How to activate and use the new iPad Visual Organizer

One of the great novelties that iPadOS 16 has is the new way that Apple has implemented to see all the apps and windows that you have open on the iPad, so that users can work more comfortably with this device. The Cupertino company has called this Visual Organizer, also known as Stage Manager, and in this post we are going to tell you everything you need to know about it.

The first thing you have to keep in mind is that this Visual Organizer not compatible with all iPad modelsin fact it can only be used in the iPad Air 5th generation, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation and laterY iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later. Therefore, the rest of the users who have an iPad model other than these will not be able to enjoy this new function.

Steps to activate it

Well, once you know if your iPad is compatible or not with the Visual Organizer, it’s time to tell you what steps you have to follow on your iPad to be able to activate and customize it to your liking, so that, from the first moment you can get the most out of it. As you will see below, the steps you have to follow are really easy and simple, and in a few seconds you will have this new way of viewing and managing your open applications available. Here are the steps.

  1. On your iPad, open the app Settings.
  2. Click on «Home screen and multitasking«.
  3. Choose “visual organizer«.
  4. Activate it.
  5. In case you want to see the recent Apps, activate it.
  6. In case you want to see the Dock, activate it.

new iPad visual organizer

Once you activate this new Visual Organizer, the icon that will allow you to activate and deactivate it much more easily and quickly will also be automatically added to the Control Center of your iPad, so you only have to access it and click on its icon, which also it is quite explicit.

How is it used?

Apple’s goal with this new feature is to give iPad users a more convenient and easy way to work with different applications at the same time, since the Visual Organizer will allow you to access the latest applications much more quickly from the side of the iPad. In the end, what it does is further enhance the multitasking of the iPad.

Stage Manager

But beware, not only will it allow you to switch between apps easily, but it also provides users with the option of join up to 4 windows simultaneously on your iPad screen. But beware, if you add to this the new compatibility that iPads with M1 and M2 chips have with external monitors, the possibility of joining 4 windows adds up to another 4 more on said monitor, allowing users to work with up to 8 different applications at the same time. Without a doubt, this is a step forward for Apple when it comes to giving users the necessary and sufficient tools to be able to use the iPad as a work device.