Split View is one of those Apple features that you either love or hate, but it has a lot of uses for those willing to try it.
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If you want to know how to use Split View on your iPad or Mac, you’re in the right place. This guide will walk you through both.
How to Use Split View on iPad
To use the Split View feature on your iPad, follow the steps listed below.
1. Open one of the apps you’d like to use and click on the three dots at the top of your screen.
2. Choose the middle icon. When prompted, select the other app you’d like to use; in this case, we’ll open Safari.
3. Once your app has loaded, you can use the apps alongside each other.
If you later decide you’d like to use one or the other, you can swipe to the left or right. Alternatively, you can select the full-screen option from the dotted menu.
How to Use Split View on Mac
Using the Split View feature on your Mac is similarly easy. Like your iPad, you’ll need to open one of the apps you wish to use. Once you’ve done that, follow these instructions.
1. Hover over the green maximize button in the top left-hand corner. When the dropdown menu appears, select either Tile Window to the Left of the Screen or Tile Window to the Right of the Screen.
2. Select the window you’d like to have on the other side of your screen.
3. If you later want to use one window again, hover over the green button on the side you want to use. Select Make Window Full Screen. Alternatively, you can click on the green button for whichever window you’d like to maximize.
Split View: Ideal for Getting More Done
The Split View feature is ideal if you don’t want to keep switching between apps and windows. You might need a little time to get used to the smaller windows – but once you do, you may find that this tool is your greatest productivity asset.
Now that you know how to use Split View, why not try it out yourself?
Danny has been a professional writer since graduating from university in 2016, but he’s been writing online for over a decade. He has been intrigued by Apple products ever since getting an iPod Shuffle in 2008 and particularly enjoys writing about iPhones and iPads. Danny prides himself on making complex topics easy to understand. In his spare time, he’s a keen photographer.