How to use Multi Window on Galaxy S20

Modern smartphones like the recently released Samsung Galaxy S20 are already equipped with more advanced features allowing users to multitask. Multitasking features like using picture-in-picture, multitasking between apps and using a multi window are among the relevant features present on the new Samsung Galaxy flagship devices. In this post, I will demonstrate a step by step process on how to use the multi window feature on Galaxy S20.

Bigger smartphones are purposely schemed to serve multiple purposes — either as a tablet or a smartphone. Such attributes can be perceived in different Plus variants including the new Samsung galaxy s20 Plus and its predecessors. A bigger display is not only intended for better viewing but also for multitasking.

Multitasking is a feature that allows users to use and manage multiple apps, widgets, and services simultaneously. That said, you can hover notes, videos and browser windows over other apps on your phone. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to use Multi Window on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 3 minutes

The steps I’ve lined up below demonstrate the standard process of activating the Galaxy S20’s multitasking feature, particularly its Multi Window feature. Feel free to refer to these easy steps whenever you need to multitask with your new Samsung smartphone.

  1. Start by tapping the Recent Apps icon from the Home screen.

    A panel of app previews will appear. These are the apps that you've recently used and not closed.

    multi window on galaxy s20 - recent apps key

  2. Next, tap the icon of an app (any from the app previews) that you'd like to view in Multi Window.

    A list of sub-menu options will then show up after making a selection.



    multi window on galaxy s20 - app icon

  3. Tap the option to Open in split screen view.

    This command will launch a shrunken version of the selected application.


    multi window on galaxy s20 - open in split view

  4. Select another app that you want to view or use in the split screen.
    You can add more than one app. 

    The selected apps will then be arranged in a manner that can be viewed in a single display.
    You can navigate through these apps without having to close and open them individually.


    multi window on galaxy s20 - add another app

  5. To exit Multi Window, just tap the Home key at the bottom center and then tap the X icon on the top center.

    Normal screen mode is now reactivated.

    multi window on galaxy s20 - close x icon

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Aside from the multi window, the galaxy s20 is also capable of rendering pictures in picture view. This is beneficial when using navigation apps as you can keep the app always on top of the display. You can also multitask between apps on your galaxy s20.


And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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