Split Screen

Learn how to use two applications at the same time using the split-screen functionality of Multi Window.


Prenote info

Use Split Screen to complete multiple tasks on one screen, take notes while watching a video, or search the web and check your email messages simultaneously.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Turn on Split Screen
• Open a new app
• Open an app completely
• Exit Split Screen
• Use Picture-in-picture

Turn on Split Screen

1. Select the Recent apps key.

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2. Select the desired app icon, then select Split screen.

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3. Navigate to and select the second app

Note: For this tutorial, the Calendar and Phone apps were selected. 

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Open a new app

Select the Recent apps key, then navigate to and select the new desired app.

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Open an app completely

Select and drag the divider in the middle of the screen down to the bottom or up to the top of the screen, depending on which app you want to open completely.

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Exit Split Screen

Select the Home key, then slide the divider to the top of the screen.

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Use Picture-in-picture

While using Maps or watching a video in fullscreen, select the Home key. The app will display as a Picture-in-picture window in the corner of the screen.

Note: You can select and drag the window as desired. Picture-in-picture is enabled by default on select apps. To view which apps can use Picture-in-picture, swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers > select the settings Settings icon> Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Picture-in-picture > the apps that can use Picture-in-picture will be displayed.

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