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Multitasking seems a must-have ability we need to master nowadays, which is why it’s good to know how to use the Split Screen on an iPad and how to get rid of it.
Whether it is for work, studying, or just watching your YouTube videos while trying to learn a skill, having a split-screen option and knowing how to use it correctly is incredibly useful.
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So in this guide, we’re going to simply, easily, show you how to use split screen. And then, when you’re done, how to get rid of it.
How to use split screen on an iPad
Find the option
Open an app and tap the Multitasking (three dots) button at the top of the screen.
Splitting the screen
Select the Split View option to have a division in the middle of the Screen, or the Slide Over button to move the current app to the side and go to the Home Screen.
Now you know how to multitask with two apps.
Multitask a single app
With the app open, swipe up from the bottom of the screen with one finger until the Dock appears.
Duplicate the app
Select and hold the app and drag it to either side of the screen.
How to get rid of split screen on iPad
Find the controller
Touch the controller bar in the middle of the screen that divides the two apps.
Chose the app to close
Drag the controller off of the screen to the right or left. The bar will close the app in the direction you drag it.
Remove a floating app
Touch and hold the app controller bar at the top of the floating window.
Close the app
Swipe the app off the screen to the right or left. This will leave you with a split screen, so you just have to repeat the 1 step.
And that easy is how you can get the best out of a big screen like the iPad Pro, or any other iPad.
Now you can use split screen on any iPad, and get rid of it when you’re done!
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