Split View and Slide Over were first introduced by Apple in iOS 9. These features are powerful for multitasking if you are using them correctly. If you don’t need these features and don’t want to activate them accidentally, we’ll show you how to disable them.

Disable Multitasking on iPadOS 13 Or Newer

To begin, open up the Settings app. If you are having trouble finding it, check the first page of apps, Apple places it here by default. Now that the Settings app is open look to the left menu and select Home Screen & Dock. Next, find the Multitasking option.

The Multitasking option contains several toggles. Firstly, Allow Multiple Apps controls Split View and Slide over. Secondly, Picture in Picture controls whether or not videos can while other apps or open. Lastly, Gestures control the different ways you use to open up multiple apps and multitasking.

Disable Multitasking In Older iOS Versions

If your iPad is on iOS 9 to iOS 12, the steps to disable the multitasking are a little different. Firstly, open the Settings app. Select General and find Multitasking. Lastly, toggle the Allow Multiple Apps, Persistent Video Overlay, and Gestures off.

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