How to Split Screen on Android

In this post, you’ll see what a split screen in Android is and how to use it. In this instance, I’m using Android 10. Let’s get started.

What is the Split Screen on Android

Split screen, a feature that got introduced in Nougat, allows you to share the screen with two apps.

Check out how to use this multitasking feature on 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.

Or you can go to the home screen (by clearing the remaining open 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, then follow this step:

Drag the divider towards the top or bottom (right or left if you’re in “Landscape” mode).

Quick Switch Feature

“Quick switch” is a feature introduced in Nougat that allows you to quickly switch to an active app with the most recently used app.

To use the quick switch feature, you only need to tap the “Recent apps” button twice.

Let’s see how to use this feature in Android 10 with an instance.

WhatsApp is my active app. YouTube is my recently used app.

When I double-tap the “Recent apps” button, YouTube becomes the active app and WhatsApp the last app used.

That’s all.

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

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