Split Screen Android 12 – How to use Split Screen Android 10: Enable Split Screen Android

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How to do Split Screen Android 

Are you trying to split your Windows in Android to Multitask? Well, you can use Split Screen mode in Android to Multitask.

What is Split Screen Android?

Split Screen in Android is a Feature to split two Applications Window vertically to run Apps simultaneously.

Apps that support Split Screen Android

There is no specific number of Apps that supports Split Screen, but it depends on the Developer to Implement this feature, to be able to run in Split Screen mode in Android.

But as of now, Android 12 has already made it to the market. So there should be quite a large number of Apps that supports Split Screen mode in Android.

How to use Split Screen Android 10 – Android 12 or higher

To use Split Screen in Android 12 or lower version, Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open two Apps that you want them to open in Split Windows and Minimise the Apps without closing.

Step 2: Then, Open the Recent Apps Window.

Step 3: In the Recent Apps Window, Tap on the app icon or Tap and hold on to the App Window until an option pops out.

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Split Screen’ option from the Pop-out option.

Step 5: After tapping on the App icon or holding on to it and choosing Split Screen mode, it will open Split Screen mode. Now, choose the second App window from the Recent App Windows.

Step 6: Now you are in a Split Screen Window. You can drag the Split line or separator upward or downward to resize the Windows of two Apps.

One App Window would be small, and the other would be large.

Congratulations 🎉🎊 You have successfully enabled Split Screen Window Process in Android. You can now multitask with Split Screen Window mode in Android.

Split Screen not working Android – Split Screen option not available: Split Screen option not showing in Android.

If your device isn’t showing the Split Screen option in Android, you might have to enable it from Developer Options.

However, the Split Screen mode feature is available since Android version 7 Nougat. 

But if your device is running Android 7 or Android 8, you might have stability issues, but still, you can give it a try.

Enable Split Screen Android – Android 12 Split Screen – and lower version: How to enable Split Screen Android Feature in Dev Options.

Go to this location on your Android device to enable the Split Screen mode feature in Android.

System Settings > System/Additional Settings > Developer Options > Turn ON (Force Activities to be resizable)

Step 1: Open System Settings

Step 2: Turn on Developer Options from the About Phone section. If you don’t know how to enable then follow this guide to Enable Developer Options in Android

Step 3: After enabling Developer Options, Open Developer Options from Additional Settings or System.

Step 4: Inside Developer Options, Scroll to the bottom of the settings and search for ‘Force activities to be resizable’

Step 5: When you find ‘Force Activities to be Resizable’ in Developer Options, turn it on.

Step 6: Reboot your device after enabling this option.

Step 7: You should get the Split Screen option in the Recent Apps Window by tapping on the app icon or holding the window.

How to do Split Screen in Android – How to use Split Screen android

If you are still not getting the Split Screen option, then follow below.

Split Screen option not showing MIUI 12: Split screen option not showing Redmi – Realme, Oppo, Vivo, Poco.

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If you don’t get the Split Screen option in the Recent Apps Window of Apps, it might be due to Custom UI.

Realme, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Poco use their own custom UI Android Skin. Custom Android UI skin is a layer of UI ( User Interface ) on top of Android’s original UI. 

This is why the User Interface on each phone looks different because they use their Custom Skin UI.

For Realme it’s Realme UI, For Vivo, it’s Funtouch UI, For Oppo, it’s Color UI, For Xiaomi it’s MIUI.

These Custom Android UI Skins make the System heavy, but it is helpful to add new and unique features even before Google bakes that feature in Android OS by default.

Some Smartphone vendors lock default Features of Android OS using Custom UI. You can’t use Split Screen because the feature is locked by Custom Android UI.

Split Screen Feature was already available in Android 7, but it got popular after Android 9, and in that Free Form windows, Feature was also getting attention.

So there is no way you can enable the default Feature of Android OS until and unless the Vendor unlocks it.

Related: How to Enable Developer Options in any Android Phone

Unable to Resize Split Screen Windows in Android: How to enable Resizable Split Screen Windows in Android. 

If you want to Resize Android Split Screen Windows but are unable to resize it because it’s not functioning, then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open System Settings

Step 2: Open ‘Developer Options’ from ‘System’ or ‘Additional Settings’. If you don’t know to enable Developer Options, follow the related guide.

Step 3: After enabling Developer Options, open it.

Step 4: Inside Developer Option, search for ‘Device Width’

Step 5: Tap on Device With and change the default value to 400. So it should be 400 pixels to be able to resize the screen. This usually happens with a small screen size like 5inch or 5.4inch.

Step 6: After changing the device width to 400, Reboot your device.

Step 7: After Rebooting, if still, you are unable to Resize Split Screen Windows then Go back to Developer Options > Device Width

Step 8: Sometimes, it changes accordingly so if you had set 400, it might change into 399. So this time, set a higher value than 400. Set to 402 or 406.

Step 9: Now, Reboot your device after changing the values.

Step 10: After that, check again if Split Screen Windows are Resizable or not. It should be resizable

If still Split Screen not resizing, then Enable ‘Force Activities to be Resizable’. After that, Reboot your device and check if Split Screen is resizable or not. 

If Split Screen is not resizable, then your Android version might not be stable for Split Screen because you are using Android version 7 or 8. 

There could be other reasons as well, like Custom Android UI or some UI Bugs.

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Turn off Split Screen Android – Disable Split Screen Android 10 – 12

If you want to turn off Split Screen mode then it’s fairly simple. Drag the Split Screen Window Splitter to the Bottom Edge of the Screen or Top edge of the screen to exit Split Screen Window mode.

To disable the Split Screen feature, Go to System Settings > System/Additional Settings > Force Activities to resizable and turn off this feature. Lastly, Reboot your device.

If you have any Query related to Split Screen, then comment below.

FAQs Android Split Screen

Can Android still Split Screen?

Yes, Android can still Split Screen and it is getting better and better with each version of the new Android OS.

Does Android 12 have Split Screen?

Yes, Android 12 does have the Split Screen feature. It works perfectly smooth and with Android 12L it’s more seamless than ever. You can switch top and bottom windows by double-tapping the splitter.

How do I use Split Screen in Android 11?

You can use the Split Screen feature by tapping on the app icon in Recent Apps Windows and then tapping on another App or Recent App window to enable two windows simultaneously.

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