Galaxy A5 (2017) - How do I use the multi window view (or split screen view) on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)?

Last Update date : 2017.07.11

Split screen view

Multi window lets you run two apps at the same time in the split screen view. You can switch between the apps, adjust the size of the display on the screen, and copy information from one app to the other.

Note: The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Using Multi Window

1. To access the Recent apps page, touch the Recent key.

2. To launch an app in split screen view, touch the Multi window icon on the title bar.

Multi Window 1

Note: Not all apps support split screen view. Only the apps supporting that special mode will display the Multi window icon.

3. To open another app on a split screen, touch the second app in the lower panel.

Multi Window 2

Note: Not all apps support split screen view. Only the apps supporting that special mode will be displayed. Swipe left or right to display all available apps.

4. To open the Multi window controller, touch the Window controls icon. For more information, view the section below.

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Window Controls

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A: Switch locations between app windows.

B: Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in the selected window and drag it to a location in another window.

C: Maximize the window.

D: Close the highlighted app.

Exiting Multi Window View

1. To exit Multi Window, touch the Window controls icon.

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2. Touch the Close app icon.

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Note: You can also press the Home key to exit split screen view.


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