How to use split screen & multi windows on Samsung phones

Efficient multitasking is essential for productivity on any device, and Samsung smartphones offer powerful features to enhance this capability. In this guide, we’ll explore two methods to open multi windows from recent apps, allowing users to seamlessly run two applications simultaneously.

Open Multi windows from recently used apps section:

This method works if one of the application that you want to use in the multi windows has been recently used. Yo can also start and close an app to send it to the recently used apps section.

  • Start by pressing the Recent Apps key (Menu Button). You can do this from the home screen or within an app.
  • Next, you’ll see the Recent Apps screen. Here, swipe and select the App’s icon of the first app you want in multi-window mode. This app will take up the top space.
  • Then, choose “Open in the split screen view” from the given options.
  • The selected app will launch in a split-screen view. You’ll see it right away.
  • In the bottom window, swipe again. Select another app to launch.

That’s it. Now you are running two apps in multi windows. Remember, these steps may vary depending on your model and operating system. Also, not all apps support split screen view.

Alternative way:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the Advanced Features tab.
  3. Press the Labs menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Turn on the Multi-window for all apps.
  5. Go back to the Advanced Features tab.
  6. Select Multi window
  7. Turn on Swipe for pop-up view, and Swipe for split screen toggles.
  8. Navigate back to the Home screen.
  9. Open your desired app.
  10. To enable split screen, swipe with two fingers from the bottom of the screen. This changes an app window to a split screen view.
  11. To switch apps, swipe again.

Mastering multi-window functionality on Samsung devices can greatly enhance productivity. With these methods, users can efficiently multitask. Transitioning between apps seamlessly improves workflow efficiency. Whether through recent apps or device settings, users have versatile options in Samsung devices to use the multi task or split screen function. Stay with InfoGad for more basic guides and updated news.


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