Split Screen Use in iPad ?

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  1. vish26, Jul 6, 2016
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    vish26 macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,

    I want to ask this question to people who use the split Screen and the Picture Smaller Feature in their iPad (Where you can minimize the Video you are watching) how is it useful in real life in actual. Any real life actual situation or scenarios anyone can mention here ? Just trying to figure out how this thing is useful ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. ibookg409 Suspended

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    I like watching Netflix and I find it useful to keep on the video running when I go to answer and email or look something up online. It's a useful feature that I enjoy. I need to see if it works with FaceTime as well. I usually use the iPhone to FaceTime when I travel and am using the iPad for work. But it may work on the IPP as well.
     
  3. waitandwait macrumors regular

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    Of course. Safari and Notes in split view to do my research and a video in picture-in-picture to entertain :)

    Hope Youtube supports picture-in-picture soon...
     
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I've been impressed at how handy it has been since I got an iPad Air 2. I use it now without really thinking about it.
     
  5. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    For my work, having a Word document on one side and a PDF on the other is very useful.
     
  6. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I use split screen often. Very handy when browsing through some documents or PDFs and making notes on the side.
     
  7. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    I split screen my Textbook, Notetaking app, and sometimes an educational video or a political satire in the PIP window small. On my 12.9 it is amazing.
    For the time being download Tubex from the App Store it is free and is YouTube but with PIP!
     
  8. Zaft macrumors 68030

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    For me its nice but more suited for the 12.9 inch iPad. Its really too small on the 9.7 for any real productivity.
     
  9. BSG75 macrumors regular

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    I use it quite frequently. Yesterday, I used it in a meeting where we needed to compare two newsletters side by side. Just connected the IPP to a projector to make it easier for everyone to see. Split Screen is a great feature.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I do this frequently. Split screen apps plus a floating video window. On a 12.9" iPad Pro, it's killer.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    For me never. If I was in a situation that I didn't have a large tv near me I'd probably use it like mentioned above, browsing the web while watching a video. However since I only use my iPad at home that situation never happens. I just browse the web with the TV on.

    Not saying it's not a useful feature, just not useful for me.

    I use slide over for my calculator app quite often though.
     
  12. tsang2320 macrumors demi-god

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    iOS 10 safari has split view. I guess that will be quite useful.
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Most common use case is to have safari or reeder as my main app, tweetbot or telegram as the side app, with Protube running in PIP mode.

    Sometimes use it to have 2 notes side by side. So one document could be open in Notability, the other in Documents or PDF expert.

    Also very handy for accessing passwords from the 1password app.

    Now, if only they would allow split-screen multitasking for the settings app...
     
  14. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    YouTube is an awful app like most apps from Google. Just install Protube and Cornertube as an extra help. For example when i am on safari and want to view a video on REAL full screen not the awful tablet view i send it to Cornertube.... and when i just want to view my YouTube subscriptions i go to Protube. Both apps support PIP. Google wants you to be IN THE APP while using it.... I don't think they will ever support PIP.
     

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