iPad iPadOS multitasking app not in dock help

Jedimindtrick

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Does anyone have any tips on multitasking an app to slide over thats not in the dock?

i used to be able to invoke spotlight and drag from there, but it appears they’ve changed that functionality
 
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Does anyone have any tips on multitasking an app to slide over thats not in the dock?

i used to be able to invoke spotlight and drag from there, but it appears they’ve changed that functionality
You can still invoke the app switcher while holding a tapped icon:

Go to the home screen. Long-press the secondary app, drag and hold. Then, open the primary app while still holding the secondary app icon - the app switcher can be used to open the primary app. Once the primary app is open, drag the app you’re holding (secondary app icon) into either side-by-side or slide-over.
 
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Jedimindtrick

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You can still invoke the app switcher while holding a tapped icon:

Go to the home screen. Long-press the secondary app, drag and hold. Then, open the primary app while still holding the secondary app icon - the app switcher can be used to open the primary app. Once the primary app is open, drag the app you’re holding (secondary app icon) into either side-by-side or slide-over.
I’m unable to do this. If I long press the secondary app, it goes into rearrange mode, in which point when I press the primary app it ’collects’ it as if I wish to rearrange multiple apps on my home screen.

I can still achieve what you described, but I have to hit DONE in the top right, WHILE STILL holding the app. It’s way more tedious than it needs to be.

Thanks for the help everyone!
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Which multitask function?
Either, split view or slide over.

Unless the app you need is in the dock, its a major pain to try to multitask.
 
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pdaholic

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This is why essentially every app I have goes into a folder on the dock. The dock idea needs to be revamped. Maybe scrolling side to side? Multiple dock levels?
 

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This is why essentially every app I have goes into a folder on the dock. The dock idea needs to be revamped. Maybe scrolling side to side? Multiple dock levels?
Interesting concept! I hadn't done that as I find that I will be too confused. That being said I do have a folder in the doc with my most used apps for similar reasons. It does help for sure.
 
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pdaholic

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It’s interesting how the dock on macOS works brilliantly with various work flows, but can be a hindrance on iPadOS. Similarly for the desktop—very useful on the Mac for files manipulation, but home screen is unnecessary for iPadOS. I do love my iPad setup, but I will be interested to see what tweaks Apple will make to iPadOS in the future.
 

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It’s interesting how the dock on macOS works brilliantly with various work flows, but can be a hindrance on iPadOS. Similarly for the desktop—very useful on the Mac for files manipulation, but home screen is unnecessary for iPadOS. I do love my iPad setup, but I will be interested to see what tweaks Apple will make to iPadOS in the future.
I wonder how long it will be before iPadOS will have a dedicated “Menu” button in the dock - for Applications - and the user can place any app icons (or files from the Files app) anywhere on any Home screen.
 
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Donka

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You can also use the 3 most recents apps on the right side of the dock if you have that feature enabled. If the app you want to multitask isn’t on your dock, just navigate to it and open it. Now go back to your original app, then slide up a little and the sec app will be on the far right of your dock so you can slide it up from there to multitask.
 

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For spotlight with keyboard. Cmd space, then grab the app, cmd space again to dismiss spotlight and then place app where you want it. For home screen, grab the app and when wiggle mode starts press done at the top right corner then tap the second app. Really hope they bring back how it worked in iOS 12. Feels like a bug