How to multitask with Split View on your iPad — Apple Support

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With Split View and iPadOS,

you can be more productive than ever.

Work on two things side by side on your iPad,

then quickly switch between projects

whenever you need to.

In this video, we'll show you

how to open multiple windows of the same app,

use two apps side by side, and exit Split View.

Let's say you're working in Notes

and it would be helpful to look at two notes at the same time.

To do this, select a note from the sidebar

and drag it to either side of the screen.

This is Split View.

You can edit each of these notes on their own.

Drag the divider

to adjust how much space each side takes up.

Need to look at another note?

Slide one finger up from the bottom edge of the screen

until the Dock appears, then release.

Then tap that same app icon

and tap the plus icon in the upper right corner

to open another window in a new space.

Now you can easily switch between Notes spaces

by swiping along the bottom of the screen,

or by swiping across the screen with four fingers.

To see all of your open spaces for this app,

slide one finger up from the bottom edge

to reveal the Dock again,

and select the app you'd like to view.

This is called App Exposé, which shows all of the spaces

where you have open windows for that app.

You can also work in two different apps

side by side.

In an app, swipe up to reveal the Dock.

Touch and hold another app and drag it upwards.

Let's add a photo to Notes.

Touch and hold the photo and drag it into your note.


This space will show up in App Exposé

for both Notes and Mail.

You can exit Split View anytime.

Just drag the app divider to either edge of the screen

over the app or space you no longer need to view.

Both of these spaces will return to a single full screen.

You'll find them in App Exposé or the App Switcher,

should you need them again.

And that's how to use Split View to multitask across apps.

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