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How to Use Three Apps at Once on the iPad in iOS 11

iOS 11 supercharges the multitasking prowess of the iPad by allowing you to use three apps at a time, rather than just a pair. This means it's easier to change the song you're listening to in Music, reply to a tweet or check how long it will take to get to your next appointment.

The third app appears in a Slide Over pane, and the big trick is getting a feel for how to move it and dismiss it. Here's how to pull up those extra apps when you need them, and dismiss them to get back to work.

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1. After using the Dock to split your screen between two apps, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

2. Drag an app icon to the black bar between your apps.

3. Release the icon.

4. Drag the Slide Over app by the bar at the top to move it horizontally.

5. Flick the Slide Over app to the nearest side to dismiss it. 

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.