How to Enable Split Screen in Android 9 Pie

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Use multiple screens on Android 9 Pie? Here’s how to enable and use Split screen in android Pie 9.0 devices. You can use two apps at the same time using this android Pie’s Split-screen multitasking. In Android P developer preview 2, you can see settings to use multi-window on devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, and other supported non-pixel devices.

You can enable Split-screen mode in android 9 Pie using the recent apps button on your devices. This is helpful to watch YouTube videos or movies and surfing the web at the same time in your device using this Android Pie multitasking feature. Follow below-given step by step process to use split-screen in Android Pie 9.0.

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How to Use Android Pie Split Screen MultiTasking Mode

First of all install android P Beta in your Google Pixel, Pixel XL and other supported devices. After following the below settings.

Recent apps button in android P device

Step 1: Tap a recent apps button in android Pie 9.0 from any screen.

You can see the most recently used apps list on your devices.

Step 2: Swipe screen right side to find the app you want to use as a split-screen mode.

Enable split screen mode in android P

Step 3: Tap App icon at top of the app (Show above screenshot).

How to use Split screen in android P 9.0

Step 4: Tap Split screen.

Now top half of the screen set in your device.

Use split screen mode on android P 9.0


Step 5: Select another app.

How to enable and use Split screen in android P 9.0

Now this selected app opens in the bottom half of the screen. Enjoy this android Pie multitasking feature and use your favorite two apps at the same time and save time. Long press the slider in the middle of the screen and move up or down to adjust the screen display.

Step 6: To change the app, tap the Recent button (Intents button).

Step 7: Select the app you want to add.

“The app does not support the Split screen” message view while the app not supported this feature.

Note: Not all apps supported this split-screen view feature.

Exit split-screen mode in Android Pie 9

Tap and hold the slider and swipe down to the end of the screen.

How to enable Split-screen mode using android 9 Pie navigation gesture control

First of enabling android P navigation gesture in your devices using below settings.

Settings > System > Gestures > Enable Swipe up from any screen

Android P Gesture navigation for Split screen view

Now you can see the above-given screen in your Google Pixel and other supported android Pie 9.0 devices.

Android P Gesture navigation use as split screen


Step 1: Swipe up from any screen to view the most recently used apps list.

Step 2: Swipe the right side to find the app you want to use as multi-tasking.

Step 3: Tap App icon at top of the app.

Step 4: Touch Split screen.

Step 5: Select another app from list.

And that’s it. Do you still have questions about enable and use Split screen in android 9 pie? What are your favorite features of the Android Pie OS? Let us know in the below comment section.

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