How Do I Use Multi Window™ Mode(Multitasking) on my Samsung Galaxy Tab® A?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Multi Window


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.

Use Multi Window


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.

Note: Multi window is not available for all apps.

1. From any screen, touch and hold Recent apps 1 .

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2. If you are currently using an app that supports Multi window, touch an app to add in split screen, or touch two new apps to open in split view.

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

1. Touch the Recent apps 1 key.

2. Recently used apps that support Multi window have a Multi window 1 icon in the title bar. Touch the Multi window icon in the title bar to launch the application in Multi window view.

3. Other recently used apps that support Multi window appear below the launched app. Touch the app icon to add it to the Multi window view.

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

Window Controls


Select an application window and touch Control button 1  in the middle of the window to display the window controls.

1 Switch windows: Switch locations between Multi window applications.

1 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.

1 Minimize window: Minimize the selected app window. This turns the app into a circular, movable icon that can be opened by tapping on it.

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

1 Close app: Close the selected application.

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