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Open Apps in Split Screen View on Your Galaxy S7

Split screen view lets you multitask by displaying two apps 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 or app, you can access the Recent apps screen by touching Recent.

  2. Touch one of the apps you want to open in a Split Screen view. 

  3. Touch the second app you want to open.

  4. The window with the blue line is the active window.

Split Screen View Controls

Resize Windows

  • Touch the control dot between the apps to make one app larger than the other.

Manage Split Screen View

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

The Split screen view controls let you perform the following actions:

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

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

  • Close app: Closes the active window.

Open an App in a Pop-up

Open by Swiping

To open an app in a pop-up window:

  1. Open the app.

  2. Touch a top corner of the screen, and swipe diagonally toward the center of the screen.

Open From Recent

  1. Touch Recent.

  2. Touch and hold the app you want to open in a pop-up window.

Move or Resize a Pop-up

  1. Touch the app you want to resize the pop-up.

  2. Touch the pop-up window control at the top of the pop-up window to resize the app.

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

    • Maximize window: Maximizes the active window. 

    • Close app: Closes the active window.

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