How To Split Screen In iPhone And iPad - A Simple Guide For iOS Users

Anil - Jun 14, 2020


How To Split Screen In iPhone And iPad - A Simple Guide For iOS Users

There are several reasons why you should know how to make use of this feature due to its huge advantages. So, how to split screen in iPhone and iPad? 

There are several reasons why you should know how to make use of this feature due to its huge advantages. To be more specific, it allows you to simultaneously look at 2 windows or apps on your iPhone or iPad and you can use it to check more than one documents or go on two social apps at a time. So, how to split screen in iPhone and iPad? 

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How to split screen in iPhone and iPad? 

If this is the first time you’ve heard of this feature, it might be difficult for you to find it as iOS hasn’t had a specific instruction for users to lead them to it yet. 

Therefore, to make things easier, check out these steps to activate split-screen mode on your iOS device. We’ve added one part in the article for iPadOS, the new operating system for iPad, but generally, there aren’t many differences in activating the mode comparing to other devices.  

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To make things easier, let's check out these steps to activate split-screen mode on your iOS device.

Also, keep in mind that this mode is not available on every app, especially some games, streaming apps, or video call platforms.

These steps to turn on split-screen mode below are for iPadOS and iOS 13: 

Settings → Display and Brightness 

→ Display Zoom → Zoom → Set

→ Use Zoom 

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How To Split Screen In iPhone And iPad - Activate split-screen mode

  •  The second app

The very first step to start is to find the second app that you want to see on the screen. Open and close it right away as you just need to have it appeared in the toolbar.

  • The main app

Head to the main app that you want to share the screen with the second one. In case you prefer those 2 apps not to appear with the same size on the screen, just pick the one that will occupy most of the screen space. 

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From the bottom of the screen, slide up to see the toolbar, which saves your pinned apps and recently opened windows.

Then, from the bottom of the screen, slide up to see the toolbar, which saves your pinned apps and recently opened windows. That’s why we suggest you open the second app first. 

  • Move the second app

Now press and hold the app then pick it up from the toolbar and move it towards the first app’s screen until a long thin rectangular box appears. You can move it to whichever side you want, release to place it and you will see the second app’s screen lying next to the first’s. 

But if the second app is moved to the other window after being released, it means that the app, unfortunately, doesn’t support the feature. 

How To Split Screen In iPhone and iPad - Re-arrange screens on iPad 

When using split-screen mode on your iPad, there will be one app taking up more screen space than the other and that may not satisfy you. Luckily, you have more than one way to solve this. 

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When using split-screen mode on your iPad, there will be one app taking up more screen space than the other
  •  Put the second app out of sight and bring it back

The first step is to tap the grey bar at the top of the second app then move it to the side of your screen to make it temporarily disappear. 

To bring it back, you then swipe from the side you hide it and it will pop up again. 

  • Handle the second app’s unwanted position:

If you’re annoyed with the second app being laid on top of the first, you can bring them back to the true split-screen mode by following these steps below. 

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If you’re annoyed with the second app being laid on top of the first, you can bring them back to the true split-screen mode.

First, tap and hold the grey bar on top of the second app then move it downward or upward. While doing that, both screens will be blurred but it will end when released. 

In case you no longer want the second app to be there, do exactly like those steps above then you can just swipe it to the side. 

  • Adjust the screen sizes

If you want this one app to take up more space than the other, just simply drag the bar between the apps to the left or right. But keep in mind that there are limits to how long you can drag, which are 50:50 and 25:75, but it can still be good enough. 

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