Bigger is better. Once a consumer durable brand famously used this tagline to promote its range of home appliances. It was the time when smartphones were not prevalent, not even on the horizon. Little did I know, then, that one day I would use a smartphone, and that too an iPhone. A bigger iPhone, as it graduated from its predecessors, is now flaunted with some style and arrogance by people.
While the bigger screen of iPhones (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus) has its own advantage, very few users have explored the split screen on their iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus devices. The 5.5-inch device offers you a better viewing space. And Apple made it a point to provide a split-screen feature to the users. So now the users can use this feature while they are busy sending Messages, Mail or using Calendar apps.
Hold your devices in landscape mode and enjoy this feature. For example, if you are checking Mail app in your iPhone 6s Plus, you will see a number of emails on the left side and the content of mail you have selected from the list. This information will tell you how you can use Split Screen on iPhone 6 and 6s Plus. Moreover, you will also get to know how you can toggle off this feature if you don’t want to use Split Screen.
It is quite easy to activate this Split Screen mode on your iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6s Plus; just turn your iPhone on its side and it splits the content side by side. This might remind you of your iPad or Mac screen. Some of the apps that are compatible with this split screen feature are: Mail, Calendar, Messages, Stocks, Reminders, Voice Memos, Contacts, Clock, and you can see this change on Home Screen as well.
Examples are better than precept. Check below how you can make the most of Split Screen feature on your iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.
Split View in Mail App
Split view in Mail app gives you the same visual experience as you would get on your iPad or Mac. One by one, select emails from your Inbox and read the content of the selected mail on the right side.
Split View in Calendar App
Check your everyday schedule and details of events at the same time with the help of Split screen in the Calendar app.
Split View in Messages App
Messages app in Split view is similar to Mail; it displays a list of messages and the one (you have selected) you are reading or replying to in the landscape mode.
Split View in Stocks App
If you are a stock market expert, you can keep your eyes on multiple stocks. With the Split view, it is easy to check those stocks.
Please note that Split views are available on Plus phones only; you can access this feature if you have iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.
Though Split Screen displays more information on a single screen, some people don’t like this idea of splitting the screen. They would like to turn off this feature by following method mentioned below. By doing so, they won’t be able to use features like landscape-oriented Home screen and some extra buttons on keyboards.
How to Turn Off Split Screen on iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on Display & Brightness option.
Step #3. Tap on View from under the DISPLAY ZOOM section.
On Display Zoom screen, you will find two options: Standard and Zoomed.
Step #4. Tap on Zoomed.
Step #5. Tap on Set.
A menu will swipe up with an option: Use Zoomed.
Step #6. Finally, tap on “Use Zoomed”.
Now your iPhone will restart. When you check your iPhone after a restart, you won’t see the Split screen in all the apps mentioned above.
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.