Anyone who owns an iPad has probably already seen the three dots at the top of the screen. But what are they doing there? Tapping the dots opens the multitasking menu and helps you multitask ‘simple’ on an iPad.
You can immediately activate slide over or split view, and it is easier to use multiple apps at the same time. Immediately you can display the current app on the left or right and open a new one. We explain how to use the balls.
Quick access through the multitasking menu
With the tap of a button, you can display multiple apps or windows side-by-side on an iPad through the multitasking menu. You can consult these by tapping the three dots at the top of the screen. The three dots are only displayed when you have opened an app and it supports Split View or Slide Over.
Use multitasking menu
- Open an app
- Tap at the top of the screen
- Choose a desired option
You can choose to view the app in full screen (1), split (2) or as a slide over (3). Have you opened multiple windows of the same app? At the bottom of the screen you will see a strip (4) with all open windows.
When you move the app to Split View or Slide over, the app moves to the side of the screen and you see the home screen. From there you can access all the Home screen pages and the App Library. Select the app you want to display next to the current one and iPadOS will do the rest. Detailed information can be found below.
Using multitasking menu on an iPad for split view and slide over. Also explain what the three dots at the top of the screen mean.
Published on appletips.nl by Wesley Fabry