How To Split Screen Samsung [A Must-Read Guide]

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Two apps are preferable to one, and using Split Screen View or Multi Window is preferable to constantly switching between apps.

This feature allows you to switch between apps, change the size of the display, and copy information from one app to the other.

The latest iteration of Samsung’s software overlay for the Android operating system, dubbed One UI, is available on the company’s most recent smartphones, including the Galaxy S10.

In addition to a slew of usability enhancements, One UI allows Galaxy S10 users to split their phone’s screen and multitask by pinning different apps side by side.

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How To Split Screen Samsung

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What Is the Purpose of the Samsung One’s User Interface?

This includes features such as a conversation section, chat bubbles, and more.

However, not every new feature introduced in the skin is a result of Android 11, as there are a number of Samsung-specific features as well.

One of them is a completely new way to use split-screen.

As phones became larger and larger, Google decided to make good use of all that extra screen real estate.

Thus, the split-screen functionality introduced with Android Pie allows users to fully utilize large displays and use two apps at the same time.


And, while this feature has remained largely unchanged since Android Pie all the way up to Android 11, there is no denying that entering split-screen mode is a bit time-consuming and inconvenient.

As a result, Samsung’s geniuses devised a novel method for creating app pairs in split-screen mode.

Such pairs appear as a single app in the recent menu, allowing users to switch between them very easily.

The benefit of this implementation is that users no longer have to set up a pair of apps they frequently use together each time.

Rather, one can have multiple app pairs and easily switch between them.

 Things To Check First

To begin, ensure that Multi Window is enabled by checking the following:

  • Select Multi Window from the Settings menu.
  • Then, in the upper right corner of the screen, tap the On button to activate the feature.

How to multitask in split-screen mode on a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.

1. Double-check that you have recently used one of the apps that you intend to use for multitasking purposes. In case you haven’t used it recently, launch the application.

2. Select the Recent apps button, which is located at the bottom left of the screen, and then scroll through the list of recently used apps until you find the one you want.

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3. At the top of the app’s card, select the app’s icon by tapping it. There will be a drop-down menu displayed.

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4. Select “Open in split-screen view” from the drop-down menu.

This app will now take up the entire top half of the screen, with the list of recent apps continuing to appear in the bottom half of the screen.

5. Locate the other app you want to appear in the other half of the split-screen — you can either tap another recent app or tap the Home button and select any app from your home screen to appear in the split-screen.

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How to customize split-screen windows while multitasking on a Galaxy S10 smartphone.

As soon as you’ve configured two apps, each one takes up exactly half of the screen, and you can interact with each one in the same way you would normally interact with them.

Here are some considerations to bear in mind:

1. You can rotate the screen so that the apps are truly sided by side, rather than above and below each other, rather than above and below each other.

2. If you want to give one app more space on the screen than the other, you can resize them by dragging the divider that separates them on the screen.

3. You can switch to a different second app (in the lower position) at any time by simply closing the current app and selecting a different one.

4. Take hold of the divider between the two apps and drag it all the way up or down the screen until one app takes up the entire screen.

This will bring your side-by-side multitasking session to a close and return you to just one app.

5. Following your selection of a second app, it will appear below the first one, with a divider separating the two apps.

Copying and pasting content between app windows

You can easily share content between apps such as Gmail and Chrome using the Multi Window feature, which allows you to drag and drop text or images between them.

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Multi-window Chrome and Gmail sessions should be launched.

To close the app windows, click on the blue circle between them. The choices are as follows, going from left to right:

Switching between windows, moving content, collapsing the window, expanding the window, and closing the application are all possible.

Select the option to move the content. Drag text or an image into the body of the email by holding the mouse button down on it in Chrome.

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Multi-window pop-up display

You can also convert any application into a pop-up window and customize its size.

From the Multi Window tray, launch an application.

Using either the top left or right corner as a starting point, drag diagonally down.

The app screen will now appear in a pop-up window on your computer screen.

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Create a swarm of floating heads.

Additionally, multi-window applications can be minimized to floating icons, similar to a Facebook Chat Head, and moved around.

The ability to multitask while using pop-up window apps is extremely useful.

Select the Collapse window option from any pop-up window by clicking on the white circle in the middle of the window.

The app will collapse into a floating icon once it has been collapsed.

By selecting the floating icon, the pop-up window will be reopened.

Repeat this procedure for any additional pop-up windows, and then drag the floating icons to any location on the screen for easy access.

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How To Exit On Multi-Window

The split-screen view can be closed when you want to take a break from Multi Window and only use one application at a time.

To do so, press and hold the Home button.

While this will completely hide them from view on the home screen, it will keep them together in recent.

Split Screen in Different Type of Androids

1. Android OS Version 9.0

1. Click on the Recent Button to see the pages that you have recently opened.

Tap on your Recent Button

2. Select the App Icon that you want to see in Split Screen View by tapping on it.

Select the App Icon you would like to view in Split Screen View.

3. Select Open in a split-screen mode from the drop-down menu.

Select Open in split screen view

4. In order to complete the Split Screen View, you must tap or search for the secondary application in question.

Tap or search on the secondary application.

Remember: that not all applications will be able to take advantage of the Split Screen View.

5. The Split Screen window size can be adjusted by holding down the blue horizontal line and dragging it up or down as necessary.

Hold down the blue horizontal line and drag up or down accordingly.

6. To exit Split Screen mode, press the Recents or Home buttons and then select the Close icon.

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2. Android OS Version 10.0

1. To access the Recents button, click on the RECENTS icon.

Tap on recents button

2. Select the settings App icon that you would like to see in Split Screen View by tapping on it.

tap on app icon

3. Open in a split-screen mode by selecting it from the drop-down menu.

Select Split Screen view

4. Split-screen view can be accessed by tapping on a secondary app window.

Tap on a secondary app to view in split screen view

Remember that not all applications will be able to take advantage of the Split Screen View.

5. The Split Screen window size can be adjusted by holding down the blue horizontal line and dragging it up or down as necessary.

Hold down the blue horizontal line and drag up or down to adjust the window size

6. To close the Split Screen view, press the Recents or Home buttons on your keyboard and then select the Close icon.

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3. Android OS 11.0

1. Select Recents from the Recents drop-down menu.

Tap on Recents button

2.Click on the app icon that you’d like to see in Split Screen View and then tap on it.

Tap on app icon

3. Select Open in a split-screen mode from the drop-down menu.

Select Split Screen view

4. Either choose a secondary app from your Edge Panel or tap on the Apps button icon to search for a specific app on your computer.

Tap on a secondary app to view in split screen view

Remember: that not all applications will be able to take advantage of the Split Screen View.

5. Select the application you wish to view in Split-screen mode by tapping on it.

Tap on app to view in split screen view

6. To change the size of the Split Screen window, simply hold down the blue horizontal line and drag it up or down as needed.

Hold down the blue horizontal line and drag up or down to adjust the window size

Our Final Thoughts

Whether you’re purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S10 or using the Note 10, or if you’re still using one of last year’s S9 models, make the most of your large, beautiful screen by utilizing split-screen multitasking.

I hope you have gained a thorough understanding of it after reading the entire article!

Frequently Ask Questions

How do you set up a dual-screen on a Samsung device?

  1. Select the Recents button.
  2. Select the app icon that you want to see in Split Screen View by tapping on it.
  3. Select the option to open in a split-screen view.
  4. To view in Split screen view, select a secondary app window and tap on it.
  5. To change the size of the Split Screen window, simply hold down the blue horizontal line and drag it up or down as needed.

How do you use two apps at the same time on a Samsung device?

To make the tab appear again, hold down the Back button for a long period of time.

Drag the Multi Window tray from one side of the screen to the other by using your finger to move the tray.

Android tablets are always capable of running multiple applications at the same time.

The only advantage of using Multi Window is that you can view two different applications at the same time.

Is there a split-screen feature on the Samsung TV?

You can watch two channels on Samsung smart tv at the same time, or access two inputs at the same time on Samsung smart tv, if you have the split-screen feature enabled.

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