All posts by Ann Garland

Every Adult Has iPad Potential

IOS 11.0.3 is Patched!

The third patch for the new Apple operating system, IOS 11 is out, 11.0.3. The general rule of thumb is it should be safe for you to download- if you get the update notice on your iPad.

There are still more major updates to come in iOS 11. The first big changes are expected in iOS 11.1, which is already in beta (testing mode) and should hopefully be out later this month. It enables peer-to-peer Apple Pay transactions, as well as returns the 3D Touch app switcher. (Yahoo Finance)

Quick Multi-Tasking Tips for IOS 11

#1. Multitasking Using Gesture in iOS 11 on iPad

Make sure that Gesture is enabled on your iPad. To do so;

Step #1. Open Settings on your iPad.

Tap on Settings in iOS 11 on iPad Pro

Step #2. Tap on GeneralMultitasking.

Tap on Settings Then Multitasking in iPad Pro

Step #3. Turn On Gesture.

With the use of four or five fingers:

  • You will pinch to quickly access Home screen.
  • Swipe up to the App Switcher.
  • Swipe left or right between apps.

Multitasking Using Gesture in iOS 11

#2. Customize Dock in iOS 11 on iPad

iOS 11 Dock has been inspired by macOS’—both in terms of functionality and design. It not just makes app switch smooth-sailing but also bolsters multitasking. You can place up to 13 apps in the Dock. It shows three most recent apps you have used to let you quickly access them.

Here is the complete guide to customizing Dock. Also, check out the quick guide to prevent it from showing the most recently used apps.

#3. Use App Switcher in iOS 11 on iPad

There are three ways you can access App Switcher on your iPad. Simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen or use a four-finger swipe upward to bring up App Switcher or double press the home button. It comprises of both App Spaces and Control Center to make your task of switching super easy.

The iOS’s Multitasking View and vertical scrolling space no longer exist.

Now, you see the more functional interface in which all of the apps that you have opened are placed horizontally. Moreover, it also shows the last Split View configuration you used.

App Switcher in iOS 11 on iPad

#4. Force Quit Apps in iOS 11 on iPad

Double press on the Home button to bring up App Switcher. Then, just touch and hold on any app (or App Space) to enter Edit mode. Then, you need to tap on the X at the upper left corner of the app to quit it.

Force Quit Apps in iOS 11 on iPad

Split View and SlIde Over in IOS 11

#1. Use Split View and Slide Over in iOS 11 on iPad

Just like before, Split View allows you to place two apps side-by-side. However, it’s become more smooth-sailing and functional. For instance, you can easily activate Split View and control apps more efficiently.

To enable Split View, simply open the first app and then pull up the Dock by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Then you need to drag the app you wish to use on the left or right side of the screen. (Earlier you had to open the first app and then go on with the side of the screen swiping to enter Split View.)

Swipe Up iPad Screen to Access DockSplit View on iPad Pro in iOS 11

Now, you will see a Slide Over window with the new app placed on top of the already opened one. Unlike before, you can now interact with Slide Over app and active app at once. That means no longer need to constantly open and quit Slide Over app.

Move the Slide Over panel to either side of the screen to comfortably interact with apps. Just tap and hold in the top middle part of the secondary app and drag it to left or right.

Move Slide Over App to Left or Right in iOS 11 on iPad

You can also turn on the Slide Over panel into a main Split View screen.

To do so, simply drag down on the top edit handle to bring the app into Split View mode.

Turn On Slide Panel in iOS on iPad

Then, you need to adjust the vertical edit handle to change the ratio of either panel.

Make Slide Over Panel to Main Split View Screen in iPad

#2. Swap apps in Split View

To swap out different apps, all you need to do is swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Dock and then drag the app you want to use on the already opened one.

Swap App in iOS 11 on iPadHow to Swap App in Spilt View in iOS 11 on iPad

#3. Remove Slide Over Panel

To remove Slide Over panel, simply swipe to the left or right on the screen. As it will remain on that side of the screen, you will be able to slide it back.

Hide App in Multitasking on iPad in iOS 11Unhide Secondary App in Multitasking on iPad

#4. Remove Slide Over App

To remove slide over an app, just swipe right over it. That’s as easy as it can ever get.

Remove Slide Over Panel from Split View on iPad in iOS 11