How to fix Split View and Slide Over not working issue on your iPad (iOS 11)

Multitasking ranks among the best features of Apple iPad, mainly thanks to its larger display. Apple has been working on improving its multitasking feature for years. In iOS 11, the Cupertino company introduces a new Files app that allows users to drag content like images, photos or links from one app and drop it in another.

However, things sometimes go wrong, and Split View and Slide Over stop working, preventing users from moving files between apps on their iPad. If you have been hit by the above-mentioned issue, don’t worry because we are here to help.

In this article, we will go through the troubleshooting steps to fix Split View and Slide Over not working issue on your iPad. Before we begin, make sure you are now running iOS 11. If not, head to Settings > General > Software Update.

How to fix Split View and Slide Over not working issue on your iPad (iOS 11)

  1. Turn off Allow Multiple Apps and turn it back on

Before trying to do anything, try turning All Multiple Apps off and then turn it back on. The process is pretty simple and we will cover how in the section below.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on General to proceed

Step two: From the right-side menu, tap on Multitasking & Dock and turn off the switch for Allow Multiple Apps

Step three: Before turning it back on, reboot your iPad. To do this, just simply hold both Home button and On/Off buttons at the same time until you see the Apple logo

Step four: Once your iPad finishes booting up, open the Settings app on your device, hit General, select Multitasking & Dock and turn on the feature.

Once you are done, trigger Split View and Slide Over on your iPad to see if the problem is fixed. If not, make sure you read on.

  1. Reset your device to factory settings

If the above-mentioned solution fails to work for you, the best shot now is to reset your iPad to its factory settings. Note that following this method, your device will get back to its default settings only, meaning that your personal files remain intact.

Step one: First off, open the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on General to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, hit Reset, tap on Reset All Settings and select Reset from the pop-up menu to confirm your action.

  1. Make sure you are now running the latest software update on your iPad

iOS 11 is officially here after months of beta testing. You can easily grab the update now to fix the issues found in the previous versions. If you need help, check out the steps below.

Step one: Launch the Settings on your iPad and then tap on General

Step two: When you are in, tap on Software Update and download the update.

If the problem still persists, make sure you bring your device to a local App Store and ask for help.

Also read: How to fix corrupted files in Windows 10

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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