Multi Tasking on the iPad

Apple has created 3 great ways to Multi task using an Ipad. Single-use tasking was always a drawback with the Ipad, except for music apps like Pandora. Now, with the new iOS 9 and 10 update, multi tasking is available. Lifewire.com has a great article on Multitasking with the Ipad.

There are 3 ways to multitask on an iPad that came with the new iOS 9 update. The multitasking views are only available on newer iPads. These views are: Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture.

To turn Multitasking features on or off, go to Settings > General > Multitasking

  1. Slide Over View allows you to launch apps from a right column on the iPad’s screen. This lets you interact with a second app without leaving the app you’re currently using. You can quickly check your text messages, respond to emails, or create a note.
  2. Split View splits the screen in half and allows 2 apps on the screen. While slide-over lets you briefly interact with an app and then hide it, split-view allows you to use two apps alongside one another at the same time. Currently, you will need an iPad Air 2 to use this feature.
  3. Picture in Picture allows the user to watch a video and use another app at the same time, similar to the TV’s Picture in a picture mode.

*To use any of these multi-tasking tools, an app(s) must be opened.

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