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How to use split screen view on any Samsung tablet model

There are a number of reasons to buy one of the best Samsung tablets. Maybe you need a big, beautiful screen to really scroll through this Netflix watch list. You may be looking to harness the power of the S Pen to create some masterpieces. Or you might be looking for a tablet and work device capable of playing games. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range can handle all of these roles, and do so with ease.

But no matter what your needs are, it’s important to get the most out of the big screen. Having a larger screen is the main advantage of a tablet over a smartphone, and this large screen is particularly suitable for multitasking and viewing multiple applications simultaneously. So whether you’re checking directions while messaging, taking notes while sitting in a meeting, or reading a book while observing social media, here’s how to use the split screen view on your Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.

Hold the Galaxy Tab S8 close at hand and view multiple apps running simultaneously.

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How to use split screen mode in Android 9.0 Pie and above

The easiest way to use split screen mode is to use the built-in Android tools. Split screen viewing on Samsung devices was introduced in Android 9.0 Pie — more than four years ago now — and so most recent Samsung tablets should have access to this feature. Here’s how to use it.

Step 1: Open the first app for split screen viewing. This isn’t required, but you should be able to find the app in your recent apps list.

How to use split screen on any Samsung tablet View recent apps Galaxy Tab

Step 2: Open the recent apps list by either swiping up from the bottom of the tablet and holding it for a second, or by tapping recent applications button in your navigation bar.

Step 3: Click on the icon of your chosen application.

How to use split screen on any Samsung tablet Recent Apps 2 View Galaxy Tab

The fourth step: handle Open in split screen view.

How to use split screen on any Samsung tablet with Galaxy Tab to view the app drawer

Fifth step: Your app will open on the right side, and your app drawer will open on the left.

How to use split screen on any Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

Sixth step: Select the second app you want to open in your app drawer and it will pop up next to your first app.

From here, you can use the two apps as you normally would, but there are a few other tricks you can use as well. You can resize windows by dragging the bar between the two, but you can also open a single app in Pop-up View instead.

How to use split screen on any samsung tablet popup view of galaxy tab

Open an application in a pop-up window

Instead of opening your chosen app in split screen mode, you can instead open it in a small pop-up window. You can do this from your recent apps list, or when you already have an app open in split screen view.

To open from the recent apps list:

Step 1: Open the recent apps list.

Step 2: Click on the application icon and select Open in popup view.

Is the app already open in split screen view? Here’s how to turn it into a popup.

Step 1: Tap the blue line at the top of the app.

Step 2: Select a file Popup view icon. It should be the first on the list.

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