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Opening Apps in Split Screen View on Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-P550, SM-T550, and SM-T350)

Split screen view lets you multitask by displaying two apps in one screen.

Opening in Split Screen View

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  2. Touch Split Screen next to the apps you want to open. Not all apps support Split view. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  3. Touch the second app you want to open.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  4. The window with a blue outline is the active window.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View

    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 apps to re-size the windows.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View

Manage Split Screen View

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  • Switch windows: Move the bottom app to the top window and the top app to the bottom window.

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

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

  •  Close app: Closes the active window.

Opening an App in a Pop-up

Open by Swiping

  1. Open the app.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  2. Swipe diagonally from top corner towards the center of the screen.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View

Open From Recents

  1. Touch Recents.

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View

Move or Resize Pop-up Window

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

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View
  • Touch and drag the control dot at the top of the pop-up window to move.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Split Screen View

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