The iPad has several built-in multitasking features that can help you get more done. Here are a few ways to use multitasking on your iPad:
- Split View: This feature allows you to use two apps side by side. To activate Split View, open one app and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Dock. Then, press and hold on a second app and drag it to the left or right side of the screen.
- Slide Over: This feature allows you to use a second app in a small window that can be moved around the screen. To activate Slide Over, open one app and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Dock. Then, tap and hold on a second app and drag it to the right side of the screen.
- Picture in Picture: This feature allows you to watch a video in a small window while using other apps. To activate Picture in Picture, open a video and tap the Picture in Picture button (it looks like two rectangles). The video will shrink to a smaller window that can be moved around the screen.
- App Exposé: This feature allows you to see all the open apps in a grid. To activate App Exposé, swipe up from the bottom of the screen with four or five fingers. You can then tap on an app to switch to it or swipe up on an app to close it.
- Use keyboard shortcuts: There are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to switch between apps, access the Dock and more, by using keyboard shortcuts. You can find the list of keyboard shortcuts by going to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts.
It’s important to note that the multitasking features available on your iPad depend on the version of the iPadOS and the model of your iPad.