Split screen on iPad (pro)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spgiva, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. spgiva macrumors regular

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    So I have been playing with the new split screen function on my iPad pro. frustrated to learn that not all apps support the split screen function. Specifically I can not use Paper (by 53) in split screen on the iPad.

    I also wish that apple would extend the mini viewer into it's photo app as well. Would be nice to have a photo in a mini viewer while you had an illustration app open so you could draw from the photo without having to go into split screen function.

    I like the split screen function, just wish it was not program dependent.
     
  2. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    It will come. We have been saying the same thing since iOS 9 with the iPad Air 2. I'm still waiting for Netflix to get their act together.
     
  3. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad Pro just came out a week ago. Give the developers more than a week to update their apps. Jeesh. :p
     
  4. spgiva thread starter macrumors regular

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    The split screen functionality came out with iOS 9 though. And my bigger point was that I wished that the split screen function was not dependent on app makers updating their apps but was rather a function of the device/OS exclusively.

    Also Paper is one of the apps that is being touted as already optimized for the iPad pro.

    But yes, I am being impatient and I know it. So far I am loving my iPad pro, this is only me belly aching for the sake of belly aching and I know it. :D

    -spg
     
  5. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I'm with you, just giving you a hard time, I wish all apps would support split screen, but rather than having Apple automatically enable it for all apps and possibly give users a crappy experience, I see why they make developers explicitly design their app UI for split screen.
     
  6. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    It is optimized for the Pro's larger display, but not split screen. Which I agree kinda sucks. That's a use case I'm actually waiting on as well (PDF & Paper in a split view).

    The issue is that the app has to actually handle being displayed in 4 different sizes correctly or it's pointless. See Dark Sky which added support for split screen, yet rendering was utterly broken in the process.
     
  7. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    I would also like to see more apps to support the Slide Over / Split View (and Picture in Picture).
    Currently the list of apps that support these features are quite big but still a lot of apps should really add it.
     
  8. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Along with that is the need to customize the app order and also if an app shows up in the multi tasking app picker bar.
    That thing will get unwieldy once more apps support it
     
  9. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I think showing everything is fine, but it needs a "favorites" bar and a spotlight search bar. Actually, spotlight should already be there anyways...
     
  10. pacorob, Nov 18, 2015
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    pacorob macrumors 65816

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    I think we can all agree on that. I sure hope that Apple will soon add the below features to e.g. iOS9.2/3:

    Slide Over/Split view in general unfortunately lacks:
    1) open the app that you have open in slide over to change to main app (full screen)
    2) search bar to search your favorite app (if it supports this feature)
    3) deselect apps that you don't want to show in the list of apps that support Slide Over/Split view
     
  11. Farrellcollie macrumors regular

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    I wish I could watch video on one side and take notes on the other - so far I have not found a video app for split screen.
     
  12. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on what video and where you can find it you can YouTube and use Notes?
     
  13. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Also just checked on the iMac that Evernote will work while streaming something via Chrome in general
     
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    Coming from an iPad Air, I keep forgetting split screen is a thing. I'm so used to double tapping the home button to switch apps.
     
  16. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    (stupid computer double posting, please delete)
     
  17. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    You can if you have an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini4 or iPad Pro with Split View by using apps which are mentioned here and support Split View e.g. Microsoft Word, Apple's Pages and e.g. ProTube or YouPlayer for YouTube on the other side. It depends what kind of video you want to watch.

    If you have an older iPad you could either do a jailbreak or check out these apps which have these options such as:

    uSurf Universal - open two websites e.g. YouTube and Google Keep or e.g Office365 (if you have a subscription)
    Side by side (free or Pro paid version) - open two websites e.g. YouTube and Google Keep
    Browse and Tube (Free or paid version) open a YouTube video and a website (e.g. Google Keep) at the same time
    Twistext - open a YouTube video and a website (e.g. Google Keep) at the same time
     
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  19. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    Im new to the world of apple and this split screen business. ive the IPP. is there a video or explanation to explain this process?

    how do i know if an app is NOT compatible with split screen?

    how do i setup an app for being on the list of apps that can show up on split screen? do I even need to do this or is it automatic?

    not trying to be funny and i apologize if this is a really dumb question, however, i am completely new the world of apple.
     
  20. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Just slide over from the right side of the screen and you will get a list of compatible apps (you may have to swipe twice if just an arrow shows from the right side), sorted by the recently used apps. Tap the line between the two apps to pop it into split screen mode and drag to resize the two apps (if both apps are compatible). App developers need to update their apps to be compatible with slide over and split screen, otherwise, there is nothing you can do to enable split screen on an incompatible app.
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I don't know about slide over apps, but once an app is in split screen, you can get it to go full screen by dragging the divider all the way to the left.
     
  22. KdParker macrumors 601

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    IMHO Split screen should be an option that you get when you put your finger over the app you want to open.

    Also once I have an app open, the slide over for split screen should just be the desktop so you can choose the app you want to open.
     
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  24. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    A nice 3D Touch menu option, if only the iPad Pro had 3D Touch.
     
  25. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    You are right i changed it. This can be done with Split View but not with Slide Over.

    Here is a nice video that explains Slide Over / Split View (and there are a lot more on YouTube) please keep in mind the Split View feature is only available on the iPad Pro (as discussed here) and iPad Air 2 and iPad mini4.

    Just open an app (any) and slide with your finger from the right to the left (only in landscape modus). The latest Slide Over/Split View app will show up. To change that app simply swipe down from the top small black button/bar then you will see all apps on your devices which support this Slide Over / Split View feature. All apps that are not there do not (yet) support this feature. For apps that do support it check this nice list.

    This is done automatic as soon as the developer adds support for it and you update their app (in most cases it's mentioned in the App Store update of the specific app).

    You can't unfortunately deselect apps or sort it differently for Slide Over / Split View app list.
     

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