iPad 2 multitasking

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  1. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    I still have an original iPad 2 running iOS 9.1. I have read somewhere that I can still do one type of the new split screen multitasking, but not sure which one and how to do it.

    Could someone help please?

    Thank you.
     
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    You can swipe over so you have the iPhone-sized sidebar over another app; it will pause the background app until you swipe it away. You can't resize it or run apps side by side though.
     
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  4. ledzepfan1981 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So do you swipe from left to right to do this?

    Which is the lowest spec iPad that will do all of the multi-task features?

    Thank you.
     
  5. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    From the right edge to the left; an app has to be open for it to work.

    The iPad Air 2, Mini 4, and Pro are, I believe, the only iPads capable of using the full suite of multitasking features.
     
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  7. lite426 macrumors regular

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    I believe side by side apps is Pro only. Certainly not on the mini.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The mini 4 gets the same multitasking features as the Pro and Air 2.
    The iPad 2 doesn't get any of the multitasking features. Details are here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202070
     
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    You are incorrect; the iPad Air 2 and the Mini 4 can both do split-screen multitasking.
     
  10. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I own all 3 - iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2 - rest assured they all can do split screen multitasking, not just slide over.
     
  11. lite426 macrumors regular

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    Oh I stand corrected, excuse me. I had an iPad mini 2 on iOS 9 and it couldn't do the split screen, it could only do slide over. I assumed it was the same for the 4.
     
  12. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    The iPad 2 can do very little on iOS9, or at least with acceptable performance.

    I can't imagine it being supported in iOS10 and suspect it's only lasted this long as lots and lots of education establishments have them. It's been a good run for a tablet, but it's coming to an end...
     
  13. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Time to upgrade to the iPad with the best screen ever ;)
     
  14. lite426 macrumors regular

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    I just saw that a bit earlier about the iPad mini screen being better than the Pro, nice. I'd upgrade, but the A7 to A8 processor isn't a big enough of an upgrade for me. The iPad mini 2 was a huge upgrade on the first, retina display and 2 generations processor jump. The A8 is even in the iPod touch. For me to upgrade they'd need to upgrade to at least a 500 PPI screen.
     

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