How to Get Split View Multitasking on Older iPads

A new feature introduced in iOS 9 allows iPad users to use two apps at the same time thanks to the new Split View multitasking feature, but this feature only works on the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad Pro. However, here is how to get Split View on older iPads.

While the app switcher was once considered a kind of multitasking feature, it didn’t really end up that way because when you exit an app, it’s essentially suspended until you open it again and switch between apps in the first place. It wasn’t true multitasking.

However, in iOS 9 on iPad, users now take advantage of true multitasking on the iPad, allowing iPad Air 2 users to use Split View, giving you a two-pane system of two apps you can use at the same time. time.

The only downside is that this feature is only available on the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad Pro, which is expected to launch later this month or early next month.

However, thanks to the jailbreak tweak, you can use Apple’s Split-View multitasking feature on older iPads. Here’s how to run it.

Getting Split Views on Older iPads

You will need a jailbroken iPad for this to work, iOS 9 jailbreak is available thanks to Pangu.

Of course, jailbreak isn’t for everyone, but the process is pretty simple and easier than you might think.

Once you jailbreak, the hard part is over and now all you have to do is open Cydia and install a tweak called Medusa. This is a setting that puts Apple’s Split View multitasking feature on older iPads.

You will need to add a repository to Cydia first though. Do this by tapping the bottom tab and then the top right corner. From there, tap on the top left and enter it in the text box. Tap it and wait for Cydia to compile.

There are no extra settings to activate or change Medusa after installing it. Split View multitasking works immediately, and you can try it out by opening an app first and then swiping in from the right edge of the screen. This will bring up what is called Slide Over. Select any app from the scrollable list to open it.

From there, you can tap and hold the divider between the two apps and drag it across the screen to adjust the size of both panes. Now you can use both apps at the same time.

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This feature works exactly like on the iPad Air 2, so with this jailbreak tweak, you get the actual feature that came with the iPad Air 2, not a reduced or modified version of Split View.

Of course, that’s not the only special feature you can get on other iOS device models. There are several jailbreak tweaks that bring 3D Touch capabilities to older iPhones. 3D Touch is officially exclusive to the iPhone 6s due to its new pressure-sensitive display, but the feature can be easily emulated on other iOS devices.

That’s the beauty of jailbreaking. You can customize iOS the way you want and even add new features and get rid of annoying ones so you don’t have to deal with them. One big complaint about iOS is that it is not as customizable as Android, but by jailbreaking you open up a whole new world that makes iOS much more customizable than Android.

If you’ve jailbroken your iPad and are looking for some nice tweaks to use, Medusa is a great one to start with if you don’t have an iPad Air 2.

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