Stuck on Split Screen in Safari Browser for iOS and iPad? Exit Now, Here’s How!

The split screen feature has always been invaluable when it comes to accessing and operating two different apps side-by-side. Keeping this in view, Safari released the split screen feature for iPads, where you can read two websites simultaneously. Whether you were using the iPad in a landscape or portrait mode, the websites resize to provide good visibility. But once all the fun and games are done, you would want to switch back to the good old single screen view. While it was easy to enter the split screen mode on Safari, it was exiting this feature that led to users feel trapped. However, it is fairly easy to turn it off.

Steps to Exit Safari Split View by Merging the Split Screens

The first away to exit safari split view is by merging the two screens. Once you follow the steps given below, you can switch over to a single browsing view.

  1. Tap near the top of the Safari icon while your browser is on Safari Split View mode. Alternately, you may pull in the downward direction to reveal the Safari navigation buttons and the URL bar.
  2. Tap and hold the Safari Tabs button. They are depicted by an icon containing two overlapping squares. You will find it in the corner of the Safari window (If you are in split view, you may see two of such icon, you can use any one of these)
  3. Tapping and holding the Safari tabs button will trigger a pop up giving options to close tabs, new tabs, private tab, and “Merge All Tabs.” Click on Merge All Tabs.
  4. The Split Screen View will not transform to a single browser screen.

Steps to Exit Safari Split View by Closing the Tabs

The alternate method to exit from the split screen view is by closing all the tabs. This may be slightly difficult since locating the close button is tough. However, if you wish to use this method, read below to know the steps for this technique:

  1. In the Safari browser of your iPad, pull down to reveal the Safari navigation buttons and the URL bar.
  2. You will notice a faint tiny cross (X) button on the top-right corner. Tap on it to close the Safari tab.
  3. If you have opened multiple tabs in the Safari browser, you may have to keep tapping until all the tabs have closed. Once there is a single tab available, the Safari browser will automatically revert to single page view mode.

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