iOS 11 Multi-Tasking Question

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by BigAppleNYC123, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    Lets say I am in an app which does not support slideover, such as Google’s Inbox.

    Imagine I have dragged iMessages onto Inbox so it hovers over Inbox.

    Imagine I then switch to safari

    If I then hit iMessage in the dock, it brings me back to Inbox with iMessage hover, instead of IMessage in full screen.

    How do I make the hover iMessage go away in this situation?

    Right now, I have to close all apps in order to get rid of iMessage hover over Inbox.

    Can the iPad somehow know if I hit an app in the dock I want full screen?

    I am on IPP 9.7

    Thank you very much.
  2. bmac89 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2014
    I have not got the beta so not sure. But if you flick the slide over message off the screen, I think that should do the trick.
  3. BigAppleNYC123, Jun 27, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017

    BigAppleNYC123 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    Thank you for replying but that doesn’t do the trick

    --- Post Merged, Jun 27, 2017 ---
    Well, it actually half does the trick.

    when I go back to icon view and then hit iMessage it does full screen , but if you do it from multi tasking view or dock view, which is what I was trying, it doesn’t work.
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Glib answer: You stop using apps like Google Inbox that can’t be bothered to support basic features coming up on two full iOS versions.

    Serious answer: As you say, there appears to be no way to do it right now. You have to return to the home screen first because accessing multi-tasking or the dock just slides the app back over. Even if Inbox did support split view you’d have to put the slideover in split and then make it 0 width, which is rather roundabout

    Tl;dr version. Right now, you can’t.

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