As with many of Samsung’s devices, you can use apps in a split screen mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8 so that you may view two apps at the same time. Here’s how you can take advantage of this feature.
- Open the apps you wish to use as you normally would.
Note: The app must be one that supports multi-screen. Otherwise, you will get a message that the app “does not support split screen view”.
- Tap the “Recents” button. A list of your running apps will appear.
- Navigate the list of apps by swiping up or down. Tap the multi-window icon located to the left of the X in the app window. It will open in the upper-half of the screen. Apps that do not have the multi-window icon cannot be run in split screen mode.
- Select another app in the bottom portion and it will enlarge on the bottom-half of the screen.
You are now using your Samsung Galaxy S8 in split screen mode.
For more options, select the ball in between the app windows. You can exit split screen by selecting this ball then the “X” that appears in the menu.
This tutorial applies to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ models SM-G955 and SM-G950.