Why no split screen support for settings app

subjonas

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Has Apple just not gotten around to it or is there some principle behind not allowing the settings app to be used in split view? It's very annoying having to completely leave the app I'm working in just to quickly check a setting, especially on a 12.9 with so much screen space.
 

blwade

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I second this... I've had a problem on iOS 11 with my AirPods not connecting automatically and I start to watch a video and remember that I have to go back into settings to pair them.. which I can't just do with the pop up view.
 

subjonas

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I second this... I've had a problem on iOS 11 with my AirPods not connecting automatically and I start to watch a video and remember that I have to go back into settings to pair them.. which I can't just do with the pop up view.
It loses connection or pairing entirely? Those terms are always confusing when talking about Bluetooth. So you can't switch audio to your AirPods in the control panel?

Maybe iOS 11 will provide that when it ships.
Really hope so.
 

blwade

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It loses connection or pairing entirely? Those terms are always confusing when talking about Bluetooth. So you can't switch audio to your AirPods in the control panel?



Really hope so.

It doesn't seem to lose the pairing, it's just not connected.

I haven't found a way to switch the audio on my iPad to the AirPods without having to go to settings > Bluetooth > select AirPods

I've tried long press on the volume in the new CC, but it doesn't give me listening options. Not sure if its oversight or just a feature they haven't put in yet.
 

mk313

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It doesn't seem to lose the pairing, it's just not connected.

I haven't found a way to switch the audio on my iPad to the AirPods without having to go to settings > Bluetooth > select AirPods

I've tried long press on the volume in the new CC, but it doesn't give me listening options. Not sure if its oversight or just a feature they haven't put in yet.
You can slide up from the bottom to get the screen with airplane mode, Bluetooth, wifi, etc and then swipe to the left to bring up a screen that shows whatever you are playing, then click on the audio output source at the bottom and choose AirPods. I do this every day and it's much faster than going to settings
 

blwade

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You can slide up from the bottom to get the screen with airplane mode, Bluetooth, wifi, etc and then swipe to the left to bring up a screen that shows whatever you are playing, then click on the audio output source at the bottom and choose AirPods. I do this every day and it's much faster than going to settings
Not on iOS 11
 

blwade

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Bring up Control Center, long press on the music controls and the audio output selection button is in the upper right corner.
Ahhhh on the music controls... I’ve been trying the volume button. I suppose the music controls makes sense... Wish they would give the drop down on that music widget though...

Thanks for the information!
 

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