Slide Over is useful but annoying

unobtainium

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Is there any way to prevent triggering Slide Over when trying to swipe to turn pages in Books? It’s incredibly annoying. I like multitasking and don’t want to disable it entirely.
 

danmart

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To avoid this I have found two work-arounds:

Option A:
1) Open iBooks
2) Slide out the current slide-over app
3) Switch the slide-over app into side-by-side mode
4) Move iBooks over to full screen, shutting the other app from that screen (including via slide-over)

Option B:
1) Open any other app
2) Open iBooks in slide-over
3) Close the other app
4) Open iBooks by itself (an app cannot slide-over itself)

Is this a faff? Yes. But it gets the job done and you don’t need to turn any settings off.
 
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unobtainium

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To turn pages in Books, you donˋt need to swipe from the very edge of the screen.
True, but it’s a habit. If you tap further from the edge of the screen the page will turn, but if you don’t tap near enough the edge it will not. Meanwhile if you get too close to the edge it often triggers Slide Over in my experience.
 

SergioSP

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If you open the multitasking menu and close the Slide Over app, does it appear again when you swipe on iBooks?
 

unobtainium

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If you open the multitasking menu and close the Slide Over app, does it appear again when you swipe on iBooks?
Yep, it does. That’s what surprised me. There should be some way to get rid of it other than restarting the device.
 

anthony13

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The thing I haven't solved, is how do I add/change the slide over app when I already have two apps using split screen?
 

danmart

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The thing I haven't solved, is how do I add/change the slide over app when I already have two apps using split screen?
If you want to add a slide over app to two existing side-by-side apps (for threee in total) then you drag the app icon onto the join between the two apps that are already open. If you have done this correctly there will be a ghost window in the slide-over shape, like this:
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If you drag to the left or right the ghost window will be square in shape, indicating that it would replace that half of the screen instead.
 

anthony13

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If you want to add a slide over app to two existing side-by-side apps (for threee in total) then you drag the app icon onto the join between the two apps that are already open. If you have done this correctly there will be a ghost window in the slide-over shape, like this:
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If you drag to the left or right the ghost window will be square in shape, indicating that it would replace that half of the screen instead.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
 
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AutomaticApple

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If you want to add a slide over app to two existing side-by-side apps (for threee in total) then you drag the app icon onto the join between the two apps that are already open. If you have done this correctly there will be a ghost window in the slide-over shape, like this:
View attachment 807151

If you drag to the left or right the ghost window will be square in shape, indicating that it would replace that half of the screen instead.
Well that’s convenient!
 
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MisterSavage

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Guided Access does indeed disable slide over. It was nice playing my game last night without triggering it accidentally.