Dock can be used to instantly switch between apps on the iPad. It is a convenient place to keep regularly used or recently downloaded apps. Finally, you prevent yourself from trying to dig through multiple screens to find a single app. It helps to multitask faster as the user can open two or more apps with sliding over or split view mode. Let’s now begin to understand how the Dock can be used on your iPad running iPadOS 14 or 13.
How to access Dock on iPad
You can find the dock at the bottom of the home screen. On the right side is displayed all the recently opened apps, and the left side can be customized with your favorite apps.
Suppose you are in another app and want to access the dock from the open app itself. Swipe up a little from the bottom of the app screen and you will see it there.
Reorganize apps in Dock on iPad
Touch and hold an app to enter jiggle mode. Once there, hold and drag the icon to move the app to the desired location.
The same rule applies to the apps on the home screen. Drag them to the Dock and drop to the desired location.
How to add and delete apps from Dock on iPad
To add an app, you can tap and hold it and drag it to the left of the dock.
To delete the same, follow the steps below:
- Touch and hold the app to be deleted and you will see a cross icon on it.
- Touch it.
- You must confirm if you want to delete the app.
- Shortly after confirmation, the app will be deleted.
Disable the suggested and recent apps in Dock for iPad
- Open the settings app.
- Now, go to Home screen and docking station.
- You will find the opportunity for View suggested and recent apps in the Dock.
The switch can be rotated Then or Theff according to your desire. In case you want the apps to appear, the switch can be turned on, and if you want the opposite, the same can be turned off.
Multitask with Slide Over and Split View Mode
In case you want to use two or more apps on iPad without changing the screen you are currently accessing. This can be done with a slide over and split view mode. This method only applies if you have an app available on the dock, so first you need to add one of the two apps.
- Open one of the apps.
- And now you swipe your fingers a little from the bottom of the screen to see the dock.
- Press and hold the app to be opened with split view mode for 2 seconds.
It becomes a small vertical window, after which you will be able to see both the apps with one app in the larger window and the other in the smaller window.
Note: Shared View mode only works for some iPad models, including iPad Pro, 5th generation iPad or later, Air 2 or later, and iPad Mini 4 or longer.
Use apps while watching a video in PIP mode
Using some important apps while watching a movie seems interesting. Is not it?
Below are the steps to access it on the iPad:
I assumed your movie or video was currently open, and now you need to open another app in picture-in-picture mode.
- Swipe up from the bottom to find the dock on the iPad.
- Now that the app you want to open in PIP mode has already been added. You can tap and hold the app and drag it to the right corner of the screen.
- You can now access both screens in picture-in-picture mode.
Note: From the Settings, you can even activate a PIP mode that continues to play your video even if you press the Home button. So if you watch a video and you press the start button, it will immediately become a floating PIP that allows you to move the video anywhere by sliding it. it gets smaller or larger if you squeeze in or out the same thing.
To activate the settings: Launch the Settings app → Tap Home screen and Dock → Multitasking → Turn on the picture-in-picture switch.
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To make the dock look more appealing, you can activate Dark Mode on iPad. Here is our blog post to get you through it.
Now, to activate mode, you can swipe down from the top and press Dark icon, and your mode is activated.
Which mode do you prefer on the iPad? Mention it in the comments section below !! Until then, stay up to date with all the new features to come!