Certain apps don't have split view support?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ejin222, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. ejin222 macrumors regular

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    Does an app have to be optimized for split view function, or do all apps have the ability to support split view? I'm finding that I can't split view certain apps and I was wondering if this was normal in iOS 11.

    thanks.
     
  2. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030

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    No they dont all support it. Obviously games don't. But many major apps like facebook and spotify don't support it. After 2 years I've given up hope. If developers haven't done it now they never will.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    It’s funny because I was trying to show someone how apps could be dragged from the dock into a split screen view and it was like, “Oh, I guess this app doesn’t support it... oops, neither does this one. :oops:
     
  4. kasakka macrumors 68020

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    Apple really should make it a required feature for all non-game/video apps. It's ridiculous that even Google's apps don't support it.
     
  5. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    Google's apps recently added support for this. Finally.
     
  6. kasakka macrumors 68020

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    Just tried it. Google Maps or GMail at least cannot be set to split view with some other app. Chrome, Keep and Translate work.

    On the apps where it doesn't work you can get another app as a floating one but not in split view. It's ridiculous when their two most used apps don't support split view when they are also the ones that would be the most useful that way.
     
  7. Netman, Sep 21, 2017
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    AFAIK iPad Air doesn’t support splitview on iOS 11 because it just have 1G ram! Wonder why it is supported on ios 10 though?

    I’m now used with slide over since it gives quick multitasking
     
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  9. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Makes no sense for Spotify not to be supported. Works well on Android.
     
  10. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030

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    All you can do is complain to the developer.
     
  11. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

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    Split View was never supported on the original iPad Air. Slide View is - on iOS 10 & 11.
     
  12. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    One app that I find annoying that doesn’t support it is Marvel Unlimited. They update that app all the time “fixing bugs” but there is never a major update and there are always bugs.

    But MU split screen on my 12.9 would be perfect.
     

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