[Guide] How to Use Split Screen on iPad Pro/Air/Mini in iOS 11

Don’t know how to use split screen or split view on iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad Mini after updating to iOS 11? Read this and get well informed of how to use split screen on iPad in iOS 11.

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Sofia Albert updated on Aug 15, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Apple has offered users who like using multiple apps on iPad a great favor with the new multitasking improvements in iOS 11, and Slide Over & Split View are going to be easier to use than ever due to the Dock and drag and drop motions. Here, in this post, we mainly want to show you how to use split view/split screen on iPad in iOS 11, and these guides can be applied to use split screen on iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. What’s more, at the end of this page, we will recommend you EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the world to help you transfer data from iPad to Windows PC to avoid data loss when unexpected issues occur on your iPad in daily use.

How to Use Split Screen on iPad in iOS 11/11.1./11.2

Split View on iPad in iOS 11 enables you to work in two different apps simultaneously. You can split the screen and have one app on either side or have one app that's taking up a third of the screen. Now, let’s see how to open and use Split View on iPad with iOS 11 with following tips.

  • Open an app you want to use on iPad.
  • Put your finger in the middle of the right side of your iPad's screen and swipe up to activate Dock.
  • Drag the second app you want to open to the left or right side of the screen. Or you can gently swipe down on the gray bar at the top of Slide Over to open Split Screen from Side Over, which will open Slide View. And, if you want, you can swipe down again on the gray bar to return to Slide Over.
  • Once you access the Split View, you can resize your app windows by dragging the app divider to the center of your screen.


Related tips: Some users may encounter the Split View/Split Screen Not Working on iPad Air/iPad Pro after iOS 11.1 or 11.2 due to an unknown software-related problem. If you are unlucky to be one of them, check our online guide to fix the issue with ease.

How to Keep iPad Data Safe When Split Screen Not Working or Other Problems Happen?

No matter which kind of iPad you are using, it carries so much important and private information of you, which can’t be lost in any case. Therefore, you’d better back up your iPad on a schedule with iTunes, iCloud or an available third-party tool. For most of the iOS users, they do know how to back up iPad with iCloud and iTunes. Then, what we want to introduce you here is the best and most reliable iCloud & iTunes alternative, named EaseUS MobiMover Free for users don’t want to refer to iCloud or iTunes anymore. EaseUS MobiMover Free offers you a one-click to transfer feature to export the whole iPad contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, movies, home videos, photos videos, music videos, music, ringtones, and audiobooks at one time in a totally free way. Why not download and use EaseUS MobiMover now to protect your iPad data to avoid any data loss?

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and trust the computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to "Backup Manager" > "Back up".

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 1

Step 2. Since all the supported files are selected by default, click "One-Click Backup" directly to start backing up your iPhone to computer.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until the backup process completes. When you need to restore the backup, go to "Backup Manager" > "Restore" and follow the onscreen instructions to continue.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 3