At last week’s WWDC Apple announced split screen for iOS 9 with iPhone 6+ and the newest iPads when it comes out this Fall. But you can do split screen on your iPhone 6+ now with certain Apple Apps.
Let’s get yours doing it now. From your home screen tap SETTINGS; tap DISPLAY & BRIGHTNESS; tap VIEW; at the top tap STANDARD. If you have ZOOMED set it will let you know the iPhone has to restart to make the change take effect. It is the fastest restart of any Apple iDevice I have ever seen, so go on and tap USE STANDARD.
Tap <SETTINGS at the top of the page.
Tap your home button to close SETTINGS.
Open STOCKS. You’ll see your stocks listed (or the ones Apple lists) and one will be highlighted and additional information displayed at bottom of screen. Turn your iPhone 6+ into landscape mode. Close STOCKS.
REMEMBER: landscape mode features won’t work if you have Display Zoom enabled or if your display is locked in portrait orientation.
Now click and open NOTES. Turn your iPhone into landscape mode. Your list of notes is on the left side and the highlighted note is on the right opened.
The Apple Apps that this works with are: Calendar, Clock, Contacts, Mail, Messages, Reminders, Stocks & Voice Memos,
To get a larger composition area in NOTES & MAIL you can tap the two arrows at the top center of the display.
If you are using STANDARD DISPLAY to do this then when you turn your iPhone through LANDSCAPE it will change the screen orientation, INCLUDING YOUR HOME SCREEN. That was a bit disconcerting the first few times I took my iPone 6+ out of my carry case on my belt and opened it and found it in landscape view.
I am over it now and find that split screen useful in mail and notes especially.
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