With iOS 10, Apple introduces a new Safari feature called Split View on iPad that allows you to view two Safari windows side-by-side. Basically, this feature is similar to the iOS 9’s Split View for iPad, but specifically designed for iPad. The major difference lies in the fact that you cannot change the size of the two Safari windows, as each takes up half the screen.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to use Safari’s Split View for side-by-side web browsing. Before we begin, note that Safari’s Split View in iOS 10 only works in landscape mode and your iPad must be running a modern version of iOS (iOS 10 or newer). Assuming that you have met the above-mentioned requirements, let’s proceed with the step-by-step guide.
Steps to use Safari’s Split View for side-by-side web browsing on your iPad
Step one: First off, you need to launch Safari on your iPad and make sure that your device is in the landscape mode
Step two: Once you are done, you are now supposed to tap and hold on the Tabs button at the top-right corner of the screen
Step three: Choose Open Split View in the drop-down menu. Once you are done, head to the URL bar and open a new Safari’s webpage in the new window
Note that you can open, close and scroll through independently all the Safari Split View browse windows. Besides, you can open a new webpage into Split View mode in Safari by tapping on a link from a webpage or Gmail. If you want to merge all tabs, all you have to do is to long-press on any tab button and select Merge All Tabs. Noticeably, Safari will remember where you left off and re-engage the mode with all open tabs.
Safari’s Split View is a nice feature in iOS10 that helps you boost productivity despite that fact that you cannot adjust the size of two windows. If you are using an iPad running iOS 10 or later, Safari’s Split View is something you don’t want to miss at all.
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