Split Screen on iPhone

How to Get Rid of Split Screen on iPhone & iPad

iPhone has come a long way in the last decade, but one feature is missing from the core user experience is native split screen support. Sure, the displays on iPhones are not as large as that of iPad’s screen which does offer Split View mode out of the box. But the iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7 Plus are definitely big enough to use two apps at the same time. That is why this article will cover how to get rid of split screen on iPhone and iPad.

And Apple made it a point to provide a split screen feature to the users. So now the users can use this feature while they are busy sending Messages, Mail or using Calendar apps.

Split screen on iPhone and split screen on iPad are totally different features. You can get rid of iPad split screen by turning off the feature in the settings app. But that is not working for iPhone’s with a split screen. Plus models of iPhone, such as the iPhone 8 Plus, have 5.5-inches of display, providing a lot more viewing space.

However, there is some confusion as to the difference between iPhone split screen and iPad split screen. We will sort out the differences and show you how to get rid of split screen on iPhone and iPad as shown bellow.

How to Turn Off Split Screen on iPhone

Split Screen on iPhone :

Split screen on the iPad allows you to have multiple apps open, while split screen on the iPhone simply allows you to utilize the extra screen space to display more information. For instance, the Mail app on Mac shows two columns, one with the list of emails and the second showing the email that’s open.

When you turn an iPhone Plus model on its side, opening landscape mode, you see the Mail app on iPhone the same way you would on Mac. Some people like the use of this extra screen space, but you can also choose to turn off split screen on iPhone.

Split view in Mail on iPhone:

This allows you to read emails while looking at your Inbox. If you love Mail on your iPad or Mac, then you will appreciate split screen on iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus. Meanwhile, you can turn off the split screen view in Mail as follow

====> Tap the full screen icon in the upper right of the email

====> Then the split screen view will disappear.

====> You may return to split view by tapping the name of the inbox in the upper left corner.

Split view in Calendar on iPhone:

Split screen in the Calendar app on iPhone shows you your daily, weekly, or monthly schedule and event details simultaneously. Unlike that of mail, there is no way to turn off split screen within the Calendar app on iPhone.

Split Screen on iPhone

How to Turn Off Split Screen on iPhone

The steps bellow will show you how you can easily turn off split screen on iPhone

Step 1 ====> Open the Settings app on your device.

Step 2 ====> Then tap the Display & Brightness.

Split Screen on iPhone

Step 3 ====> Select View.

Step 4 ====> Now tap Zoomed at the top.

Step 5 ====> Then select Set.

Split Screen on iPhone

Step 6 ====> Finally confirm Use Zoomed. The message will inform you that changing the display will restart your iPhone.

How to Turn Off Split Screen on iPad

Step 1 ====> Open the Settings app on your iPad.

Step 2 ====> Then tap General.

Step 3 ====> Now you need to select Multitasking.

Split Screen on iPhone

Step 4 ====> Finally toggle off Allow Multiple Apps.

Split Screen on iPhone

With this setting turned off, you will not be able to use slide over or split screen on your iPad.

How to Get Rid of Split Screen in Safari on iPad

Using split screen in Safari on iPad was a new multitasking feature for iOS 10 that continues in iOS 11. This allows you to open two separate Safari web pages simultaneously on your iPad. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1 ====> To start, open Safari on the iPad.

Step 2 ====> Then you could open a second Safari tab in split screen in any of the four ways bellow:

1. Tap Command + N on an external hardware keyboard to invoke Split View.

2. Tap and hold the icon that opens your tabs view in Safari. It looks like two overlapping squares. When you tap and hold, the options will pop-up. Select Open Split View.

3. Tap and hold a link; select Open in Split View.

4. Drag a tab from its space to either the left or right side of the screen to open it in split screen.

Now the details on how to get rid of split screen on iPad

Step 1 ====> Tap and hold the tabs icon, which looks like two overlapping squares.

Step 2 ====> Then select Merge All Tabs.

This will merge all your Safari tabs back into a single window, which gets rid of split screen.


 ====> Drag the tab(s) from one of the screens to the other. Once the last tab has been dragged to the opposite side, Safari will return to full screen, which will turn off split screen

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Adeola (Jasper) is someone who loves everything about technology. He devoted to everything that is tech-related and tries his best to produce useful and quality articles about mobiles, computers and other related products.

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