Split screen can be found on devices such as iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 7 plus too. As these phones have a bit big screen of display they provide a lot more viewing space and thus taking advantage of that extra display space on these devices a split screen feature is added in apps such as Messages, Mail, and Calendar.
To utilize your extra screen space, you can use split screen by turning your iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, or 7 Plus on its side, which automatically activates landscape mode. This allows your iPhone’s display to feature more content on a single screen and more closely mimics the way these apps look on iPad or Mac. Common apps that use split screen on iPhone include Mail, Calendar, Messages, Stocks, Reminders, Voice Memos, Contacts, Clock, and you’ll notice a change on Home Screen as well.
While split screen on iPhone and split screen on iPad carry the same name, they are very different. On iPhone, you can’t open multiple apps. You’re simply using the display space to show more information. On iPad, you can have Safari open on the left side of your screen while taking notes in Notes on the right side. There is no option, currently, to use iPhone split screen in the same way as the iPad split screen. But what you can do is turn off split screen on iPad or iPhone.
When you turn an iPhone Plus model on its side, opening landscape mode, you see the Mail app on iPhone the same way you would on Mac. Some people like the use of this extra screen space, but you can also choose to turn off split screen on iPhone. Here are some of the split screen examples below you would wish to get rid of
Split screen on Mail, Calendar, Messages and how to get rid of it
Split view in Mail on iPhone allows you to read emails while looking at your Inbox. Split screen in the Calendar app on iPhone shows you your daily, weekly, or monthly schedule and event details simultaneously. Similar to Mail, Messages shows you your list of messages and the current one you’re replying to in landscape mode.
This feature is only available on Plus phones, which are currently the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus. Conversely, if you’d rather turn this split view feature off, follow the steps below. Keep in mind that you will also lose other features like the landscape-oriented home screen and the extra buttons on your keyboards, but it will turn split screen off in all of your apps. To turn off split screen on iPhone simply do the following
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Display & Brightness.
- Select View
- Tap Zoomed at the top.
- Select Set.
Confirm Use Zoomed. The message will inform you that changing the display will restart your iPhone.
Once your iPhone has restarted you should no longer see the split screen in your apps. Instead you will see one big window when you hold your iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone 7 Plus horizontally.