How to show two Safari windows using Split View

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There is a dual-window feature on iPad, called Split View that allows you to run multiple apps side by side. However, unfortunately, it doesn’t currently support multi-app instancing. Saying in other words, you are not able to see two different windows in the same app.

If your iPad is running iOS 10 or later, you will be able to run two Safari tabs side by side. From iOS 11, iOS allows you to run two split-view windows and open the third Slide Over window at the same time.

How to create a Safari Split View

You can easily put your iPad’s Safari into Split View at any time. To do so

  1. Touch and hold the Tabs
  2. Tap on Open Split View.
  3. If you’re using a keyboard, you can also use a shortcut combination: CMD+N.

How to open a link in Safari Split View

You can open any link in the form of a Safari Split View.

  1. Long press on the link.
  2. Tap on Open in Split View in the pop-up menu.

How to turn a tab into Safari Split View

If you are opening multiple tabs, you can put one of them into a Safari Split View. To do so

  1. Long press on the tab.
  2. Drag the tab to the right or left until you see it splits off into a new window.

How to switch a tab between Safari Split Views

Each split view includes multiple tabs, so you can easily switch tabs between split views at any time you want.

  1. Long press on the tab.
  2. Drag the tab to the opposite side of split view.

How to open links in the opposite Safari Views

Links can also be opened on the opposite side of the split view.

  1. Long press on the link.
  2. Tap on Open On Other Side when you see a pop-up menu.


How to add a Slide Over window to the dual Safari Split View

If there are two Safari windows opening to Split View on your iPad, then you can add a third window in Slide Over form. You can put any app into the Slide Over window other than Safari.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom to open the Dock.
  2. Long press the third app to the center of your screen.
  3. Drag the Slide Over window to the left or right side as your liking.

How to merge Safari Split View back to tabs

If you no longer want Safari Split View to open, but still want to keep opening all tabs, you can bring everything back.

  1. Long press on the tab (It’s now moved to the bottom right.)
  2. Tap on Merge All Tabs

If you want to remove all your tabs, simply tap on the close icon (it looks like an X icon) to close them. After you have closed all the tabs in a split view, the other side of the view will also close.


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