How smart would it be when you are operating two functions or running two apps at the same time without quitting one for another (Split-Screen)? It sounds lovely and amazing. All thanks to android 7.0 Nougat, because it is one of its features.
I love doing it, I have done it on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and it’s incredible, very straightforward and easy to do. Although, on some phones, some apps don’t enable splitting of screens.
While few apps like Dream League that has to do with reversing the screen horizontally aren’t able to complete such functions, meanwhile, you’ll be able to chat and watch a video at once, look at contacts and calculate at once, etc.
How to use Split-Screen on Android Smartphones
It is very straightforward when done on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Tecno L9 plus and more less complicated on latest phones like Galaxy S8. Below are the steps guide how to make complete use of it.
- Open the apps you want to use.
- Tap the “Recents” button. A list of your running apps will appear.
- Navigate the list of apps by swiping up or down. Tap the multi-window icon located to the left of the X within the app window. It’ll open within the upper-half of the screen.
- Apps that don’t have the multi-window icon cannot be run in split screen mode.
- choose another app within the bottom portion, and it’ll enlarge on the bottom half of the screen.
Note: The app should be one that supports multi-screen. Otherwise, you may get a message that the app “does not support split screen view.”
On Tecno and other Phones:-
On my L9 plus, it’s much less complicated, self-explanatory and short steps.
- Firstly, open the two apps, you’d like to use.
- Now head to the Recent Apps. Which is the multitask option function
- Then, “Press and hold one app to the upper side.”
- Automatically, the other app goes down in place on the below side.
Note: The app must be one that supports multi-screen. Otherwise, you may get a message that the app “does not support split screen view.”
How to stop using the split screen
To stop using the split screen. Hold the split screen bar and drag it to the top to return to the single view. Or, you can press and hold the split-screen app-switching (those two rectangles).
OR, you can drag the app-splitter till it’s right at the top or at the bottom of the screen, filling your display with a single app.
How to Use Split-Screen on Windows
- Drag each window to the corner of the screen where you want it.
- Push the window’s corner against the screen corner till you see an outline.
- Repeat for all four corners.
Using keyboard shortcuts:
- Choose the window you want to move.
- Hit Windows Key + Left or Right. The window will now take up half of the screen.
- Hit Windows Key + Up or down to make it snap to either the upper or lower corner.
- Repeat for all four corners.
Functions of Split-Screen
Once the split-screen mode is active, you can use it to copy and paste info quickly between apps without having to keep switching between individual full-screen apps.
You can look for directions in Maps while chatting to a lover on Hangouts, or messenger. You’ll even read a book while looking up a definition online or using a thesaurus/dictionary to find synonyms and descriptions.
Of course, it’s explicitly built with tablets in mind, but for those people with large-screened phones, it’s an excellent tool to have. Watch Video Below: