Depending on how you use your iPad, you might prefer to have all or some of the iPadOS 13 multitasking features turned off.
Not me. Not now. The point is: if you need a keyboard to move through slideover or to use spotlight from anywhere… why do not making a Touch(able screen) Macbook Pro or iMac.
How to turn off multitasking on your iPad
- Head to Settings
- Swipe down a bit on the left-hand side and tap Home Screen & Dock
- Tap Multitasking
- Hit the toggle next to Allow Multiple Apps to turn off Split View and Slipe Over multitasking (no individual control for now)
- You can also opt to turn off Picture in Picture support as well as Gesture support that allows you to switch between apps with a four-finger gesture or 4/5-finger expand to open the app switcher
Another way to simplify your iPad experience is by turning off the “Suggested and Recent Apps in Dock.” That toggle is under the Home Screen & Dock settings shown in the first screenshot below.