Split screen mode is an interesting and useful feature that allows you to comfortably device several tasks on your smartphone at once. Here we will show you to find out how to use split screen on iPhone. The IOS operating system is regularly updated. With the release of each new version, additional features are added, and the split-screen mode has become one of them.
Despite the fact that it appeared a long ago, only a few users know how to activate it. This is due to the fact that depending on the IOS version and model, it starts differently or does not start at all. We will show you how to use two apps at the same time on the screen of your iPhone 12 in split view. Is it possible with the help of a special application or is the iPhone 12 device enough?
In this article, you will learn
- How do I use two apps at once on iPhone 12?
- Can we use split screen on iPhone?
- How do you halfway the screen down on iPhone 12?
- Is split screen Option available on all iPhone 12 Models?
How do I use two apps at once on iPhone 12?
There are several ways to use split screen mode on iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro Max:
- special applications
- using only your iPhone device
Special applications like Multitasking Split Screen
I would like to show you a little trick how simply, at least in-App Store. And you will be able to use multiple apps at the same time side by side.
This little trick works with the app, and in this case, I have installed the Multitasking Split Screen app. This app is completely free and ad-free, you can add additional features with an in-app purchase. Multitasking Split Screen app also has many alternatives that are also free.
If you install this or a similar application, you will be able to get exactly two windows. With their help, you will be able to view different pages. For example, you can watch a video on a YouTube app and view the feed on Instagram at the same time.
Also, you can use both windows to copy some information from one side and then paste it right here at the bottom. This is, of course, quite convenient.
When you use such applications, you want to make sure that they are not only convenient but also very functional, very well and very simply implemented. So we can definitely recommend using this method because we liked it.
Use the App on the Landscape Mode
In addition, you can use this app even in landscape mode.
This means you can use it, on the one hand, to Google something or, on the other hand, even study the content on the site. And then, accordingly, select any video. and watch it on a split screen. You can also easily select one split view and watch it only in a large size. Then you can easily switch back to split screen. This means that you can work with multitasking split screen right here using this browser. You can use the opportunity as you like.
Multitasking Split Screen is an application that was released in September 2018, and it is suitable for frameless screens with a cutout.
Advantages of Multitasking Split Screen and its analogues
Split screen. After launching the application, two browser windows automatically appear on the smartphone screen with an address bar that is combined with a search bar, a button to go to your favourite sites and another to add pages to bookmarks.
You can resize the window by dragging the divider up and down.
Full-screen mode. You can easily expand any of the two browser windows to the entire display, just drag the dividing slider to the upper or lower edge of the screen. After that, a special button will appear in the lower right corner of the application interface, which will return you to the split mode.
Access to your favourite sites.
Settings of your iPhone
Step 1. You need to open the home menu and then tap on one app that will be on one side of the screen on iPhone.
Step 2: Open the second app. Important condition: this app must support split screen feature. This can be found in the characteristics of the app.
Step 3. Close the page with the second app. It is necessary in order for it to be reflected on the toolbar on the screen of iPhone.
Step 4. You need to go back to the first app and open it. After it, swipe up to get the panel of pinned and recently opened apps.
Step 5. Pinch and hold another app until it starts shaking.
Step 6. Move the second app to the screen on iPhone of the first one, and hold them.
Now your screen is divided into 2 parts. You can swap apps (right or left, how you want and like). If you want one app to take up more space on the screen than another application. Then you need to choose one of the applications that itself takes up more space.
These settings appeared first only on iPad, and then on iPhones. In early iPhone models, such settings are not available for users. Therefore, you will have to install special apps for split screen mode.
Can everyone use split screen on iPhone?
Reasons why split screen on iPhone was not available for all iPhone users
1. The autonomy of the iPhone was not enough
A couple of running applications can greatly affect the autonomy of the iPhone. An active user’s phone could use up the battery in an hour. IOS developers needed to optimize the system in order to increase the working time with one application, and only then think about running a couple of programs at the same time. As you understand, with the iOS 14 operating system, screen splitting on the phone has become possible.
2. The iPhone aspect ratio is not suitable for two apps
If you place two applications on the smartphone screen, they will be too stretched in width even on a regular iPhone and too stretched on iPhone X. This will result in an extremely small amount of content in each of the windows. Even a photo from Instagram will not fit in its entirety.
Do not forget that many programs support undisguised blocks with control keys or section navigators at the top or bottom, this will make the working area of the program even smaller.
Software developers will have to seriously modify the programs. And as you can see, a couple of applications on the screen can still be comfortably placed only in the portrait orientation of the display.
Previously, the split view function was only available on iPads. But currently, starting with iPhone 12 Pro, 12, 12 mini, there is such an opportunity.
How do you halfway the screen down on iPhone 12?
As you know, starting with the iPhone X, Apple has abandoned the Home button in favor of a Face ID scanner and a frameless display. Nevertheless, the “Convenient Access” mode (also known as Reachability), which allows you to use the device with one hand (the screen “drops” almost half), has not gone anywhere. In Reachability mode, the user interface is moved to the bottom of the screen for ease of thumb use. In order to disable the function, you need to double-tap the sensor or any area outside the user interface again.
How to lower the screen? (enable the Reachability function)?
Step 1. Go to Settings → Universal Access → Touch and enable the Convenient Access option.
Step 2. Pull down (swipe from top to bottom) the strip (gesture bar) at the bottom edge of the screen in any open application or under the Dock panel on the home screen.
Step 3. Perform the desired action in the user interface.
Step 4. To return to full-screen mode, swipe up from the gesture bar or on the home screen. You can also touch the area outside the user interface.
Despite the fact that the display of the iPhone 13 Pro, 13, 13 mini, 12 Pro, 12, 12 mini, 11 Pro, 11, XS, XR, X is longer compared to the iPhone 8, there is no frame in its lower part, as in older models, so using the device with one hand has become even more convenient. For greater ergonomics, Apple has left a large area under the virtual keyboard unused.
Is split-screen Option available on all iPhone 12 Models?
It should be noted that on other iPhone models, not 12, 12 pro, 12 pro max and 12 mini (for example, on iPhone 11), screen separation as a function is not supported. So it is the method using a special application that is relevant for users of iPhones older than iPhone 12.
Thanks to split screen and special apps that will share your screen, you will be able to fully appreciate the beauty of the iPhone 12 Touch screen 6.1, OLED, 2532×1170, 460 PPI, capacitive, multitouch and operating system iOS 14.
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