Among the various features present in Android devices, one of the most useful for many people is that of splitting the screen, allowing access to two applications at the same time, with each one occupying half of the screen.

Remember that this is a feature that became available from the Nougat update (7.0), so your device must be at least in this version to be able to use the split screen system.

How to split android phone screen

The first process to resort to the split screen system is quite simple. Tap the “square” icon in the bottom resource bar to open the recent apps screen. Select the one you want to use and drag to the upper area, where there is an indication “Hold down a window and drag here to use split screen”.

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Once you have chosen the application that will be on the top screen, just check among your options which one you want to remain at the bottom of the screen to start using the split screen feature with two programs running simultaneously.

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It’s important to note that leaving two heavy programs running in this mode (such as a game and YouTube with a song, for example) can slow some of them down, so it’s good to check if your available memory is enough before leaving two programs that require more of the hardware that way.

Splitting the screen into specific devices

If you are a Motorola device user, you can also do this by opening a program as usual and then holding down the square icon at the bottom to automatically go to the split screen option. For those who have a Xiaomi device, just tap the application icon and select the option with two parallel bars that appear on the screen to divide it.

It is noteworthy that this year, Android Auto also received support for the split-screen option, as well as that Android 12 will have a new design that brings, among its novelties, improvements to the split-screen function.