iPad Safari has a Secret Split View

Secret iPad Split Screen

Your iPad has a secret superpower. Apple® released iOS11 recently unleashing an entirely new user experience for iPad users. I must say that I like it a lot and the multitasking capabilities bring a new level of productive goodness to the iPad.

I found this by accident. Safari has a neat new feature that I did not see advertised by Apple. With Safari in iOS11 you have the ability to now open TWO Safari windows side-by-side. Now, this is lost in the hoopla of the improved multitasking features but this nifty feature lets you compare websites side by side or open another for persistent reference. A feature we use our laptops for all the time.

Open a Link from an open page in Split View

It’s pretty simple to open a second window from a web page that is already open. The video below shows you how it’s done!

  1. With your page open, find your interesting link.
  2. Press and hold the link until the contextual menu pops up.
  3. From the contextual menu select “OPEN IN SPLIT VIEW

When finished, click the circle-x to close the tab and Safari will return to normal.

Open Split View with blank page

Opening a split view screen with a blank page is equally easy!

  1. Press and hold the “new tab button” until the contextual menu pops up.
  2. From the contextual menu select “OPEN IN SPLIT VIEW
  3. Type the URL for the new site, select a favorite, or choose a bookmark to open in the split view.

Like before, when finished simply press the circle-x to close the tab.

There are some other tricks here too. For example, you can drag-and-drop (another new iOS11 feature) tabs between the two screens.

What other secret features are there that you have found? Share in the comments below!

(This article first appeared on www.dynamiccyber.com)

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