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Split screen not working android Nougat: How to fix

Have you ever use split screen on android nougat and marshmallow device? We already know how to enable split screen mode android nougat 7.0 devices. Using this split-screen or multi window mode on android, you can use two apps at the same time on your device screen side by side. Also disable multi-window display on your android device so only full screen available. It’s easy to fix split screen not working android phone.

In split screen mode two apps running side by side or one above the other at same time. When android phone is in multi-window mode, some of the features are disabled such as System UI, certain apps and more. Follow below given method to fix split screen not working android nougat 7.0 & 7.1 and marshmallow devices.


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How to fix split screen not working android nougat 7.0 & marshmallow

split screen not working android nougat 7.0

1st Way: Restart your android device

One of the simple solutions of all android device problems. Reboot your device and after few seconds again switch on. Sometimes this restart your devices fix your android device issue.

2nd Way: Check latest system update available

Check any latest update available for your android phone or tablet device. If update available then update your device. Now restart your device and check split screen mode is working in your device.

system software update available in nougat

Settings > System > about phone > System updates

3rd Way: Factory reset your android phone

 Step 1:  Go to “Settings

Various section seen on screen.

Step 2: Under personal section, tap “Backup & reset

Step 3: Tap “Factory data reset

Reset android phone fix split screen mode error

Step 4: Tap “Reset phone

If set any pattern lock or password & other security to unlock your device, draw pattern to unlock your device.

Step 5: Tap “Erase everything

This factory reset will delete all your device internal storage data including photos, downloaded apps, your Google account and other personal data.

It none of the above given methods worked for you to fix android split screen is not working then you should try below given method in your android nougat and marshmallow device.

4th Way: Wipe cache partition nougat 7.0 to fix split screen not working android

Step 1: Turn on your android phone and other device

Step 2: Press & hold the volume down button and power button at the same time until the device turn on.

Start button see when android phone is recovery mode

You can view Android system recovery screen on your phone. By default “start” button on android phone.

Recovery mode on android nougat 7.0 device

Step 3: Press the volume down button until see recovery mode

Step 4: Press the power button to restart into recovery mode

Android red exclamation mark symbol

You can see the screen of “android robot with red exclamation mark icon” on android phone.

how to clear cache partition on android 7.0 phone

Step 5: Press volume buttons to scroll to “wipe cache partition”, press the power button to select it.

This message view on phone screen: Wipe cache?

Wipe cache partition in android 7.0 nougat device

Step 6: Tap volume buttons to scroll to Yes and press the power button to select it.

Clearing the cache may take 2-3 minutes.

Reboot system now to fix split screen error

Step 7: Use the volume buttons to scroll to “reboot system now”, press the power button to select it.

That’s all. Now check multi-window mode working on your android device.

I hope above given method fix split screen not working android nougat problem. If you have found any other solution to fix this, please share with us below comment box. Share this article with your friends.

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