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Galaxy Tab S2 - How do I open applications in Split screen view on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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 Applications In Split Screen View

  1. From any screen, touch and hold Recents to select apps to view in the split screen window.

  2. Touch Split View next to the applications you want to open. Not all apps support Split view. 

  3. Touch the second application you want to open.

  4. Window with blue outline is the active window.

    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.


Manage Split Screen View

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


  • 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 Application in a Pop-up

To open an application in a pop-up window:

Open by Swiping

  1. Open the application.

  2. Swipe diagonally from top corner towards the center of the screen.


Open From Recent Apps. 

  1. Touch Recent.

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


Move or Resize Pop-up Window

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

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

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