Multi window is a nice feature added by Samsung in Galaxy devices since Galaxy Note II. You can run two apps side by side (split screen view). Android only added this feature in Android Nougat (android 7.0/7.1).
In Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, you can also minimize an app as floating icon (pop up view) and open it any time partially overlapping your current app.
Please check this guide if you want to know how to use multi window in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.
Anyway, Samsung’s multi window is good for big screens, for example, tablet. Some Galaxy S6 owners may don’t want to use the split screen or pop up view multi window.
Unfortunately, there are no settings in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ for you to disable multi window.
This guide show you how to disable multi window in Galaxy S6 partially (disable the pop up view gesture) and disable multi window completely (both split screen view and pop up view).
How to disable pop up view of multi window in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+
One way to enter multi window mode in Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is through the pop up view gesture as explained in this guide. When a supported app is running, you can drag down diagonally from the top edge (either left or right) of the app window to make the app as a pop up view multi window. Of course, you can later turn it into split screen view of multi window if you want, or back to normal full screen window mode.
This is the feature that has gotten many complaints. A lot of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners may accidentally enter the pop up view mode.
If you just want to disable pop up view multi window mode, you can disable this gesture in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.
Go to Settings — Advanced features as shown below.
Tap Pop-up view gesture as shown below.
In the Pop-up view gesture page, you can turn on (enable) or turn off (disable) pop-up view gesture as shown below.
Please note, this only disables the gesture so that you will not enter pop-up view accidentally. It does NOT disable pop-up view actually.
When you are in split screen view of multi window, you can still convert any app into pop-up view mode.
How to turn off/disable multi window in Galaxy S6 completely
In Galaxy S6, there are no options to turn on/turn off multi window feature. So, if you want to disable multi window completely in Galaxy S6 (S6 edge and S6 edge+), you have to use a third-party app.
You can try the MultiWindow Toggle for Samsung app. It is free from Google Play store. And there are no ads.
The app can be installed just like other apps in Play store.
Once the app is installed, you will find the app is very simple to use because it has only one button for you to enable (turn on) or disable multi window in Galaxy S6 as shown below.
It is very clean, simple and functional (do what it is supposed to do).
How to check whether multi window is disabled or enabled in Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+?
In addition to the MultiWindow Toggle for Samsung app, you can check whether multi window is enabled or disabled in Recent apps.
Tap the Recent button.
In the recent apps list, as shown below, you can check whether the multi window icon presents.
As shown below, in the left side, it indicates the multi window is enabled in Galaxy S6. And in the right side, multi window is disabled.
Please note, as explained in Galaxy S6 multi window page, not all apps support multi window feature. For apps that do not support multi window, there are no multi window icon even multi window is enabled.
Do you know how to disable multi window in Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+?
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.