Split view

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  1. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    3rd party can't update for it until iOS is released officially. Currently in beta it should work for all Apple apps.
     
  3. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Yep. Not very useful right now. I only use the message app sometimes but I would love to do this with some third party apps.
     
  4. xaqt93 macrumors 6502

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    I use messages with safari, but that is all I can find useful for right now.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    I use Mail and Safari. The comical thing is that as soon as you reply in Mail (or Messages) the keyboard takes up the bottom half of the screen all the way across (sort of obvious). Split View works great, but I'm not really sure how useful it's going to be.
     
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    Looking at a schedule on Safari and entering the dates in the calendar while using an Apple BT keyboard has been the best use so far. That has happened twice and if the schedule does not change much at the most once more this year. Outside of that helpful event I use the calendar the most to answer date questions when asked via email or message so I can say yes/no on availability. I would say this has come up 4 times since running the iOS 9 beta. Overall, not a lot of use while limited to stock apps but I am happy its included and do think I will make more use of this in the future. At the moment though, limited use overall.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    I definitely agree that expanding beyond native apps could make this significantly more useful, and I also completely understand limiting it to native apps during the beta, or at least during the earlier phases. I would imagine that they're going to want to verify functionality with non-native apps before the final public release.
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    ...why would it not?
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    Not be useful? Because if the keyboard takes up half of both apps' view, you're not going to be able to do much with the other app while you're composing an email - or much worse case, working on, say, a Word document.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I think the fact that it only works with 1st party apps so far gives it the illusion of potentially not being very useful, but I think once third party apps are able to support it, people will begin to appreciate it and wonder how they did without it.
     
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    I don't have an iPad Air 2 to test with. But doesn't tapping on the second app (say you're using to it reference info for what you're typing in the first app) wouldn't it pull the keyboard down and then when you tap back into the first app to continue bring the keyboard back up?
     
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    So then if you're using the onscreen keyboard, it should be confined to just that small area? That would be RIDICULOUS to type on (esp. if you have that other app sized on the smaller side)
     
  13. newellj macrumors 601

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    I agree, but that points up the limitation of multitasking on a small screen (which is why I've never had Android envy over this issue (or any other, for that matter - speaking as a former Android user)).
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately I can't tell you because I reverted to 8.4 over battery issues. Logically, since both apps are actually active, the keyboard might not disappear, but we need someone with 9 installed to say what actually happens.
     
  15. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I don't really see that as a limitation. If you need to access something on the other side you just hide the keyboard then bring it back up...
     
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The keyboard has a button on the bottom right that lets you hide it. Touching a text field again will bring it back up.
     
  17. newellj macrumors 601

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    Of course. The question was: does the keyboard get hidden if you touch the other active app, and reappear if you touch the first active app.
     
  18. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I feel like split view is something that almost made me buy an iPad Air 2 already, but now that I think of it, the uses wouldn't be that frequent for me. Slide Over covers what I really need, it only requires the app in question to be supported (only Safari rather than clash of clans AND Safari if I want to look something up while playing) it's quick enough, and... Yeah. The thing is, the resource constraints made slide over and even PiP a nightmare on iPad mini 2. I had my iPad completely run out of RAM, freeze up, and crash both apps I was using when I was using slide over. PiP causes plenty of frame rate issues, etc. So I guess iPad Air 2 would make these existing features I use more seamless.
     
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    I specifically bought an iPad Air 2 after the WWDC keynote; I love Split View and use the feature daily. It makes the iPad much more of a laptop replacement for me.
     
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    That's what I'm doing right now, haha. Remember, I said "almost" bought an iPad Air 2. :p
     
  21. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Awesome.

    I'm just wondering when more apps support SplitView will Apple implement away to hide which apps we want available in SplitView. I think there going to be a flood of apps to support this feature..
     
  22. ZEEN0j, Jul 27, 2015
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    They could do that or maybe also add a search bar at the top and the alphabet at the right like when scrolling through contacts.

    Edit: Open app in split view with Siri would also be handy.
     
  23. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    The Air 2 is a solid device. Has 2GB of Ram... If there's a good deal out there... I'd recommend it now.

    It's as the Air 2 is meant to be this year... The fact iOS 9 introduces specific iPad features. And who's to say there will be an Air 3, with all these rumors circulating on the iPad Pro.
     
  24. newellj macrumors 601

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    This is a genuine question, not a challenge - can you describe a few of the things that you use Split View for?

    I am currently back on 8.4 because PB2 was killing my battery (unlike PB1), but was really impressed by how well Split View worked - I just couldn't find to many real world uses for it.

    I do think Split View will probably become much more useful after it expands beyond native apps when it is released in final form.
     

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