Apple’s latest and greatest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 10, brings a number of great new features to your iPad, not the least of which is Split-View in Safari, which allows users to view two browser tabs side-by-side at the same time.
How to View Two Websites at Once
On your iPad, (this “how to” is for the iPad only), start up Safari. Now, tap the “+” icon in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. This will open a second browser tab.
Tap and hold your finger on the title of the second tab, and while holding your finger down, drag your finger to either the left or the right edge of your iPad’s display. The main Safari window will shrink a bit, exposing a space, as seen in the screenshot above. Lift your finger from the screen to drop the tab into this space.
Safari will automatically display both tabs, side-by-side, in “Split-View.” Safari will allow you to treat both browser views as separate browsers, allowing you to open bookmarks, enter URLs, and even create new browser tabs in each side. You can also drag a tab from one half of the screen to the other, if you’d like.
The fun isn’t over. You can also use side-by-side view with “Split-View,” sliding your finger from the right edge of the display, to view a second app while viewing two Side-by-Side websites in Safari. Nifty.
If you get tired of all this freedom, and want to go back to a single browser window view, just close all of the tabs on either side of the screen, and Safari will return to its boring old single tab view.
There are some limitations, as you can’t have more than two browser views open, and you can’t use multi-app split screen multitasking while in side-by-side view. Plus, the browser views are split down the middle, equally sharing your iPad’s screen, and can’t be adjusted for one browser view to be bigger than the other one.
Still, all-in-all you’ll likely find this tip to be useful at one time or the other, even if it’s just to watch videos of burning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, while simultaneously watching your investment in Samsung go into the tank. (Too soon?)