How To Enable Split Screen Function On Your Android Phone

Split Screen is sometimes called multiple window or double display. It allows you run two apps the same time in the same screen. In other words, split screen divide the screen of your phone into two equal halves and run two apps simultaneously. For example, you can be chatting on whatsapp and also watching YouTube videos on the same screen the same time. This article will teach you how to enable this feature on your Android device.
Android Split Screen

Of course, it was a herculean task to achieve this on older Android versions but when Google released Android 6 Marshmallow, some smartphone brands like Samsung and Gionee started embedding the split screen features in some of their devices. (for instance, Gionee M6 .)

More phone manufacturers embraced this feature when Android 7 was launched. Since then, the number of split screen smartphones has increased though there are still phones without this feature but there is a workaround to enable or activate it.

The Split screen function is also one of the most underrated functions on the nougat. This function is so important, it is also present on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, but in a much more improved version.

Activating a split screen on an Android device running on Android 7.0 and above is a piece of cake if you know how to go about it, but an uphill task if you are a novice in that field. Here are some easy steps to activate and enjoy the function.


Step 1: First you need to activate the "developer mode". This is not really compulsory, but it would help you force some apps that were not designed to work with the split screen function to work by force. To do this go to Settings > About this device > Build number. Once you are there, click on Build number a few times until you get a notice saying you are now a developer.
Double screen

Step 2: Once in the developer mode, scroll down to the end of the page and enable the option that says “Force activities to be resizable”. Once you do this, restart your device to activate the option. Once you have restarted your device, even those apps that aren’t usually compatible with the split screen option will be able to run in split-screen mode.

Step 3: Click on the recent button and click and hold any open app, then drag it to the upper part of the screen. Once you do that, you would see the screen has been divided into two.

Personally, i don't usually use the split features on my phone except once in a while. What about?

1 comment:

  1. Nice work wizy,i follow all procedures mentioned,its working,because im on oreo latest version,though it drains my battery fast