Enabling Slide-over on iPad mini 2 with Voiceover.

iOS and iPadOS

How do you enable slideover mode on iPad?




Submitted by Becca on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hello. Do do slide over view on an iPad Mini 2 navigate to the status bar at the top of the screen and swipe right. The announcement is to swipe left but that does not work.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Taken from my article. Note that your orientation must be set to landscape mode to make this work.
"Slide Over is available with all iOS 9-compatible iPads. This feature allows you to have an app consuming 1/3 of the screen to carry out some tasks quickly before switching back to where you were originally working. Note that you cannot use this with all apps; only supported ones will work. To launch the Side App Switcher when in Landscape Mode, tap the Status Bar, and then swipe right with three fingers to bring up the new Side App Switcher. You can also achieve this on a braille display with the command space with dots 1-6. The Side App Switcher will allow you to “pin” a supported app to that 1/3 of the screen. There is then a “divider” which sits between that 1/3 of the screen and the app with the main focus. To Move between the 2 apps, tap your touch screen. If you’re using a Bluetooth keyboard, you can move between the 2 apps, and also hit the divider by using the commands VoiceOver modifier with [ (left bracket) and VoiceOver modifier ] (right bracket). Using the [ will move you backwards, and the ] will move you forward. Pressing space with dots 2-4 on a braille display will move focus to the left, while space with dots 2-6 will move focus to the right. The divider becomes important as it allows you to control re-sizing and other options when on an iPad that supports the split view feature."

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Friday, April 15, 2016

After updating to iOS 9.3.1, I have found few changes to enable SlideOver on an iPad pro 9.7.
First, to bring up the side switcher, you'll have to tap on the status bar and then swipe left with 3 fingers, and then apply the same steps as mentioned above.
I haven't used this feature with a Braille display, I've used it with the iPad's smart cover keyboard and it works perfectly.