How to open multiple windows of pdf reader? (Using iPadOS Multitasking)


With devices running iPadOS and later, PDF Reader enables you to open PDFs using multiple windows. Here is how: 


Step1: Enable the “Tabbed Reading” mode


  1. Launch the PDF Reader iPad app (Only available for iPad)
  2. Switch to the “Settings” tab in PDF Reader
  3. Enable “Tabbed PDF Reading” mode to turn on the feature 





Step2: Turn tabs into new windows


  1. Tap and hold on one tab, and then drag it off the tab bar
  2. The tab will turn into a new window
  3. You could read PDFs through multiple windows using Split View and Slide Over



  • Split View


  1. Drag the window until the screen splits into two
  2. Then you can read two different documents side by side in Split View
  3. You can resize the window by dragging the divider in the middle of the screen




  • Slide Over

 To turn a Split View into a Slide Over, simply swipe down from the top of the window




  1. You can have one of the windows in a floating pane or add multiple windows to slide over
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the pane to switch between windows








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