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Galaxy Tab S - How do I Use Multi Window™ Mode (Multitasking) on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

Multi window lets you easily complete multiple tasks on one screen. For example, you can take notes while watching a video, or search the web and check your email messages simultaneously. The most commonly used applications are available in the Multi window tray.

The instructions below are only for devices with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Using Multi Window View

Multi window view is not available for all applications.

Apps that support Multi window display together on a split screen. You can switch between the apps, adjust the size of their display on the screen, and copy information from one app to the other.

  1. To access the Multi window tray from any screen, swipe from the right edge of the screen, or press and hold the Back key.

  2. Touch and drag application to screen to open.

  3. Re-open the Multi window tray. Touch and drag the second application to to the screen to open in split screen Multi window view.

  4. Touch the split bar in the middle to reveal the Multi Window icons.


Following options are available:

  • Switch windows: Switch locations between Multi window applications.

  • Drag and drop content: Move items between the application windows. Drag an item to share from one window to another. Some applications may not support this feature.

  • Maximize window: Open the selected window in full screen view.

  • Close app: Close the selected application.


You can also launch recently used apps directly into Multi window view.

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Recent apps key.

  2. Recently used apps that support Multi window have a Multi window icon in the title bar. Touch the Multi window icon in the title bar to launch the application in Multi window view.

    Only applications that support Multi window have the Multi window icon.

  3. Other recently used apps that support Multi window appear below the launched app. You can also swipe to the next page to view other available applications.

  4. Touch an app to open in split screen Multi window view.

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