Split View and Slide Over are two main components to multitasking in iOS 11. The former allows you to have two opening Apps showing on your iPad screen, the latter enables you to have a second App showing on the left or right side of the screen as a floating pane. As you can experience, multitasking makes your iPad more enjoyable and more convenient to use. But recently, "Split View not working in iOS 11", "iOS 11 split screen not working on iPad Air" and other similar problems are frequently reported by iPad users. Given that, this article is written to provide you the potential solutions to the "iOS 11 split screen not working on iPad Air/iPad Pro" issue. For fixes to other common iPhone/iPad problems, go to iOS & Mac Topics to find what you need.
Drag the App to your iPad screen and find the split screen is not working as you expect? Multitasking is not a defaulted mode on your iPad in iOS 11. If you want to use Split View or Slide Over, you need to turn on the Allow Multiple Apps option under Settings > General > Multitasking.
When you complain about "Split View/Slide Over not working on your iPad in iOS 11", you need to check whether you have used these features with the correct gestures. the way to use Split View and Slide Over in iOS 11 is different from the way to use it in iOS 10. Thus if you use the old gestures to multitask in iOS 11, it's likely to fail. Follow the steps below to learn how to use Split View and Slide Over on iPad in iOS 11.
From your iPad Dock:
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to invoke the Dock.
Step 2: Tap and drag on an App in the Dock to invoke Multitasking Mode.
Step 3: Drag the App out of the Dock to the screen. If you'd like to use Split View, Drag the App to the left or right side of the screen and then release. While if you prefer Slide Over, drag the App to the center of your iPad screen and then release.
If the second App is not shown in the Dock, you can multitask from the Home Screen:
Step 1: Press the Home button to go to the Home Screen.
Step 2: Tap and drag on an App on the Home Screen to invoke Multitasking Mode.
Step 3: While dragging the App, use another finger to click the second App.
What you need to know about Split View and Slide over is that the split screen not working on iPad in iOS 11 with Landscape Mode. Thus you need to enable Auto Rotate Screen on your iPad in Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of your iPad screen.
If the split screen is not working in iOS 11 on your iPad suddenly, restarting your iPad is the preferred fix to the issue. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (Power button) until you see the slider, drag the slider to shut down your device and then press the same button to turn on your device seconds later. (Restarting your device is the commonest solution to iPhone/iPad problems like "touch screen not working in iOS 11".)
If restarting device doesn't work to solve the "iOS 11 split screen not working on iPad" issue, force restart your iPad to have a try. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see the Apple logo.
Make sure you have equipped your iPad with the latest version of iOS to avoid the "iOS 11 Split View not working" issue. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for new iOS update. If there is a new one available, don't hesitate to install the latest version of iOS on your iPad.
If none of the tips works to solve the "iOS 11 split screen not working" problem, back up your iPad first and then reset your iPad to factory settings. You can make it following the same tips on how to restore iPhone X/8/8 Plus to factory settings.
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