Do you like to use the Twitter and Google Maps simultaneously?Want to watch some videos while you check your e-mail? Well, if you use an Android smartphone, you’re in luck: the latest versions of Android allow you to perform various tasks with ease using the split-screen mode.
How to Divide the Screen of the Phone: the Basics
Android officially offered a split-screen mode for smartphones, since Google has released the Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016. Of course, some smartphone manufacturers have offered the option earlier, but many of these methods were clumsy and did not work well. The introduction in the Android Nougat brought a standardized method for a split-screen mode that works on most smartphones and tablets.
That said, some themes and interfaces of the manufacturers interfere in the split screen mode. This tutorial will show you the standard forms to use the split-screen in Android. If you have problems, check if the smartphone is running Android 7.0 or later before we check out if the manufacturer of the smartphone has created a different method to open the split-screen mode.
It is also important to realize that the split screen mode does not work with all applications. If the application is not compatible with the split-screen mode, you will see a message at the top of the screen stating the same.
How to activate split screen mode
There are two ways to activate the split-screen mode in your Android phone. Although both methods produce the same results, you may prefer one over the other.
How to Use Two Applications at the Same Time in Android?
To use the method of drag and drop, just open the applications that you want to use in the split screen mode. Tap the icon for the alternator application (usually is a square on the right side of the navigation bar) and select the first application. Drag the app to the top of the screen to drop it in place. So that the first application is in place, simply tap on the second app and it will appear in the lower half of the screen. After you have your applications in split screen mode, you can make adjustments to size. To adjust the size, simply drag the divider line that is between the two applications.
The second way to activate the split-screen mode tends to be a little easier if you’re already in an app and want to open another without quitting it. If you are in an app, just tap and hold the icon of the alternator applications. The main application will minimize to fill the top half of the screen and you will see the other open applications at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the second app that you want to use and it will be resized automatically to fill the bottom half of the screen. Again, it is very easy to adjust the size of each app in split screen mode by dragging the dividing line between the two applications to the desired location.
How to End Your Session in Mode Multi Window in Android?
Although the split-screen mode can be helpful, it definitely is not something that you want to use all the time. There are a few ways to exit the split screen mode.
The first way, and probably the most simple, to terminate the split-screen mode is to touch the icon of app-switching split screen. This method automatically closes the application the secondary at the bottom of your monitor.
Another way to terminate the session of the split-screen mode is simply by dragging the dividing line up to the top or bottom of the screen. This method allows you to select which application you prefer to keep open, instead of automatically selecting the application in the upper part of the screen.
It is worth remembering that this resource type is very best for Android devices with larger screens.
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