Split screen multitasking and Slide Over were introduced in iOS 9, which served as Apple’s wake-up call to take advantage of the additional screen space on the iPad. In contrast to Slide Over, which lets you interact with a different programme without leaving the one you’re currently using, split screen multitasking enables you to launch two apps concurrently. Only a select few iPad models are compatible with both of these functions, and iPhone users were not even invited to the party. So I’ll demonstrate how to enable Split Screen multitasking on your iPhone if you’ve been wanting the feature:
Note: If you don’t already have a jailbroken iPhone, visit our instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 10.2 before continuing.
Install Gorgone from Cydia
- Open Cydia on your iPhone and search for Gorgone in the Search tab. Because this tweak is hosted on BigBoss repo and it is added by default in Cydia, you do not need to add any other custom Source.
- Tap Install > Confirm .
- Tap on Restart SpringBoard to complete the installation process.
In a few seconds, your device will restart, and Gorgone should now be successfully installed.
After that, spend a moment setting up Gorgone. Go to Settings > Gogorone and enable Rotation. Rotations are now possible on the home screen and in the majority of apps.
The second option, Enable Lock Screen Rotation, is currently incompatible with iOS 10 and is only available for iOS 9.
How to Use Split Screen Multitasking on iPhone
Swipe left from the screen’s middle to right edge inside any app. This will display every app that is currently installed on your iPhone.
Any one of them can be tapped to move it and earn concentration. This functions just like the Slide Over functionality on an iPad. Without leaving the current app, you can interact with a different app. When you’re finished, simply swipe back to return to the previous app.
When, for example, you’re inside an app and need to quickly search the web, this is quite helpful. Without leaving the current app, you may conduct a web search using Safari (or any other iPhone web browser), and you can swiftly get back to the app with a single swipe.
Rotate your iPhone into landscape orientation to activate Split screen mode. To access Slide Over mode from any app, swipe left from the screen’s middle-right border. Choose the desired app from the list to launch it. The apps will now be side-by-side when you tap the small drag bar, allowing you to use them both at once.
The list of installed apps can be retrieved by swiping downward from the top-white drag bar.
Simply move the app away using the drag bar in the centre of both apps to exit split screen mode.
While using Gorgone on my iPhone 6 that has been jailbroken, I did not run into any bugs. I find it annoying solely because it allows rotation among all installed apps. While some people may benefit from this, it makes some apps seem horrendous. In upcoming updates, hopefully we’ll have the option to turn off rotation for select particular apps. Gorgone is essentially impenetrable save from this tiny problem.
Simply touch Disable to temporarily disable Gorgone, or consider deleting it from Cydia if you no longer need it.
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Split Screen Multitasking On iPhone Using Gorgone
Gorgone allows iPhone users to easily take advantage of one of the best features of the iPad on their device. If you frequently switch back and forth between several apps, this can save you a tonne of time. How do you, my fellow users, maximise the productivity-boosting power of split-screen multitasking? Please provide your feedback in the box below.