Work with Two Apps at the Same Time
I exercise at home and like to watch YouTube on my iPad. At the same time, I need to have a timer to see how long I have to hold my wall sits. You can switch between the apps, but this pauses the YouTube video, which is quite annoying.
With the iPad, though, I can use Slide Over to keep both apps open at the same time with the clock app overlaying the YouTube window. This configuration allows me to reset my timer every 30 seconds and follow my YouTube video streaming without interruption.
Using Slide Over is simple:
- Place the app you want to overlay in the dock before you begin.
- Open your first app, so it fills the entire screen.
- Then swipe up to reveal the dock.
- Tap on the app you want to overlay and drag it to the left or the right side of your screen. The app will open in a small window that overlays the primary app.
Both apps will be available to you, and any media streaming will continue without pause. You also can swipe the window away and then swipe it back again when you need it.