In this post, we show you how to Split-Screen and Multitask on Android. Android has over 2.8 billion active users. it has a global market share of 75 percent (Source: businessofapps). It is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance and commercially sponsored by Google.
How to Split-Screen and Multitask on Android
What is multi-tasking? Working on two or more tasks simultaneously is multi-tasking. Another description could be switching back and forth from one thing to another. Or just performing a number of tasks in quick succession.
On your Android phone, multi-tasking means using your phone for more than one task at the same time. You can be writing a note using the notes app while seeing search results on the google chrome app on the same screen. How do you do this? By using the Split Screen feature. Despite the fact that it has been available as part of Android’s operating system for several years, it is still a much more unclear feature and one that many users might not be aware of.
What is Split Screen?
The Split-screen feature allows Android users to run two apps at the same time on one screen. The feature can be used with most apps, only occasionally excluding apps that require the entire screen to function properly. This means that users are unable to use split-screen when playing games. Split-screen also will drain the phone’s battery much faster, so it’s important keeping that in mind when looking to use two apps at once. Not all Android devices support split-screen, so users will need to make sure that their device is compatible with the feature before trying to access it.
Follow these steps to use the split-screen on Android:
a) Firstly, open the recent menu by holding the bottom bar and dragging the bar up.
b) Secondly, find the app you want to split-screen. Hold down the app logo at the top of the window. From here, choose to open in split-screen.
c) Thirdly, open the second app by tapping on any app and it will automatically open in a split-screen view. From here, you can drag the middle bar to decide which app takes up more or less of the screen, resizing both Android windows to fit whatever tasks you are working on.