The Samsung Galaxy S20 devices are powered by intelligent processors. It'd be a shame if you didn't use them to the fullest. Or, if you didn't multitask on two apps at the same time. Yep, your new Samsung phone can open two apps at the same time, and the best thing is that you can carry on your work just as well as you would do on independent screens.
The deal gets even sweeter if you have the Galaxy S20 Ultra. With its large screen, it's a breeze to carry on your work in the split-screen mode.
So, if you're looking to multitask using the split-screen mode in the Galaxy S20 variants, here's how you can do it. And we also have a couple of additional tricks and tips. So don't forget to read it till the end.
Let's get going, shall we?
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1. Make Apps Run in Split Screen
On Galaxy S20 devices, switching two apps to split-screen is pretty easy on One UI 2.0. Unlike the Android 8 Oreo, you do not have to drag windows to a specified location on your phone's display to activate the Split screen.
Instead, you just have to make sure that both the apps are active. Once done, long-tap on the Recents button to enter the Overview Selection menu.
Step 1: Slide left to find the app of your choice. Once done, tap on the App icon, as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 2: As soon as you select the second option from the list, you'll see the app located to the upper portion of the screen, with the remaining apps appearing on the lower half.
Now, all you need to do is select one from the list, and that's it. There's your split-screen mode on your Galaxy S20.
By default, the first app that you choose always comes at the top, followed by the second app at the bottom. However, if you want the apps to switch location, long-press on the tiny dash icon, as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Next, tap on the second option and Voila! The apps will change their positions in seconds.
Cool Tip: You can drag the slider if you want to change the aspect ratio of the apps.
2. Create App Pair
However, in the long run, creating app pair may end up consuming more time than anticipated, especially if you use the same apps together quite frequently.
In such a case, it's best if you create an App Pair. Introduced in Galaxy Note 8, this feature lets you open apps in split-screen directly. And in this process saves you from redundant taps.
However, for this process to work, you need to have the Apps module of the Edge Panel enabled.
Step 1: Pull the Edge Panel and tap on the Settings cog at the left corner. Tap on the little Tick icon above the Apps panel to enable it.
Step 2: Once done, open the app panel again and tap on Edit to enter the edit mode. Here, you will see the option for Create App Pair at the top.