Galaxy S7 - Open apps in split screen view (SM-G930W8)

Last Update Date : Sep 11. 2019

Split screen view

Split screen view lets you multitask by displaying two applications at once

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Open apps in split screen view

1 From any screen, touch and hold Recents to select applications to view in the split screen window.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
2 Touch the Split screen icon next to the applications you want to open.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Not all apps support split view. If they don't, the icon will not be available.

3 Touch the second app you want to open.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
4 The window with blue outline is the active window.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

See Multi Window Control below for information on managing your screen space.

Split screen view navigation

# Resize windows

 

Touch and drag the control dot between the applications to re-size the windows.

Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

# Manage split screen view

 

Touch the control dot between the applications to access the Split screen view controls.

Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

     • Switch windows : Move the bottom application to the top window and the top application to the bottom window.

 

     • Drag and drop content: Drag and drop text and pictures from one application to the other. This feature is not supported in all applications.

 

     • Minimize window : Minimizes the active window to an icon. Touch the icon to reopen the application in a free-floating window.

 

     • Maximize window : Maximizes the active window.

 

     • Close app : Closes the active window.

Open an app in a pop-up window

To open an application in a pop-up window:

 

# Open by swiping

1 Open the app.
2 Swipe diagonally from top corner towards the center of the screen.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

# Open from Recents

1 Touch the Recents key.
2 Touch and hold the app you want to open in a pop-up window.
Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

# Move or resize a pop-up window

 

• Touch and drag the blue outline to resize the pop-up window.

Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

• Touch and drag the control dot at the top of the pop-up window to move.

Galaxy S7: How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

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