Hands-On With iOS 9’s New iPad Multitasking Feature

In iOS 9, the iPad is gaining a feature that will totally change the method a great deal of us utilize our tablets, presenting performance that will make it much simpler to utilize the iPad as a significant computer replacement. That function, which has actually been much-desired for numerous years now, is multitasking.

We went hands-on with iOS 9 to look into the multitasking feature on an iPad Air 2, and made a quick video to share exactly what the new functions look and feel like.

There are three different elements to multitasking on the iPad: Move Over, Split View, and Picture in Photo. Move Over can be triggered in any supported app. Stopped from the ideal side of the screen to the left to open up a 2nd window, which uses up 1/3 of the screen.

This isn’t really true multitasking because it stops briefly the background window, but it’s a method to swiftly send an e-mail or respond to an inbound e-mail without needing to stop exactly what you’re doing. You can alter the app shown in the Slide Over by swiping below the top of the screen.

On an iPad Air 2, if you pull the Slide Over window additionally to the left, it’ll go into Split View. Split View shows 2 apps at when and is a real multitasking feature. You can make use of both apps separately of one another and both are completely functional, with each using up half the screen.

The third brand-new multitasking feature is Photo in Image, which works similarly to the picture-in-picture function on televisions. When enjoying a video or taking part in a FaceTime call, the video window can be minimized to one corner of the iPad so you can continue to utilize other apps while you watch (or chat).

In the meantime, all of these features are compatible only with Apple’s apps, however third-party apps will certainly also work with multitasking with developer support. Slide Over and Photo in Image deal with the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3, however Split View function is limited to the iPad Air 2, which has a more effective A8X processor and 2GB RAM.

Multitasking is constructed into iOS 9, which is presently only available to developers. Apple prepares to launch a public beta of iOS 9 in July, with the official public launch coming in the fall

For more on what’s brand-new in iOS 9, make sure to inspect out our comprehensive iOS 9 roundup.

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