How to Use Multitasking on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11

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Want to use multitasking feature on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11 but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to multitask on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11 with detailed steps.

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Sep. 21, 2017

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The long-awaited iOS 11 has been released in this September, which brings a large number of excellent new features and enhancements for iPad this time, including Drag and Drop, new Dock, revamped App Switcher, improved Split View, brand new multitasking, etc. All those new features make iPad more productive and efficiently than ever before.

But lots of iPad users are stuck on how to use some of these new features, like multitasking. If you’re also confused about this issue, then read on this article to get the point. Here in the following, we will offer you detailed steps to multitask on iPad in iOS 11. Just keep on.

Also Read: How to Fix: iOS 11 Multitasking Not Working >

How to Use Multitasking on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11

Before we start, please make sure that your iPad model is compatible with multitasking:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad, 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

Part 1. How to Use New Dock to Switch Between AppsPart 2. How to Use Gestures to Switch AppsPart 3. How to Use Two Apps at The Same TimePart 4. How to Use Drag and Drop Between AppsPart 5. How to Turn Multitask Features On/Off

Part 1. How to Use New Dock to Switch Between Apps

The new dock on iPad in iOS 11 is much like the dock on Mac. The left side houses your favorite apps while the right side keeps the apps you recently used and apps open on your iPhone and Mac.

To switch between apps: Launch dock by swiping up within any app > Tap another app.

How to Use New Dock to Switch Between Apps – Screen Overview

Image Credit: Apple.com

Part 2. How to Use Gestures to Switch Apps

To switch apps: Swipe left or right with four or five fingers on the current screen to switch to a previously used app.

To see all your opened apps: Double-click your home button.

To view and open another app: Swipe right with one finger.

You can also tweak four or five fingers together on your iPad screen to return to home screen while using an app.

Part 3. How to Use Two Apps at The Same Time

To open a second app with Slide Over: Open an app > Swipe up with one finger from the bottom of the screen to launch Dock > Drag another app you want to run to the screen.

To open a third app in Slide Over: Launch dock > Drag the app on the top of the app divider.

To use two apps at the same time with Split View: Open an app > Open the Dock > Touch and hold the app you want to open and drag it to the left or right side of the screen.

How to Use Two Apps at The Same Time with Split View – Screen Overview

Image Credit: Apple.com

Slide Over only works with iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air and later, or iPad mini 2 and later. Split View works with iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4.

Part 4. How to Use Drag and Drop Between Apps

With Drag and Drop in iOS 11, you can easily move text, links, photos, multiple files, etc. from one app to another, which makes the things like add documents to an email, share news with friends, save files from an email to the files app, post a new photo on social networks, etc. 

To Drag item from one app to another: Open the two apps > Touch and hold the content you want to move > Drag the content to another app and drop it.

To Drag and Drop multiple files: Touch and hold a file > Tap additional files with another finger, then all selected files will be added to the first one and you can check the numbers on the upper right of the files > Drop them to the destination app.

Part 5. How to Turn Multitask Features On/Off

Go to Settings on your iPad > Tap General > Choose Multitask & Dock, then you will have 4 options:

  • If you don't want to use Slide Over or Split View on your iPad, you just need to turn off Allow Multiple Apps.
  • If you don't want to use Picture in Picture feature, turn Persistent Video Overlay off.
  • If you don't want to use Multitasking gestures, turn Gestures off.
  • If you want to see recently used apps, turn on Show Suggested and Recent Apps.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to use multitasking on iPad (Pro) in iOS 11. Hope you have got the main point. If you have more trouble on using multitasking on iPad (Pro)/iPhone in iOS 11, let us know in the comment section, and we will go through the problem and help you out soon.

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