How to Use Side by Side on Your iPad

How to Use Side by Side on Your iPad
With iOS 9, Apple introduces the iPad to split-screen multitasking. Also called Slide Over, this new function is supported by the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. Located on the right edge of the screen and designed to run multiple apps, Slide Over allows you view another app without leaving the one you're in; however, the two applications won't run together side by side unless you have an iPad Air 2 or later. 

To turn on this function, open Settings.

Select General; tap Multitasking.

Turn on, Allow Multiple Apps. 

Swipe left from the right edge to open the Slide Over. 

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Swipe down to exit an opened app and return to Slide Over menu. Double tap outside the overlay to exit.


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