Apple iPad (5th generation)

Apple iPad (5th generation)

iOS 11.0

Use multitasking and Dock on my Apple iPad (5th generation) iOS 11.0

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Using multitasking and Dock, you can use several applications simultaneously and gain quick access to the most used applications. To use the functions, you need to select settings for multitasking and Dock.

Step 1 of 12

Switch between running applications

Slide right or left on the screen using four or five fingers to switch between running applications.

Step 2 of 12

Open Dock

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.

Step 3 of 12

Minimise Dock

Slide your finger downwards on Dock to minimise it.

Step 4 of 12

Personalise Dock

To add an application to Dock, press and hold the required application and drag it downwards to the left side of Dock.

You can set the left side of Dock to contain your favourite applications.
Step 5 of 12

Personalise Dock

To remove an application from Dock, press and hold the required application and drag it upwards from Dock.

You can only remove applications you've added to Dock yourself.
You can set the left side of Dock to contain your favourite applications.
Step 6 of 12

Open new application using Slide Over

When you have an open application on the screen, slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.

Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.
Step 7 of 12

Open new application using Slide Over

Press the required application and drag it upwards on the screen.

Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.
Step 8 of 12

Open new application using Slide Over

The application now displays on top of the other open application.

Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.
Step 9 of 12

Open new application using Split View

When you have an open application on the screen, slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.

Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.
Step 10 of 12

Open new application using Split View

Press the required application and drag it to the right or left side of the screen.

Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.
Step 11 of 12

Open new application using Split View

The applications are now displayed on a split screen.

Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.
Step 12 of 12

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Switch between running applications

Slide right or left on the screen using four or five fingers to switch between running applications.

2. Open Dock

Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.

3. Minimise Dock

Slide your finger downwards on Dock to minimise it.

4. Personalise Dock

To add an application to Dock, press and hold the required application and drag it downwards to the left side of Dock.
You can set the left side of Dock to contain your favourite applications.
To remove an application from Dock, press and hold the required application and drag it upwards from Dock.
You can only remove applications you've added to Dock yourself.
You can set the left side of Dock to contain your favourite applications.

5. Open new application using Slide Over

When you have an open application on the screen, slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.
Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.
Press the required application and drag it upwards on the screen.
Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.
The application now displays on top of the other open application.
Using Slide Over, you can work in an application displaying on top of another open application.

6. Open new application using Split View

When you have an open application on the screen, slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Dock.
Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.
Press the required application and drag it to the right or left side of the screen.
Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.
The applications are now displayed on a split screen.
Using Split View, you have access to functions in both of the open applications on the screen.

7. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.