How to Split Screen in Android (2020)

In this post, we will see:

Here, I’m using Android 10. Let’s start.

What is Split Screen?

Split screen, a feature that got introduced in Nougat, lets you share the screen with two apps. Let’s see how to use this multitasking feature in Android 10.

Steps

Go to the “Overview” screen by sliding up from the bottom or by pressing the “Recent apps” button.

Find the app you want (if it isn’t there, then open the one you prefer, and then you can find it here). Tap that app icon and you can see “Split screen.” hit it.

Now, the app you chose is at the top of the screen. At the bottom of the screen, you can see the “Overview” screen. Tap the app you prefer, and it’ll fill the bottom of the screen.

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Or you can go to the home screen (by clearing the remaining opened app(s) or by pressing the “Home” button or by pressing blank space on the screen) or open the app drawer from here and then hit the app you like.

That’s it.

Notes:

  • Some apps such as Camera don’t support split screen.
  • If you wish, you can use the “Quick switch” feature to replace the app at the bottom.
  • You can replace the app at the bottom with any app. But you can’t change the app at the top without exiting the split screen.

How to Exit Split Screen

If you want to exit the split screen, follow this step – Drag the divider towards top or bottom (right or left if you’re in “Landscape” mode).


What is Quick Switch and How to Use it

Quick switch, a feature that got introduced in Nougat, lets you quickly switch active app with the last used app.

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To use the quick switch feature, all you need to do is double-tapping the “Recent apps” button. Let’s see how to use this feature with an instance.

WhatsApp is my active app, and my recently used app is YouTube. Double-tap the “Recent apps” button.

That’s all. Now, YouTube becomes the active app. WhatsApp becomes the last used app.

Note: This feature works with the “Split screen” feature too.


Written by Thirumal raj. Check out more posts here: Android.