How to use multi-app multitasking on the iPad

If you like using multiple apps on your iPad, Apple has a bunch of multitasking options for you in iOS and iPadOS. You can keep two windows side-by-side with Split View, or temporarily bring in a new app window to fire off a quick message or some some simple research with Slide Over. You can also keep watching video from the web or an app while carrying on with other tasks thanks to picture-in-picture support.

Here's your guide to how to use your iPad's multitasking features.

How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad

Slide over and Split View

iPads offer lots of multitasking tools that are worth using to save time, perform tasks in new ways, and yes, have more fun. Here's what you can do with multitasking on Apple's tablets.

How to show two app windows side by side using Split View on the iPad

Safari Split View

Apple allows you to run two Safari windows side-by-side at any given time, letting you view more on your iPad's large screen. Starting with iPadOS 13, you'll also be able to do this with other Apple apps, as well as third-party apps that support the feature.

How to enable Picture-in-Picture mode on your iPad

iPad Multitasking: The Ultimate Guide

With picture-in-picture (PnP), you can view video from the web or an app on your iPad while still using and working with other apps.

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Multitasking on the iPad