How to Split-screen on iPhone and make the most of it

can iphone split screen? How to make the most of it

Can you split screen on iPhone? Yes, and this guide is all about it! And how you can use it in the best ways. While this feature isn’t officially available on the iPhone yet, some apps out there can mimic this feature, enabling you to multitask more efficiently on your mobile device.

In this article, we’ll be using the app called “Split Window”, as I find it the best, compared to others in the market.

This app also allows you to open multiple tabs for free, which is a paid feature in many other apps. You can open any website or web app on either side, like Instagram or Youtube, and start multitasking. Also, it has a handy bookmark feature so you can access your starred sites from the app’s home screen.

So let’s start.

Go to Appstore, then search and download “Split Window” and open it up.

Here’s what it looks like:

top Split screen app on iPhone - Can you split screen on iPhone
Split Window app

5 Ways to Make the Most of it

Here are some ways to use it and increase your productivity.

Note: Check out some other ways to be productive on iPhone.

Use split-screen to browse the web and take notes at the same time

You can open any website on one side while you take notes on the other. This is great for researching something while you’re writing about it. Plus, you can refer back to your notes without switching the app.

There are several online note-taking sites you can use. One that I suggest is It’s easy, powerful, and hosts other online tools you can see by pressing Home on the site.

Use it to keep an eye on your email while you work on something else

Having your email open in one window while working on something else in another can be helpful. That way, you can quickly check for new messages without stopping what you’re doing. Plus, if you need to reference something in an email while you’re working, you can do so without switching back and forth between apps.

Use it to compare prices on different websites

You can use split-screen mode to compare prices on different websites while shopping online. This is a great way to ensure you get the best deal possible. Just open one website on each half of your screen to do this. Then, use the search function to find what you’re looking for on each site.

Use it to take notes while you watch a video

Have you ever wanted to take notes while watching a video but found it difficult to do so on your iPhone? Well, with the split-screen feature, you can! Open any online text editor, or use the one I mentioned earlier, and begin typing away while your video plays on the other half of the screen. This is a great way to ensure you don’t miss any critical information.

Use it to keep track of your to-do list while you work on other things

If you’re anything like me, your to-do list is constantly growing. And, if you’re also like me, you often find yourself working on one thing while thinking about another. This is where split-screen comes in handy. With a split-screen, you can keep track of your to-do list while you work on other things.


Apple is a massive supporter of multi-tasking, and that’s how they design their software. So it’s a bit of a drag that they haven’t yet introduced a fully functional split-screen feature on their best-selling device. But on the brighter side, we know Apple doesn’t launch something until it’s perfect. So let’s wait until Apple introduces their split-screen version, and let’s make the most of what’s available.

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