Instructions on how to use new features of iOS 11

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Screenshot of App Switcher in iOS 11: Dock at the bottom of the screen, new Control Center on right, and four opens apps

You have heard the buzz about iOS 11 with the "new dock", "new Control Center", "multitasking", and "split View", but what are these things? Below is a quick video that explains these new features.

For step-by-step instructions complete with annotated images, go to iGeeksblog post, Multitasking in iOS 11 on iPad: Use Drag & Drop, Dock, App Switcher and Split View.  This post includes the following instructions:

  • How to Use Split View and Slide Over in iOS 11 on the iPad
  • How to Swap Apps in Split View
  • How to Remove Slide Over Panel
  • How to Remove Slide Over App
  • Multitasking Using Gesture in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Customize Dock in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Use App Switcher in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Force Quit Apps in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Use Drag and Drop in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Drag and Drop Multiple Files in iOS 11 on iPad
  • How to Use Drag and Drop in iOS 11 on iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • How to Turn off Multitasking Features in iOS 11 on iPad

Hint: Be sure to use the Reader Feature on websites that have embedded ads - the Reader will eliminate ads.

The first version of the soon-to-be-released iOS 11 has a bug with VoiceOver announcing the status of the Drag and Drop.  iAccessibility shares a way around this multitasking bug.

Teachers: The split screen has a lot of potential for students!  Imagine interacting with a split screen to take notes while reading a book or while researching on the Internet!  

 

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