Some years ago, people thought that multitasking on smartphones was a ridiculous idea, but it’s not anymore. With the launch of the split-screen mode in android 7 (Android Nougat), Google has started to offer a standardized split-screen mode for all its Android smartphones and tablets. So If you are an Android user, you can easily work with the two of the applications on your phone simultaneously. For instance, you can compare the price between two websites and purchase the cheap one or message on WhatsApp on one screen and then watch Youtube on another screen. Isn’t it better?
We will walk you through the process to enable the split-screen on your phone and access multiple apps simultaneously.
How to enable split-screen on the android 8 or 8.1 Oreo version?
- Click and hold the recent button on your smartphone and then you will see all the recent activities of your phone in chronological order.
- After that, select one of the apps you would like to open in split-screen mode and when the app opens. Click and hold the recent button again. It will automatically split into two screens.
- You will see a list of recent applications running on your phone under the app list. Click on the app. You would like to view and operate simultaneously along with the previously open app.
- If you have done step no 3 without any error, you can view both apps simultaneously on your phone (Android Oreo).
How to enable split-screen on the android 9 or 9.1 or above version?
Splitting the screen in Android Oreo 8.1 was simple, but it is little different in Android Pie. Initially, you may take time to get accustomed to it. But once you get to know this new technique of enabling split screen, I’m sure that you will surely find it quite easy and super to use.
- Click on the recent button to look at the recent app list on your phone screen and then you will see a carousel-like layout of each app. Then, you can swipe through the apps you would like to find the app you wish to view via split-screen mode.
- Click and hold an icon near the top from the list of app icons. And here, we have chosen a Youtube app as an example.
- Now, after you have done that process, then you will see a list of options. You have to click on the split-screen view option among the other options.
- Now you will find that the app is pinned on the top left screen of your mobile, and the remaining apps/ recent apps will automatically appear on the right side or bottom side of your Android Pie screen.
- After that, click on the app you want to pin along with the previously selected app. As an example, we have chosen WhatsApp as a second app and now you can watch videos on youtube and chat with your friends and relatives on your phone on split-screen.
Picture in picture mode enabling process
There’s additionally an option called Picture–in–picture mode. Under this mode, you can watch a video or work applications in a little window-like view. You can stick it to the edge of your phone’s screen while exploring other applications and substances on the primary screen. This alternative is suitable because you might not need the other application to consume a lot of room on the screen. This specific component can be empowered on both Android Oreo and Android Pie.
Here’s the means by which you can empower Picture-in-picture mode on your Android device.
- Click on the settings option on your Android phone and then tap on Apps Option under settings.
- Tap on more options (three vertical specks on the correct corner) and a drop-down menu will show up. Then, tap on the Special Access alternative under Apps.
- Tap on the Picture-in-picture Option under Special Access. You will discover a rundown of applications that help Picture-in-picture mode.
- Tap on any application you need to empower under PIP mode. Scroll down to YouTube and tap on the switch to empower the PIP mode.
We should take a guide to comprehend the PIP mode better. For example, If you are pursuing something on Google Chrome and wish to see YouTube on PIP mode, then you need to:
- Long press the Recents to speed up the screen splitting into half.
- You need to guarantee that YouTube is noticeable under the new application list. Once discovered, tap on it and the screen will part into two.
- Now click on the small pill-like button, which is exactly placed in between the two apps and you will see four options. Then, you have to tap on a picture in the picture option.
How to exit split screen mode?
Press-and-hold the dark line in your split screen. If you see two applications in picture mode, you can swipe upwards or downwards to leave the split screen. In the scene mode, you can swipe either on the left or right half of the screen. Contingent upon the course you swipe, you can see both of the applications on full-screen mode.
How about we accept the above picture? For instance, here we have two applications open in split-screen mode: 1) YouTube 2) WhatsApp. If you swipe towards the base, you can see YouTube on full-screen mode. Furthermore, if you swipe in the upwards heading, you can see WhatsApp on full-screen mode. If you need to view and utilize two applications once more, rehash the split-screen mode cycle to empower.
Note: Not all applications are part-screen viable. Some outsider applications like Instagram, Snapchat, Ola aren’t viable in part screen mode. In such cases, you should attempt split-screen mode with other applications like WhatsApp, Swiggy, Zomato, Flipkart, Amazon, etc.
To discover which applications are viable in part screen mode, you can basically long push on the recent button. Under the application list, search for applications with a split box-like image on the correct side corner. If you don’t locate the split-screen option in any new applications, it means that the application isn’t viable in part screen mode.