How to Split Screen on iPhone & Use It for Multitasking

BY Sourav



If you heard about iPhone split screen feature and want to know how to use split screen mode on iPhone, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ve briefly mentioned how you can use this feature.

If you’re an iPhone user, there are various ways to split the screen to perform two different activities at the same time. It’s a great feature that helps in multitasking. You can use two different apps or websites simultaneously on the same screen. 

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to split your iPhone’s screen to use multiple apps at a time. However, you can use the picture-in-picture feature and quick app switching to multitask. In the following section, we’ll guide you on how to use the iPhone split screen feature.

How to Split Screen on iPhone or iOS?

Since apple introduced the split screen on iPhone, it has become easy to perform multiple different activities at a time. In the following section, we’ll describe how to split the screen on iPhone. The principal component of the split-screen feature on Apple devices is the dock. Hence, you first need to set up the dock as it helps to launch all the applications.

Follow the steps to split your iPhone screen.

  • Open Settings on iPhone.
  • Tap Home Screen and dock> Multitasking.
  • Now, enable three controls to allow multiple apps, gestures, and picture-in-picture.

Use Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode on iPhone

In case you’re using iPhone 14 or a later version, you can turn on the picture in picture mode to watch a video while using other apps. This mode separates your video from the original location and makes it float around your device’s home screen. You can even drag the window and place it on the preferred location of your screen.

To enable PiP mode on the iPhone, navigate to Settings> General> Picture in Picture and turn on the toggle switch beside “Start PiP Automatically“.

Now, open a PiP-supported app, play the video, and tap on the PiP icon.

Picture-in-Picture Supported Apps on iPhone

All most every video apps support picture-in-picture mode on iPhone. It includes many official Apple apps, such as Apple TV, Safari, Home, FaceTime, Podcasts, and Music. Some third-party apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, ESPN, FOX NOW, Disney+, Tubi, Vudu, SHOWTIME, and more are also available.

Moreover, all online web browsers support PiP mode, so you can use this feature while watching a video on a site. You can even use this feature while watching videos on YouTube if you have a YouTube Premium membership.

Quickly Switch Apps to Multitask on iPhone

Quick app switching is another option that you can use to multitask on your iPhone in the absence of a split screen feature. All you need is quickly switch between the open apps on your iPhone.

For that, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold it until you see the app switcher. Now, swipe left or right to find the app you want to open. After that, tap on the specific app.

Third-Party iPhone Split Screen Apps

Apple’s split screen feature is only available on certain devices like iPad and Mac and it’s not even an original split screen mode. In that case, you can download and install a third-party split-screen app from the App Store. It’ll help you to activate the iPhone split screen mode. There are numerous free and paid apps available on the App Store, make sure to choose the right one.

These apps will make the use of iPhones more enjoyable than before. Some third-party apps that you can try are WebDuo Pro, Split Screen View, Split Web Browser, Split Screen Dual Window, etc.

That’s it. Now you know how you can use the iPhone split screen feature on your iPhone. If you’ve any further queries do let us know in the comment box below.

About The Author


Sourav’s been working as a freelance writer and blogger for over five years. She is a firm believer in big dreams and realizing them. Her work has been published in Women On Writing, Be a Freelance Blogger, Make a Living Writing and Brazen Careerist among others