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Will my iPad get multitasking in iOS 9? Everything you need to know about iOS 9 on the iPad

Ashleigh Allsopp | Aug. 7, 2015
Find out what features your iPad will get with iOS 9 and how to use them, including Multitasking and QuickType.

You can access the Split View feature by first swiping from the right of the screen to bring up Slide Over, and then dragging the divider between the two apps to the centre of the screen.

The third and final multitasking feature coming to the iPad with iOS 9 is called Picture in Picture, which lets you watch a video or use FaceTime while using another app. By pressing the Home button, the video or FaceTime screen will scale down and sit at the bottom corner of your display while you work on something else like an email reply. You can move the floating video screen around or move it slightly offscreen if you only want to listen to the audio.

Here's a breakdown of which iPads will be able to run which feature:

Slide Over
iPad Air 2
iPad Air

iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3

Picture in Picture

iPad Air 2
iPad Air

iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3

Split View

iPad Air 2 only

Will my iPad get QuickType?

Another one of the new feartures coming to the iPad with iOS 9 that we are really excited about is QuickType. You'll now see functions such as copy and paste, add attachment and format text on the keyboard itself, along the top in a new Shortcut Bar.

The Shortcut Bar will have different tools depending on the app you're using, and can be utilised by third-party apps.

Additionally, the new keyboard lets you use your touchscreen as a trackpad. You just need to place two fingers on the screen to activate it and they'll act as a cursor for quickly and easily selecting chunks of text, for example.

If you'd like to try out the new features of iOS 9 on your iPad now, you might be interested to hear that there is an iOS 9 public beta program available, which offers early access to the software for testing. 

 

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