The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones from Samsung have plenty of cool features built-in. And with their powerful configuration and the ability to run multiple apps at the same time, some multitasking features were expected.
Two of these super-useful instruments that let you juggle with apps as you please are the Multi Window Mode and the Split Screen View. The names are more than obvious, though how you use it might not be so intuitive, at least not in the beginning.
So, for starters, let’s settle this: the Split Screen View is the function that allows you to display and look at more than one app at the same time, on the same screen. In order to access this one, you will have to activate the Multi Window Mode, available in both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
How to enable Multi Window Mode in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
This is a setting so it belongs to the Settings menu of your smartphone:
- Tap on the Settings icon;
- Go to Device;
- Tap on the Multi Window option;
- Switch the toggle of the Multi Window option to ON;
- Select the box near the “Open in Multi Window View” IF you want to make this mode a default option.
How to use Split Screen View in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
The first essential step for having access to the Split Screen View was accomplished. After enabling the Multi Window Mode, you should notice a symbol representing a gray half-circle on your smartphone. This indicates that the previous steps were successfully performed and the mode is now active.
So, if you want to split your screen, all you have to do is to tap on that symbol. Carry on moving the icon from the menu to the window and feel free to resize the window any way you want. Press and hold that circle right in the middle of the screen, moving it to where you want it to appear.
It probably sounds a bit complicated just reading these words, but all it takes is having a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus in front of you and you will intuitively know what you have to do. Go ahead, activate this feature and let us know how it works for you.