone has taught me over the past several years, it’s that I should always come to expect more from iOS than Apple provides for it out of the box.
The aforementioned rule of thumb holds true in so many different respects, but one particular element of iOS that I find to be lacking features and intuitive integration is the App Switcher. It’s just… boring.
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.
Apple's WWDC21 kicks off tomorrow and the company is expected to unveil some new privacy, notification and multitasking improvement with iOS and iPadOS 15, according to a new report.
A compelling iPadOS concept imagines enhanced multitasking on the iPad sporting a Mac-like menu system along with floating windows, an App Library in the Dock and other perks.
Apple gave Zoom a preferential treatment on its platform by allowing the videoconferencing software to access private APIs letting the iPad camera be used during Split View multitasking.
If you have an iPad with a modern version of iPadOS installed on it, then you already know just how awesome Apple made the Dock experience to be on its tablet platform in the name of multitasking.
Unlike the iPhone’s Dock, which only displays up to four user-selected app icons at all times, the iPad’s Dock does this on the left side separated by a list of recently used apps on the right side. These ‘sides’ are separated by a vertical line.
Picture in Picture mode is a handy feature that iPhone and iPad owners can fall back on whenever they find themselves in a situation where they’d like to continue watching a video while pursuing another task on their device at the same time.
Picture in Picture mode isn’t without its shortcomings, however. For example, it doesn’t work with every app, and users may feel limited by the mini player’s usability while multitasking. That’s one reason why a new and free jailbreak tweak called FreePIP by iOS developer Soh Satoh might appeal to some users.
When Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2018, we knew the company was transitioning into a new hardware era. It wasn’t long before Apple ditched Home Button-equipped handsets altogether, paving the way for a more advanced gesture-driven user experience that could be enjoyed on a larger edge-to-edge display.
For those who still have an older Home Button-equipped iPhone, the user experience isn’t quite as robust as it would be on a notched handset by comparison. For that reason, iOS developer Ryan Nair launched Little12, a free jailbreak tweak that back-ports several of the gestures and features from notched devices (and then some) to non-notched devices.
Multitasking is something that the iOS platform has always been somewhat behind the competition on. While the App Switcher provides fast access to recently-used apps, it’s nowhere near as intuitive as iPadOS’ side-by-side apps or macOS’ windowed applications. Many iPhone users have demanded similar functionality for their handsets for years, but Apple has yet to prescribe a solution.
Fortunately, we have the jailbreak community to help ease that pain, and MilkyWay 3 is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Soh Satoh of the YuriDevTeam that brings windowed app multitasking to jailbroken iPhones with a macOS-esque style and appearance.
Love it or hate it, the App Switcher is something we use every day while interacting with our iPhones. Not only does it provide a rapid way of returning to recently used applications, but it also lets users force-quit those that aren’t currently needed. Unfortunately, the App Switcher user experience isn’t identical from one platform to another…
Anyone who owns an iPad in addition to an iPhone would be able to attest to just how superior the iPad’s App Switcher user experience feels. Fortunately for jailbreakers, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed iPadSwitcher by iOS developer dpkg_ can bring that same user experience to pwned iPhones.