With iOS 9 and higher, users can now use two bilingual apps on the Ipad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 9.7, and iPad Air 2 via the Split View multitasking feature. This feature is very easy to use. In this article, we will show you how it works on the iPad so that you can still watch a video while browsing web.
Split-View is the feature Apple named for it, but many users simply call multitasking, multi-window mode, or the ability to use two apps at the same time on the iPad. To use this feature, you will need an iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro. You can do some multitasking features on older iPads, but the side-by-side multitasking only works on these two newest iPads. Make sure you have updated your iPad to iOS 9. Many apps are compatible with this and the feature will support using two Safari windows in iOS 10.
How to use Split View on iPad
The Split View multitasking feature is accessible when you are in an app. Therefore, at first, pick the main app that you want to use. Make sure that apps need supporting the new Split View multitasking or you will not be able to swipe over to run two bilingual apps on the iPad.
For this demonstration, we will use mainly Apple apps as well as Twitter, which has already been compatible with the new mode.
Open Safari or another compatible app. Now swipe into the iPad screen from the right side to the left, this will bring up the Slide Over screen sidebar with an app selector.
This will bring you in a mode that covers a third of your screen and it may show one item. If it shows an app that you do not want, pull down from the top of the third screen to display more apps. Scroll through and pick the app you want to use side-by-side on the iPad.
This is what the iOS 9 multitasking looks like
After you choose an app, just tap and drag on the small bar to make it bigger, taking up half the screen or more. If there is no bar to drag that means the app on your main window is not compatible yet. In the multitasking mode you can work in both windows and you can still use the on-screen keyboard.
Two apps is side by side in split view
When you are done, swipe the right window all the way to the right or press your home button to exit Split View.
Split View is really one of those features you have to try out on iOS 9. If you have any troubles about how Split View works in iOS on the newest iPad model, please leave your comments below.