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I’m running iOS 11 on an old iPad mini. When I open slide over, it works fine. But when I try dragging down or up on the tab, split screen doesn’t work.

Am I doing it wrong? Or is it just not compatible with iPad minis? I think it would be a useful feature and I’m bummed that it’s not working.

Slide over: enter image description here

When I drag down: enter image description here

When I drag up: enter image description here

EDIT: it is model A1474 on iOS 11.1.

  • When you drag down, move it to the right slightly. Should work fine. – bjbk Dec 5 '17 at 19:44
  • @bjbk Nope. It doesn’t. – Kognise Dec 5 '17 at 19:47
  • Interesting. Please update your question with the model of your Mini and the exact version of iOS 11 (ie 11.2) cheers – bjbk Dec 5 '17 at 19:56
  • @bjbk I️ did it. – Kognise Dec 5 '17 at 20:02
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A1474 is a first-generation iPad Air, not an iPad mini.

The first generation iPads do not support Split View.

You can use Split View with iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4.

Use two apps at the same time with Split View - Use Multitasking on your iPad

Slide Over is supported on the first generation iPad Air, but not first generation iPad mini, once again reinforcing that you have an iPad Air and not an iPad mini.

You can use Slide Over with iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air and later, or iPad mini 2 and later.

Open a second app with Slide Over - Use Multitasking on your iPad

  • Ok. Thanks. I’m curious, why did Apple choose not to support it? – Kognise Dec 5 '17 at 20:12

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