How to use split screen on Android

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Have you ever wished to multitask your Android device by using two (2) apps at the same time? If you are someone who works with your Android device, i.e. smartphone or tablet, then it sure occurred to me.

For some time now, most of Android users have been complaining about the inability to multitask on their devices. This meant that they were only allowed to use one app at a time. But after the split-screen feature was released on Android, the rest is history.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to use a split screen on your Android device. Read on to find out how you can do this in just a few easy steps.

Since the Android Operating System (OS) was introduced a few years ago, one of the biggest features ever released has been the introduction of the split-screen feature.

Most of the latest Android phones and tablets from different manufacturers now allow their users to use two (2) apps at the same time via the split screen feature. For Windows users who have used this feature before, you know how important this feature is.

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As usual, not every Android device supports the split screen feature, but if your device supports it you will find it very useful.

What is split screen?

Split screen is a feature that enables users of compatible devices to use two (2) apps at the same time without having to close either. For example, if you’re writing something from an online source, you can open the web browser and then open the word processor or note-taking app on the same screen at the same time.

Therefore, you have the freedom to do what you would have needed two (2) devices to do on just one (1) device. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Now let’s find out how to use the split screen feature on your Android device.

How to use split screen on Android

In order to use the split screen on your Android device with the methods listed below, you need an Android device with Android 7.0 or higher. If your Android device doesn’t have Android 7.0, please see if you can upgrade it to Android 7.0 and do so before following the steps below.

There are two (2) main methods that you can use the split screen on your Android device by using the gesture method and the button method.

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How to use the split screen on Android with gesture based navigation

  1. Open the two (2) apps that you want to use in split screen mode
  2. Slowly swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the app switcher
  3. Press and hold the icon of the first app you want to use, or press and hold the text of the app (this depends on the type of Android device you are using).
  4. Tap Split screen or Open in split screen view on Samsung devices
  5. Select the second app that you want to use in split-screen mode
  6. Now enjoy the split screen on your Android device

How to use split screen on Android using button based navigation

  1. Open the two (2) apps that you want to use in split screen mode
  2. Tap the app switcher button at the bottom of the screen
  3. Press and hold the icon of the first app you want to use, or press and hold the text of the app (this depends on the type of Android device you are using).
  4. Tap Split screen or Open in split screen view on Samsung devices
  5. Choose the second app that you want to use in split-screen mode
  6. Now enjoy the split screen on your Android device

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From now on, you should be able to use the split screen feature on your Android device without any problems. Everything you need to know has been explained in this article.

If you face a challenge in following the steps above, feel free to contact me in the comments section below and I’ll make sure I can help you asap.

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