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How to Disable Split Screen in Safari

Wondering how to turn off split screen view in Safari on iPad? You have come to the right place! The split screen feature in the iPad operating system lets the user perform multiple tasks between different applications at the same time. In Safari, the split screen feature is an amazing option that lets you browse two different web pages simultaneously but with smaller screen space. You can easily enable this multi-window feature on your iOS device. Continue reading to disable split screen in Safari.

How to Disable Split Screen in Safari

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For those who do not know how to open split screen in Safari on iPad or Macbook, we have listed the steps below:

Option 1: Through Windows Button

Long press the Window button and select New Window in Split View .

Option 2: Use Mutitasking Button

You can use multitasking button (…)   found at the top of the screen. Then, choose:

  • Tile Window to Left of Screen or,
  • Tile Window to Right of Screen

Tile window to left or right of screen

Option 3: You can also drag and drop link  to the right or left edge of the screen.

Guess what? If you accidentally turned on the split screen in the middle of an interesting full-screen video, this would turn really frustrating. For those who want to turn off split screen view in Safari on iPad, we bring an amazing guide that will help you learn the same. The steps are very simple and easy to implement. Follow them in the same order to attain the best results. Keep reading!

Note: macOS/iOS versions may not have the same Settings options, and they might vary. Hence, ensure the correct settings before changing any. The said steps were performed on iPadOS 15.1 & macOS big sur.

Method 1: Through Recent Menu

This is a simple but effective method to turn off split screen view in Safari on iPad devices. Even though it is not a straightforward method to disable split screen feature if you want to know how to get rid of split screen on iPad without any hassle.

1A. Swipe up from the bottom to open the Recent apps screen on your iPad/Macbook.

1B. Open Apple menu >  Recent items as shown, on your macOS device.

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2. Then, swipe up on the tab which you want to terminate in Safari.

3A. Select the Close This Tab option

Close this tab safari mac ios

Then, launch Safari and check if it opens in a full-screen single window.

Note: You can also close all tabs by tapping Close All [n] Tabs .

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Method 2: Through Multitasking Buttons

This is another simple way to turn off split screen view in Safari on iPad with the help of multitasking buttons. Follow the below-listed instructions to disable split screen.

1. Place your iPad in portrait or landscape mode and tap on the Multitasking button 

2. Now, tap on the Enter Full Screen option shown highlighted below.

Enter full screen on Mac Google CHrome

3. Now, the other tab will be closed and you can enjoy Safari in normal view now.

Method 3: Drag Split View Divider on iPad

When you are using your iPad in split screen view, using Split View Divider , you can see the two screens separated by a bar. This bar can be used to resize the screen size according to your convenience.

  • If you want your right tab in full screen, drag the Split View Divider straight to the left.
  • If you want your left tab on full screen, drag it to the right.

Here are the steps to disable split screen in Safari using drag split view divider on iPad.

1. Tap the Split View Divider in the center of the screen that divides the screen.

Close this tab safari mac ios

2. Drag the Split View Divider according to your preference until the other app closes completely.

Also Read: 5 Ways to Fix Safari Won’t Open on Mac

Method 4: Merge All Windows on iPad

This is another simple way that helps you learn how to get rid of split screen on iPad my merging all the windows that are currently open. If you do so, all the windows will be merged into a single window and so you can switch to the application whichever you want manually. Here is how you do it.

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1B. Or, select the Window option from the menu bar.

2. In the new menu that appears, tap Merge All Windows .

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This will close the split screen and all the tabs will be merged together.

Method 5: Contact Apple Support

If you are still not able to turn off split screen view in Safari on iPad, you can contact Apple Support Team through their  official website  or visit  Apple Care for further assistance.  The support team is extremely helpful and responsive. Thus, you should know how to get rid of split screen on iPad, in no time.

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Pro Tip: How to Prevent Accidentally Opening Split Screen

If you wonder how to get rid of split screen on iPad while browsing Safari, the most simple way is to avoid turning on the feature accidentally. Always make a note of three-dotted button at the middle-top of the screen. If you accidentally tap or drag this button, your window size and view will be changed. So, be cautious while handling the split screen button.

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How to turn off Safari Split Screen on iPad and exit out of Safari Split View in iOS

Safari for iPad offers a nice Split Screen View feature that allows you to view and read two websites side-by-side in the Safari browser, visible when the iPad is oriented in horizontal landscape mode. While entering into Safari Split Screen view on iPad is pretty easy, many users find that exiting and closing Split Screen View in Safari on iPad is less than obvious. This leads some iPad users to be thoroughly confused by Safari split screen mode on their tablet and think it’s either stuck enabled or can’t be escaped from, but rest assured you can close Safari Split View and leave the split web browsing mode fairly easily.

This tutorial will show you how to exit out of Safari split screen view on the iPad, which effectively turns it off. We’ll also show you how to close out of tabs that are in Safari Split View, and also discuss how to stop the iPad screen from splitting into two screens in Safari when it the device is rotated from portrait to landscape orientation.

How to Exit Safari Split View on iPad by Merging Safari Split Screen

Assuming you’re currently in Safari Split Screen View mode with two Safari panels open side by side on the iPad, here is how you can merge the two Safari split screens into a single Safari screen again. This effectively leaves Safari Split View and turns it back into a single browsing panel:

  • From Safari Split Screen view on iPad, tap near the top of Safari or pull down to reveal the URL bar and Safari navigation buttons *
  • Tap and hold on the Safari Tabs button, it looks like two overlapping squares and will be in the corner of the Safari window (in Safari Split View you will see two of these, you can tap and hold on either)

How to close Safari Split Screen on iPad

  • From the pop-up menu, choose “Merge All Tabs” to merge the Split Screen View windows in Safari into a single screen

How to close Safari Split Screen on iPad

Once you merge the tabs, the Safari Split Screen window will be closed and you’ll be back to a regular single Safari browsing view on iPad.

Successfully exited out of Safari Split Screen View on iPad

You can also choose “Close All Tabs” if you don’t want to keep the tabs open in Safari split screen, which will also exit out of Safari Split View on iPad by closing the tabs in the split panel you chose.

This is the simplest way to exit Safari Split Screen mode, which is also about as close as iOS gets to turning off Safari Split Screen and disabling the feature (until it’s used again anyway).

Nonetheless there are other way stop escape out of Safari Split Screen by closing the tabbed windows in a Safari split screen panel.

* Note all approaches to exiting Safari Split Screen mode on iPad rely on showing the Safari back and forward navigation buttons first, as they must be visible on screen to access the other options.

How to Close Safari Split Screen View on iPad by Closing Tabs

If you want to close the tabs that open in Safari Split View as well, you can also exit and leave Safari Split View by specifically closing all the tabs that are open in the Split View panel of Safari.

  • From Safari Split View on iPad, tap the URL / address bar at the top of the screen to reveal Safari navigation buttons and the tab bar
  • Tap on the tiny faint grey “(X)” button in Safari to close that Safari tab

How to exit Safari Split Screen on iPad by closing tabs

  • If multiple tabs are open in the Safari split screen view, repeat and tap on the other tiny light grey “(X)” buttons until all tabs are closed on the split panel you want to close

The close tab button in Safari Split View can be difficult to find, not only because it’s quite small and being a light faint grey color, but also because it’s not visible unless the broader Safari navigation options are visible as well.

How to Stop Safari Screen Splitting in Two on iPad When Rotated

The only way to stop Safari from splitting into two screens when the iPad is rotated is to exit and leave Safari Split View mode on the iPad.

To accomplish that, you can use either set of instructions detailed here on this page, either by merging the tabs and closing Safari Split Screen View on iPad, or by manually closing the Safari Tabs that are open in one of the split view panels.

After you have closed and exited out of Safari Split Screen, if you rotate the iPad from vertical portrait to horizontal landscape orientation when in Safari, Safari will no longer split the screen on iPad.

How to Turn Off Split Screen Safari on iPad?

You might be asking yourself how to turn off and disable the Safari split screen feature in iOS for iPad. There is currently no way to disable Safari Split View feature on iPad.

Because you can not turn off Safari Split Screen on iPad, you’ll instead find that the only way to disable Safari Split View on iPad is to close out of it as outlined on this page, and then not use or enter into the Safari Split Screen feature again.

The inability to disable Safari Split Screen View mode differs from the broader ability to disable multitasking on iPad in general, but note that if you disable iPad Multitasking you will find that turning that feature off has no impact on Safari Split View mode, and the Safari Split Screen feature persists. So again, if you don’t like Safari Split Screen mode, exit out of it and don’t use it again.

Undoubtedly some of the confusion about exiting and leaving Safari Split Screen View could be alleviated by at least making the exit process similar to when using Split Screen View multi-tasking on iPad in general where you can simply grab the vertical separating line and drag it to the edge of the screen to close out. But for now, that’s not the case, perhaps down the road iOS Safari will have a more obvious approach to using split screen web browsing, but until then (if ever) just use the tips outlined above to close out of split browsing mode on Safari for iPad, or to avoid it in the first place. And maybe down the road Safari Settings will have an option to disable and turn off Safari Split Screen on iPad as well, time will tell!

Did the steps above help you to close and exit out of Safari Split View on the iPad? Do you have any helpful tips or tricks for exiting Safari Split Screen on iPad? Do you know of any secret trick to disable and turn off Safari Split Screen View on iPad? Share with us in the comments below!

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This is an example of why I can’t stand Apple products. The user design is absolutely terrible. As others have said, it should not take an article like this to explain, and even after reading it, I still can’t get my 85 year old father’s split screen exited because the controls this article shows in their screen shots do not appear on his ipad. Good riddance Apple I’m sticking with Ubuntu.

Apple has sucked worse every year since Jobs died. Why TF does Safari open every time I touch an image too long? I hold an image in Amazon so it will zoom in but this POS ipad thinks I want to open a new safari window that will delete all my other open safari tabs. Who wants this shitty feature? I can’t imagine when I would ever want that to happen. If I want to open something in Safari, I could cut and paste it.

All I do is double click on the home button. This will take you to a screen that shows everything open on your iPad. Slide finger up on the offensive split screen and it disappears. Then click on the web page you were last on and it comes up without the split screen.

If safari was so obvious to use it wouldn’t take a 5 page article to explain how to remove the split screen. Safari is garbage. Not designed for people who want a simple tool without obtuse, inexplicable features. I got rid of the split screen by f’ing around and swiping up. I can’t explain it. Somehow I got the second screen to float somehow, sort of like when all open apps are displayed when the home button is double-tapped. Then I swiped it up like an app I want to close and IT’S GONE. I was so pissed I thought I’d have a stroke

Didnt work. Step 1 to step 2 doesn’t bring up the symbols you are showing on my ipad. I hate ipads. I can’t even get step one to work: “From Safari Split Screen view on iPad, tap near the top of Safari or pull down to reveal the URL bar and Safari navigation buttons” does nothing even close to this on our ipad.

I have never entered into this view intentionally and am not actually sure how to enter it intentionally. But every time I managed to get out of it, the very next time I started up safari, all my previously opened tabs are gone. This is an extremely irritating feature especially when I was working with numerous open tabs and then suddenly, unexpectedly …

However, I never realized that holding that icon opened up a context menu.

The solution is stop using Safari. The bonus is you don’t have a “share” button filled with garbage you don’t use, get rid of previews and get a far more streamlined and intuitive interface.

Apple Marketing is beyond hope. Not using the installed apps gets rid of a lot of the insanity.

This is really pissing me off. Third time it’s happened and I can’t remember how to get it off. What would you do this?!

P, here is an article telling you exactly how to escape out of Safari Split Screen mode on iPad and how to turn it off:

https://osxdaily.com/2018/08/18/how-exit-safari-split-screen-ipad/

My wife was scrolling through Safari pages and this split view randomly happened. Took ages to find what was causing this.

Totally unbelievable that this option cannot be set off.

Time to dump Safari and use a different browser.

If only if it were that simple. You don’t even have to be I Safari. I don’t use it and still get a floating window that is hard to get rid of popping up randomly

I know right? Stupidest most annoying feature ever

Brave works great. I HATE when the “geniuses” at apple mess with stuff like this and say “oh, you only need to do this, then this, and this, this too, and one more thing to get out of the ignorantly installed, unwanted feature you can’t modify, turn off or otherwise control.”

I keep opening these damned little 1/4 windows with stray touches on the screen on ads, or hyperlinks – my DOG even opened one by sniffing the screen.

I’ve been using Safari for over 15 years, I’m done.

Using Brave on my desktop for several years, I’m done with Safari.

This last, newest, greatest feature” was the LAST iteration I’m going to deal with.

Linux isn’t far beyond this…

Thank you! So much more effective than saying rude words about the device.

iOS is getting more and more confusing when these cumbersome functions like split screens and even more new stuff like floating popup windows that are not even covered by this article keep being implemented.

Maybe it is about time Apple introduces a Setting, like the first one in General, Steve Jobs mode on/off.

This way the legacy of Jobs will remain respected: an interface that do not need a user manual for most of us!

The small percentage of geeks can turn this setting off and have fun with all those wonky new stuff that they so much enjoyed creating and prevent to bother the majority of the users that just want a clutter-free interface that they can rely on.

OMGFG. I found my tribe. Thannk you for flagging this. who the **** asked for this split screen thing. It’s not even intuitive to close out of it – I’ve been searching for the last 30 mins lookoing for a soln

Thanks! I had a lot of trouble finding how to do this, and this worked! However, there was a lot of fluff to get to the actual instructions (I already knew I had a split screen and didn’t need an explanation of why I wanted to turn it off.). But a very helpful article.

Many thanks to Apple for adding “features” that no one asked for, and then making us jump through no end of convoluted hoops to turn this stuff off.

Thank you!!!!! Been going nuts here! And no other site has been helpful, glad to be back in single screen again. This happens periodically, and how i get in and out of split screen has historically been a mystery. And Evan Huang is correct. Miss Steve Jobs and his oversight.

Yes! Teddy M said it well. Thanks to osxdaily for a clear, effective explanation and fix. Walt Raleigh

I need help activating the feature to get 4 screens on my iPhone….or is this scheduled for the next iOS update.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank You! On various solutions to my problem, no one was as informative and thorough as you were with your perfect solution. Their solutions failed (by not providing a thorough explanation) and yours worked simply and beautifully. Osxdaily.com is the best! Thanks Again, Teddy M

I use split screen 5-6 days a week to update spreadsheet data on my Pro 10.5”. I have no issues using it. My biggest gripe is that it seems only Apple apps work in split screen mode, where 3rd party apps all want the full screen. Why doesn’t Apple make this a requirement? It would greatly enhance the user experience. Just one of a bunch of things I’d like to b*tch about with Cupertino.

The article is useful, but leaves out one basic detail. This is not a feature for all devices. I found the Apple guide and it clarified which devices the split screen feature works on. I have an older iPad Air and the feature does not work.

There is an easy way to handle split screens: just move the tabs around. This way, you can change the order of the tabs in one window or you can move them to a second window or back into the first:

If you have several tabs open in Safari on iPad and want one of them appear in a split window, just hold the tab and drag it to the right or left side of your screen until it appears in its own window.

And if you want the tab to reappear in the first window, hold the tab again and drag it back. If it is the only tab in the second window, this window will close automatically.

I don’t even have the option to split the screen and my software is up to date!

Rotate iPad into sideways mode.

Then hold a link in Safari, then choose “Open in Split View”.

That’s how you open in Split Screen Safari on iPad. Hidden, like many other iOS features.

There’s another easy way to use split view: simply move the tabs! If you have several tabs open, you can change their order by just holding a tab and moving it to its new position. If you move it tho the far right or far left, it goes into a new split window. To close the split window, just drag the tab (or all tabs) back into the other window.

I never use unless it’s by mistake. I close it promptly.

I don’t see any use for it.

What would be useful would split screens for the apps.

Either Safari and an app, or two apps or a single app appearing twice. I could see real value there.

But the third party people have no interest in doing it. Just a costly venture.

Last time I used split screen it took me 5 minutes to look up how to enable it and 15 on how to turn it off. That was around Christmas time last year. It’s now August.

Agree with above, it shouldn’t require a multi step tutorial to use.

Absolutely right on! Who was the stupid idiot who came up with this split manure on mobile devices. Probably the same un- genius that created the character counter when sending character limited message that required a microscope or the vision of Superman. I don’t want or need a split screen anything on my iPhone or iPad. If I wanted to view more than one screen I would go to my desktop MacPro and its 27” screen. I don’t want any such crap on my iOS DEVICES!!! I pity the poor soul who inadvertently triggers this on an iPhone or small/mini iPad. Take that un-genious out of the building, stand them against a wall and have them shot!

So very well said! I fully agree, totally 100%! My suggestion is to overload Apple with a feature request: Settings > Safari > Split screens on/off (off by default)

Couldn’t agree more! Rant on. Maybe Apple is listening, though I doubt it.

Well that sure makes sense… to leave Safari split browser, you have to rotate the iPad to the sideways mode, then do a magic tap swipe type gesture on just the right part of the screen so that you can see some buttons that don’t look like buttons, then long tap and hold on some thing that doesn’t even look like a button, to reveal a hidden menu that nobody would know was there if they didn’t know to leave their finger stuck on a couple of squares for a few seconds. Good grief! It just works!

I appreciate learning how to do this, but this should not need a tutorial. It’s a web browser. Web browsing should be easy. iOS is supposed to be easy. None of this is easy, because guesswork is not easy.

Think about how much easier it is to close a web browser window, or put two side to side on Mac. Think about how easy that is on Windows. Then think about that experience on iPad.

And don’t even get me started on iPad multitasking, the most confusing experience ever imagined on any computer platform. There is nothing intuitive about iOS anymore, it’s all a guessing game. Things don’t look like buttons. Some text is a button some text isn’t. Things are hidden behind Magic Gestures and pulls and swipes and hard pushes and long presses. The entire iOS experience is confusing, nothing like what iOS was under Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall when it was obvious and intuitive.

Gosh Golly, that’s a rant!

The whole iOS interface is confusing. Try and explore general multitasking like slide over, split screen, video hover, the dock, the new paneled screen of tiled apps for app switching, it is all so confusing that me, someone who has been an advanced computer user for 30 years needs to look up how to do stuff. There is no discovery in iOS, there is no obvious indicator about what does what in iOS, or where, or how. Everything is a mystery behind a mystery.

I will go ahead and say that I think iOS is the most confusing GUI OS ever made, from a GUI standpoint. NOTHING is intuitive anymore.

Steve Jobs was the ultimate UX/UI champion, always pushing for simplicity and making things obvious. If it wasn’t obvious it was not good enough for Steve Jobs. If it needed an explanation it was too complicated. Compare that approach to nowadays… you have to read a multi-page long treatise just to learn how to close two web browser windows!!!!

Knowledge is power! It just takes time to gain the knowledge. 😝

And as soon as you gain it, they switch to another system

couldn’t agree more..someone at apple worked way to long on this ..apple ought to smarten up

Finally a coherent explanation and description. Had to look through way too many! And I agree, it should not be that complicated! Thank you!

Yep, I’ve had my iPad for a year and tonight for the first time, I did something accidentally that created the side-by side windows and couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get rid of it. (and I’ve been on a Mac for 25 years) I totally agree with the Steve Jobs comment above and having to read 3 or 4 different pages before finding one that was straightforward, to the point and not geek speak is nuts. Where’s the intuitive thinking that made Apple famous???

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How to Disable/ Turn off Split Screen in Safari

Split-screen is actually a useful feature of your electronic device. You can view two different websites at the same time which sometimes is very handy. A split-screen is a common feature of the iPhone or iPad. You can open a Safari browser in a split-screen and carry out two different activities at the same time. However, this makes screen space smaller for both the tab. What if you want to watch a video on a full screen and you just cannot get rid of other instances of the screen. This is a frequently asked question of how I can turn off or even disable split screen while using safari on an iPhone or iPad. Today’s article is all about the split-screen and a tutorial on disabling it whenever not needed. 

How to Disable Turn off Split Screen in Safari

  • How to Turn off Split Screen in Safari from Current Tabs?

Safari is a popularly used browser on iPad and it supports split-screen and you can run multiple websites using the same safari browser multiple times. Let us assume that you are viewing two separate websites using the split-screen feature on your iPad. After some time you feel like you do not need the split-screen anymore and you want to return to the normal single-screen mode. Find out what to do in this segment.

  • Go to the bottom-right corner of the screen which you want to keep intact and look for a double square-shaped icon overlapping each other (known as a tab icon ). 
  • Press and hold the icon so that a popup option box appears. Now, select the Merge All Tabs option. That’s it, only the current tab remains and the other tab has disappeared.

Alternatively, you can click on the tab icon of the screen that you want to turn off and then tap on the ‘Close This Tab’ option. As a result, this tab closes and the other tab remains intact.

ios safari split screen disable

The question may come into your mind about how the screen was primarily split out. Well, multitasking and split-screen window are turned on by default on the iPad. So, the feature is always active; you are the one who chooses multiple tabs to be opened at the same time accidentally or willingly.

You could open split-screen in different ways. If you tap and hold on to a web link, the popup box will give you the option to open in split view.

ios safari split screen disable

Another way is by clicking on the tab icon remaining on the top-right corner of the safari browser (home page or search page) and then choosing the ‘Open Split View’. It is just the reverse method of turning off the split-screen.

ios safari split screen disable

You can also drag a particular web screen or app and place it beside the current screen. You can provide the same space for both the screen or you can give an advantage to one over the other just by dragging one screen. Turning off one screen can be done similarly- just by dragging one completely over the other one towards left or right. Do not drag from the upper portion where the web address is written. This way you are also able to turn off the split screen on your iPad.

Remember, the disappeared screen can be made reappear by dragging the current screen to create space for the other screen. So, you understand how easily one can go to the split-screen mode and revert to the normal screen mode with a few clicks or a simple dragging operation.

ios safari split screen disable

  • How to Disable Split Screen in Safari From the Settings?

The above-mentioned technique does not permanently disable the split-screen feature. One can go in or out of the split-screen whenever required. If you feel that you do not require a split-screen anytime soon, then you may want to disable the feature from the settings of your iPad. Don’t worry, you won’t completely lose the feature; you will be able to turn it back on from this settings menu too.

Step 1: Go to the ‘ Settings ’ app of your iPad.

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘ Home Screen & Dock ’ option and click on it.

Step 3: On the right side of the screen, you will see the option, ‘ Multitasking ’, tap on it to enter its menu.

ios safari split screen disable

Now, toggle off (make the green button white) the ‘ Allow Multiple Apps ’ button.

Here we go; from now on, split-screen is disabled. And you can browse with the safari without having to share two separate screens on your iPad.

However, when you need to use split-screen again, navigate to this settings window and toggle on the multiple apps button.

ios safari split screen disable

The iPhone does not have an explicit split-screen feature. Rather, when you browse on safari and make the screen horizontal, only then an opportunity is  created to drag in another web screen or app  screen. The space created by the iPhone is in the horizontal position is used by the other screen to be incorporated here. You can simply go back to the usual vertical position and the split window is turned off automatically.

After reading this article, I am sure you will be able to learn not only to disable the split screen but also to enable it. Personally, I like this cool feature and I know you do also. Remember, it is better to use a split-screen keeping the device in the horizontal position as the screen gets wider and you can view website contents more easily on the safari browser .

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Yours was the clearest advice that I have seen but it didn’t help because I could not find any multitasking tab. I have the latest I-Pad OS, my default browser is Safari and Duck Duck Go is my search engine. . When I go to Home Screen and Dock I don’t see a the multitasking option that you portray and so cannot turn it off. Do you have any other suggestions for turning this off permanently.. I never want a split screen it often when I click on a link in mail I get it and sometimes a swipe will do this. Very frustrating.

Sorry to hear that. Are you using iPadOS 16? Then you can try to disable Stage Manager feature from getting rid of multitasking. Swipe down the notification bar, there you will find a hamburger and a rectangular box together. Or go to Setting > Home Screen & Multitasking. There you will get the option. Thank you!

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The iPadOS comes with a Split Screen feature to let users multitask between different apps. In the Safari browser, you can use the Split View to either browse two web pages simultaneously or use another app in parallel on your iPad. Since it can be enabled easily, it’s quite normal for you to open the multi-window accidentally, causing the Safari window size to change or show only on half screen. For those who want to get rid of it, here’s how to turn off the Split Screen View in the Safari browser on iPad .

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One can open Split View in Safari on an iPad in three different ways:

  • Long-press the Window button and select New Window in Split View .
  • OR use the multitasking button (…) at the top of the screen.
  • OR drag and drop the link to the left or right edge of the screen.

This makes it prone for people to toggle the multi-window mode while swiping in the browser accidentally. So, if you’re wondering why you have two different tabs on the same screen in Safari, it’s due to Split Screen.

There are several ways to close the Split Screen View, shown below. All the steps have been tried on iPad Air running the latest iPadOS 15.1 .

Method 1- Close Safari Split View Using Multitasking Buttons

The easiest way to close Split View in Safari browser is through the multitasking buttons, as follows:

  • Hold your iPad in landscape or portrait mode.

Close Safari Split View on iPad

Method 2- Drag the Split View Divider

In Split View mode, the two tabs in the Safari browser are divided by a bar. You can drag the bar to resize either of the windows and also to exit the Split Screen.

Turn Off Split Screen View in iPad Safari

To do so, drag the divider bar to either side of the screen . If you wish to retain the tab on the left, drag the bar to the right edge of the screen. Or, if you want to keep the tab on the right, drag the bar to the left edge on your iPad screen.

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The other tab will be closed automatically and you’ll return to the normal one-window view in the Safari browser.

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Method 3- Merge All Windows to Close Split Screen

The other way to turn off Split Screen View in Safari on your iPad is to merge all the windows. Once you do so, all the tabs will be merged to a single window and you can switch between them individually.

Exit Split Screen in Safari on iPad

Bonus- Close Safari Split Tab from Recent Apps Menu

Close Safari Multi Window Screen

You can also close the Split View by clearing one of the two tabs from the recently used apps menu. Swipe up from the bar at the bottom to open the recent apps screen on your iPad. Then, swipe up to remove the tab you want to close in Safari.

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You can now open Safari again without the two-tab window. This is not a direct method but an option for those who want to close the split view in Safari without much hassle.

Avoid Accidentally Opening the Split Screen on iPad

To avoid opening the Split Screen View while browsing the web in Safari or any other app on your iPad, keep a note of the three-dot button at the center-top of your screen. Accidentally tapping or dragging the button will cause changes in window size and view.

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How to Enable and Disable Split Screen on an iPad

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This wikiHow teaches you how to open two apps or two Safari tabs, side by side, on an iPad. This feature, known as "Split View," only works on iPad Air 2, Pro, Mini 4 (or newer) running iOS 10 (or newer). [1] X Research source

Opening Two Apps Side by Side

Step 1 Open your iPad's Settings.

  • If another app automatically opens into the right pane, swipe down from the top of the right pane to close the app and see the display of app options.

Step 10 Scroll through the list of apps.

  • Not all apps are compatible with "Multiple Apps." Only compatible apps will appear in the scrolling display.

Step 11 Tap the app you want to open.

  • To change the app in the right pane, swipe down from the top, then select a new app from the scrolling display.
  • To close the "Multiple Apps" display, tap and hold the gray slider between the two panes, and drag it in the direction of the app you'd like to close.

Viewing Two Tabs in Safari at the Same Time

Step 1 Turn your iPad to landscape orientation.

  • Alternatively, drag an open browser tab from the top of the Safari window to the right side of the screen. Doing so will launch "Split View" and open the tab in its own pane.
  • To close "Split View", tap and hold the tab manager button in the lower-right corner of either browser pane. Then tap Merge All Tabs to open the tabs in both panes in a single window, or tap Close Tabs to close the pane entirely and expand the remaining window to full screen.

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How to Get Rid of Split Screen on iPad

What to know.

  • You can't disable the Split Screen feature, but it's easy to close it. 
  • To exit Split Screen, tap the gray controller on the divider line and drag it to the left or right edge of your screen. 
  • If you have Stage Manager enabled, you will not have the option to use Split View.

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Wondering how you get rid of split screen on iPad? Split View is the split screen feature that allows two apps to be open at once on your iPad's screen, but many people end up with a split screen on their iPads by mistake, especially in the Safari app. While there are many useful ways to use split screen on the iPad, some users simply don't like the iPad split screen. Here's how to remove split screen on iPad.

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How to Close Split Screen on Your iPad

Split View, Slide Over, and Stage Manager are all multitasking solutions for the iPad that can help you navigate multiple apps and activities at once, as well as boost your productivity. Before iPadOS 15, there was an option to disable Split View in Settings.  These days, you can no longer turn off split screen on the iPad by disabling it altogether, making closing split screen the only solution.

Dragging the Bar to Close Split Screen

If you've accidentally entered Split View and you can't seem to stop split screen on your iPad from interfering with your layout and from making your app windows small, you can undo the split screen by dragging the divider bar in the direction of the app you want to close . Now, let's dive into these easy solutions so that you can go back to seeing your apps in their normal size.

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This solution to close split screen on the iPad is simple and quick! But there is another solution, so keep reading to find out!

Tapping the Three Dots to Close Split Screen

The other way to close Split Screen is by tapping the three dots at the top of the screen.

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And those are the most common ways to close Split Screen on an iPad. Next, check out how to use the App Switcher to make multi-tasking on your iPad and switching between windows easier. If you're still having trouble, you might want to do a hard restart of your iPad to get it out of Split Screen.

To avoid accidental iPad split screen in the future, you can watch out for the three dots at the top of your app windows! Accidentally dragging this icon will cause all kinds of variations in window size and placement, so it's a good tip to know going forward.  For now, if you've found yourself on an iPad only showing a half-screen app view, you'll need to know how to exit split screen on iPad. The next section will show you how.

Important Note

For iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later), and iPad Air (5th generation) running iPadOS 17 and later, you can enable Stage Manager, which will eliminate the Split View option. However, you will have to learn how to switch between windows and group apps in Stage Manager .

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Split View in Safari on the iPad was a new iPad multitasking feature for iOS 10 that continues in iPadOS 17. Split View allows you to open two separate Safari web pages simultaneously on your iPad, which can have many benefits! The method for how to go back to full screen on iPad from the Safari split screen is the same as before—simply tap and drag the black divider bar to one side of the screen or the other. If you like learning tips and tricks about your iPad, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day !

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  • How do I turn off split screen on iPad? You cannot disable split screen completely on your iPad, but you can exit split screen by either tapping the button at the top with the three dots and tapping Close, or you can drag the bar all the way to one side of your iPad's screen or the other.
  • What to do if my iPad is stuck on split screen? Open the App Switcher and close all frozen apps. If that's not possible, do a hard restart: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Then press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and keep holding the power button (keep holding past the swipe to power off) until the Apple Logo appears, then let go.
  • Why is my iPad opening small windows? You may have Slide Over enabled, or you may have Stage Manager enabled, depending on your iPad. You can close any small windows by tapping the button at the top with the three dots and tapping Close. You can disable Stage Manager in the Control Center and tap the Stage Manager button to turn it off. 

I hope you've enjoyed this little trip down iPad split screen lane! Now you're equipped to tackle Split View next time it accidentally makes your iPad Safari window small, or squishes two apps together inconveniently. Next, take your iPad split screen knowledge further in our complete iPad multitasking guide.

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The Split View feature on certain iPad models can display two Safari browser windows side by side. Use this feature for multitasking or comparing web page content without switching between windows or tabs. There are multiple ways to initiate a Safari split-screen session on your iPad, depending on your needs.

Split View is only available on the following models with the latest version of iOS : iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation and later), iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.

How to Open a Link in Safari Split Screen

When you want to open a specific web page so that it appears beside an open web page, follow these steps:

Open the Safari browser on your iPad to one of the web pages you want to show in split-screen view.

Split View works best when the iPad is positioned in landscape mode. If you follow these steps while your device is vertically oriented, the pages won't be evenly sized (the first website you open appears larger).

Locate the link you want to open in Split View. Tap and hold it until a pop-up menu appears.

Tap Open in New Window .

Two Safari windows appear side by side, one containing the original page and the other a second Safari window open to your desired destination.

How to Open a Blank Page in Safari Split Screen

When you want to open a blank page in a new window beside a web page you already have open, follow these steps:

Open Safari and tap and hold the Tab icon in the upper-right corner. Select Open New Window from the menu options.

Two Safari windows now appear beside each other, one containing the original page and the other a blank page, which may contain shortcuts to your saved Favorites.

How to Exit Safari Split Screen Mode

To exit Split View, use the Tabs menu to combine windows into one.

Tap and hold the Tab icon in the upper-right corner of either Safari window.

Select Merge All Windows to combine both open browser windows and exit Split View.

If you opened multiple tabs within each Safari window, use the Close This Tab option from the Tab menu to close each tab individually or all at once. This doesn't turn off Split View.

How to Add a Third App Window to Safari Split Screen

If side-by-side Safari windows aren't enough, you can add a third app to the mix with the iPad Slide Over feature. This additional window can be from any app available from the Dock.

Slide Over functionality is available in iOS 11 and above. Only certain iPad models support Split View and Slide Over simultaneously, including iPad Pro 10.5- to 12-inch models, third-generation and later iPad Air models, sixth-generation and newer iPads, and the fifth-generation iPad mini.

Open two Safari windows in Split View using the instructions above.

Slowly swipe up from the bottom of the screen so that the Dock appears, overlaying the bottom portion of the Safari windows.

Tap and drag the icon for the app you want to open. Release the icon when it's in the middle of the screen.

A third app window appears, partially overlaying one of the Safari windows. 

To reposition this window on the left or right side of the screen, tap and hold the horizontal gray bar at the top of it and slide the window to the desired location. 

If you want the app you chose to open in Slide Over to take the place of one of the Safari windows, drag the horizontal gray bar at the top of the app and place it over the target browser window. The browser window you replaced with the app is still active, but it is on a separate screen.

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How To Disable Split Screen In Safari

One of the great features of the iPad is the ability to use split screen mode in Safari. This allows you to have two different websites open side-by-side so that you can reference both at the same time.

To disable split screen in Safari, open the app and tap on the icon in the top riht corner. Next, tap on the “Settings” icon in the bottom right corner. In the settings menu, scroll down to the “General” section and tap on “Split Screen”. Finally, tap on the “Off” button to disable split screen.

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How Do You Get Off Split Screen On IPad?

To exit split-screen on your iPad, simply tap and drag the bar dividing the screen to the left or the right. Release the bar when it’s most of the way acros the screen. If you want to close the left side of the screen, drag the split-screen bar to the left.

How Do I Turn Off The Split Screen?

To remove split after splitting the screen into two, double-click on the vertical or horizontal split boundary. The split is then removed. Alternatively, dragging the boundary to the left/right or top/bottom of the screen also removes the split.

Why Am I Getting A Split Screen In Safari?

There are a few reasons why you might be getting a split screen in Safari. One possibility is that you have accidentally enabled the split screen feature in the Safari settings. Another possibility is that you are using an iPhone with a large screen, and Safari has automatically adjusted to fit the extra space. Finally, it is also possible that you are using an iPad in landscape mode, which also typically results in a split screen view.

How Do I Get Safari Back To Full Screen?

There are a few ways to get Safari back to full screen. One way is to click on the green maximize button in the top left corner of the window. Another way is to use the keyboard shortcut Control-?-F. The same keystroke leaves Full Screen mode, but you can also tap the Esc key for that purpose.

How Do I Change Safari Back To Full Screen On IPad?

If you want to change Safari back to full screen on iPad, simply tap and drag the black divider bar to one side of the screen or the other.

How Do I Get Rid Of Multiple Safari Windows On My IPad?

If you want to close all of the Safari tabs that are currently open on your iPad, you can do so by tapping and holding the Tabs icon. This will bring up the Multi Window Tab interface, which shows all of the tabs that are currently open. From here, you can simply close all of the tabs by tapping the Close All button.

Why Does Safari Open In Half Screen On IPad?

There are a few reasons why Safari may open in half screen on your iPad. One possibility is that you have an existing Safari instance open in slide-over view. To eliminate this, first pull down on the grey grab bar at the top of the Safari view – transforming the view into a split-screen view. Another possibility is that you have Safari set to open in split-screen view by default. To change this setting, go to Settings > General > Multitasking and disable the “Allow Multiple Apps” option.

How Do I Enable Full Screen?

On a Windows computer, you can set Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox to full-screen mode by pressing the F11 key. This will hide the toolbars and address bar. To reverse this action and show these items again, press F11 again.

How Do I Get My IPad Back To One Screen?

To get your iPad back to one screen, you will need to close the app that you are currently using. You can do this by tapping on the divider (the black line between the two apps) and sliding it to the left or the right edge of the screen, depending on wich app you want to close. Once the app is closed, you will be able to return to the single screen mode.

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How Do I Close Multiple Safari Windows On My IPhone?

The Safari App on the iPhone allows users to have multiple windows open at the same time. To close all of the Safari windows at once, the user needs to open the Safari app and then tap and hold the Tabs switcher icon in the bottom riht corner of the screen. After tapping and holding the Tabs switcher icon, a menu will appear with the option to “Close All XX Tabs”. The user should then tap this option to confirm and all of their Safari windows will be closed.

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Use split screen in Safari on your iPad

You can use Split View in Safari to see two websites at the same time, side by side.

How to view two Safari windows on your iPad

iPad screen showing a split screen.

Open Safari.

Do one of the following:

Open a link in Split View: Touch and hold the link, then drag it to the left or right edge of your screen.

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Use the Multitasking menu

You can also open a new Safari window in Split View with the Multitasking button:

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Tap the Safari icon in the Dock or on your Home Screen.

Learn more about using multitasking on your iPad .

Open a link in Split View from another app

With some apps, you can open a link in Safari in Split View instead of opening the link within the app. To do this, touch and hold the link, then drag it to the right or left edge of your screen.

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How can I disable the split screen in Safari in iOS 8?

As a mature user, I need the entire screen so I can enlarge text while reading. This split screen uses too much space for me.

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Posted on Nov 5, 2016 9:05 AM

Do you have iOS 10? It allows Safari to display two tabs side-by-side. I believe you hold the multipage button to open the second window.

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Nov 5, 2016 9:05 AM in response to ZintainUSA

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Nov 5, 2016 3:43 PM in response to ZintainUSA

ZintainUSA wrote: This is good information if I ever run across it, however, holding on the multipage icon on mine simply gives me the option of opening more tabs or closing all my tabs. What is the split screen and how do you turn it on in case I ever wanted to use it?

Here's what the User Guide has to say about Safari split screen.

“View two pages side-by-side. Turn iPad to landscape orientation, then do one of the following:”

“Open a link in Split View: Touch and hold the link, then tap Open in Split View.

Open a blank page in Split View: Touch and hold (the two squares) , then tap Open Split View.

Open a link on the other side of Split View: Tap with two fingers on the link.

Move a tab to the other side of Split View: Drag the tab left or right from the tab bar.

Merge or close all tabs: Touch and hold (the two squares) again.”

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Nov 5, 2016 8:26 AM in response to ZintainUSA

Hi. Only the newer model iPads have it. If you don't have normal Split View, you don't have it in Safari either. It requires an Air 2 or Pro, I believe.

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Nov 5, 2016 8:32 AM in response to Diana.McCall

I have the iPad Air 2, that is why I was wondering, I'm not seeing it and it could be useful if it is what I think they are saying.

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Apr 1, 2017 10:50 PM in response to Suyiitapi

AT the top left corner there is an x. If you tap that one screen will disappear.

Nov 5, 2016 8:12 AM in response to Diana.McCall

This is good information if I ever run across it, however, holding on the multipage icon on mine simply gives me the option of opening more tabs or closing all my tabs. What is the split screen and how do you turn it on in case I ever wanted to use it?

Sep 19, 2014 12:57 PM in response to Suyiitapi

If the keyboard is in the middle of the screen, tap the tiny keyboard then slide your finger up to dock and merge.

Sep 19, 2014 1:53 PM in response to bobseufert

I was not referring to the keyboard, but to the new split screen in Safari, etc. I did learn how to disable it though. :-)

To the left of the search area, there is an open book icon. Tapping that icon will toggle the split screen off and on!! Too cool!!! If it is black, the screen is back to its larger self. If it appears in a white square, you have a split screen. Apple thinks of everything!! I am apple to the core since 1980s.

Sep 19, 2014 2:45 PM in response to Suyiitapi

I'm glad you got it figured out. Have you seen the new iPad User Guide for IOS 8 yet ? If not tap the link below.

iPad User Guide For iOS 8 by Apple Inc.

https://itun.es/us/5A6R2.l

ro6ot

Dec 12, 2014 6:16 AM in response to Suyiitapi

Thank you so much! I was unable to figure this out on my own , had gotten so frustrated with Safari as a result that I actually do wnloaded the Chrome ap p ! Now if I can just get the same thing to work in the mail app I will be happy.

...and, it turns out it's even easier in mail, it's just the regular "expand" icon rather than the slightly less intuitive book icon. So: HAPPINESS!

FinnardSkinnard

Jan 9, 2016 6:01 PM in response to Suyiitapi

This was driving me nuts! Thanks for posting. Worked as advertised.

Bonny0504

Nov 5, 2016 5:58 AM in response to Suyiitapi

WWhere is the book icon? I don't see one anywhere on my screen...

Nov 5, 2016 8:00 AM in response to Bonny0504

Hi. I think they're referring to the bookmarks symbol in Safari. Control of Safari split view is changed under iOS 10. Now you tap and hold the multipage icon (two overlapping boxes) to turn off Safari Split View.

Nov 5, 2016 9:09 AM in response to Diana.McCall

Yes, I have Version 10.1.1 (14B100), and I can't seem to find it at all on there. I have looked online to see how it is done and everything that they have said to get it to do it does not work either. Weird...

poppy forbes

Jan 23, 2017 1:17 PM in response to Diana.McCall

At last the correct answer..........

I was going nuts.

Thanks to you I am back to normal!

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