Split Screen Use in iPad ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vish26, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. vish26, Jul 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016

    vish26 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    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


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    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

    Jun 3, 2016
    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


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    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


    Jul 17, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    For my work, having a Word document on one side and a PDF on the other is very useful.
  6. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I use split screen often. Very handy when browsing through some documents or PDFs and making notes on the side.
  7. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    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 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    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


    Jul 21, 2015
    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


    Oct 9, 2005
    I do this frequently. Split screen apps plus a floating video window. On a 12.9" iPad Pro, it's killer.
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    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 regular

    Jan 13, 2014
    iOS 10 safari has split view. I guess that will be quite useful.
  13. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    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


    Jan 31, 2012
    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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