iPad offers easy multitasking features, and one such option is the ability to use an app as a floating window over another app. It's called Slide Over and works on all iPads introduced in the last decade.
Besides Slide Over, another useful multitasking tool is Split View, which we have already covered in a separate guide. So in this article, we'll focus solely on Slide Over and show you how to use it to the fullest.
The steps here apply to all iPads - iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and other models running an updated version of iPadOS.
From Slide Over to Stage Manager, and everything in between, this guide will cover all the ways to multitask on your iPad and show you how to optimize your workflow and increase productivity.
Split View and Slide Over are great multitasking features for iPad. You can work with two apps simultaneously and quickly access an app that you need while working with another. But, if these are features you never use or find that you are accidentally invoking them and want to stop, you can simply turn them off.
Here’s how to disable Split View and Slide Over on iPad.
The renewed bashing continues as Samsung of South Korea on Thursday released three new anti-iPhone ads, part of its current “Ingenius” ad campaign, which poke fun of that infamous iPhone X notch while ridiculing the handset's lack of an SD card slot and split-screen multitasking.
One of the significant distinctions separating the iOS experience on the iPad from the iPhone is the inclusion of various multitasking features like Slide Over and Split View.
Apple typically bars iPhone users from accessing these features out of the box because of their limited screen real estate. On the other hand, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Medusafied by iOS developer Sniper_GER can change that.
Slide Over and Split View are two amazing features of iOS, but Apple has limited them to a select few iPads for what they call, “performance restraints.”
As we all know, many of Apple’s other devices are capable of utilizing these features too, so a new jailbreak tweak called Gorgone by CydiaGeek unlocks the features on any previously-unsupported devices, so long as they’re jailbroken of course.
Viber, the popular instant messaging application, has received an update in the App Store. Bumped to version 5.8, the app now works side-by-side with other apps in iOS 9's new Split View and Slide Over multitasking on the iPad Pro.
On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, your most recent chats are now available right from the app's 3D Touch shortcut menu on the Home screen.
This edition of Viber also packs in some other improvements related to 'read' and 'liked' icons in group chats and an all-new media browser for chats.
The iPad Pro has just received what could be described as a killer app in the form of German developer Algoriddim's djay Pro, a brand new iPad-exclusive apps for both pro and aspiring DJs which launched this morning in the App Store.
Joining Algoriddim's existing djay Pro for Mac, djay 2 for iPhone and djay 2 for iPad apps, djay Pro for iPad replicates the productivity of its Mac counterpart with extensive support for more than 70 keyboard shortcuts and iOS 9's Split View and Slide Over multitasking modes.
More importantly, the software takes full advantage of the iPad Pro's A9X chip to deliver pristine sound quality, desktop-class performance and features like high-definition waveforms, four decks, and video mixing with 4K support—all in real-time and without ever skipping a beat.
Google's native translator app in the App Store has received a productivity-focused update earlier this morning. The free of charge software was bumped to version 4.2 and the big news in this edition is support for iOS 9's side-by-side Split View multitasking mode on supported devices like the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and the upcoming iPad Pro.
In addition to Split View multitasking, Google Translate 4.2 for iOS has picked up camera translation from German and English to Arabic, joining other language packs.
True multitasking is now a reality on the iPad! With iOS 9, you can view two apps at the same time and interact with them using multitouch at the same time.
You can also adjust the Split View between the two apps on the fly, and access additional apps by means of a brand new App Switcher. You'll even be able to watch videos via a brand new Picture in Picture mode.
Needless to say, iOS 9 looks like a complete game changer for the iPad. It will certainly make it more of a productivity machine thanks to the new multitasking ability.