One thing taking me a while to get used to with iOS 11 on iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Rogifan, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    i have a 12.9” iPad Pro. I use Split View whenever I can and usually have Facebook or Twitter as the “pinned” second app on the right hand side. I believe in iOS 10 if you had an app “pinned” as your second app and then switched to another first app the second app would stay there so long as the first app supported Split View. Now with iOS 11 because these parings are preserved and it doesn’t appear you can have a many-to-one paring if you switch to another app without dragging and dropping it on to the first app the second “pinned” app goes away and you have to re-pair it. That’s kind of a pain because often times it’s quicker to double click the home button and select an app from multitasking than to drag and drop it from the dock. And it’s certainly quicker for apps that aren’t in the dock or are in folders in the dock.

    I wish there was way to “pin” a second app and treat it like a persistent sidebar or allow many-to-one app parings so long as both apps support Split View. Oh and I wish Apple would require all iPad apps to support Split View. And while they’re at it force all video apps to support PIP (yes I’m looking at you YouTube). Also Apple needs to make it easier to drag and drop from apps within folders in the dock and ones not on the dock. Starting to drag an app and then double clicking the home button to get multitasking is clunky.
  2. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    Yeah I see iOS 11 as a step back in terms of UI friendliness and ease of use. Mulitasking feels like it takes unnecessary complicated steps to do the simplest things.

    "And while they’re at it force all video apps to support PIP (yes I’m looking at you YouTube)."

    You can do it in Chrome or Dolphin browser on the standard YouTube site.
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    If you are opening it from the dock can’t you simply drag it up to the app in the split screen you’d like to replace? From my initial use of this it seems like they’ve changed the paradigm, but overall it seems more useful to me. I almost never used Split View on iOS10.
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    You can do it in Safari using the free PiPifier app. It’s a share sheet extension.
  5. thislsmadness macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2014
    I think the reason for this is because Slide Over is now entirely independent and allows you to have 3 apps running at once without pausing any. So slide over has inherited the "pinned" functionality, while the splitview multitasking is now done via "spaces". So, in your case, you could have Twitter pinned to slide over, while using two other apps side by side.
  6. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Yeah that’s how you do it. It’s just training my brain to make that habit forming. Taking longer (for me).
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    I haven’t gotten slide over to work yet. I’m assuming it’s just a bug. I’ve had other bugs like not being able to drag an app into a folder that is on the dock.

    I love the drag and drop functionality (though some might trigger it inadvertently) but multitasking is still a bit clunky. I do think some improvements are needed there. Even still, Apple would do well to have how-to videos on their site this fall. When you add more functionality it’s sometimes impossible to make everything 100% intuitive/discoverable and iPad definitely has major UI changes.
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    But every video app should support it. We shouldn’t have to use a browser to get it (or be forced to subscribe to YouTube Red).
  7. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I find that the new multitasking interface is faster in some instances while more cumbersome in others. It will probably require you to thoroughly rethink this paradigm. Trying to port your split-screen user habits from iOS 10 to iOS 11 likely won't work very well.

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