This Galaxy S9 guide explains what Multi Window can do for you, how to use split screen view, how to use the pop-up view, and how to use snap window on Galaxy S9 and S9+.
What is Multi Window on Galaxy S9 and S9+?
Multi Window on Galaxy S9 and S9+ allows you to use two apps side-by-side in the split screen view, or simultaneously use two or more apps in the pop-up view.
For example, you may want to browse the info of a product in the Amazon app and share some key info with your friends in the Messages app.
Or you may want to get some numbers from a spreadsheet in Google Sheets for an email.
Without the Multi Window, you will have to switch between apps several times.
If you are familiar with Multi Window on Galaxy S9 and S9+, you can greatly improve your productivity, and therefore get a better ROI of your Galaxy S9 or S9+.
Samsung introduced Multi Window many years in Galaxy Note 2 in 2012, which is 4 years earlier than the stock multiwindow feature introduced in Android Nougat.
Over the years, Samsung has improved and polished the multiwindow feature and made it one of the best features in Galaxy phones.
Basically, if you need to switch apps a few times for a task, you very likely will benefit from the Multi Window feature once you get used to it.
What are the two Multi Window modes on Galaxy S9 and S9+?
There are two screen modes of Multi Window on Galaxy S9 and S9+:
- Split-screen view.
- Pop-up view.
In the split screen view, two apps share the whole screen without overlapping. The status bar will be hidden as in the immersive full-screen mode. The navigation bar is shared and linked to the currently active app window.
In the pop-up view, one or more app windows can float over or behind other app windows. You may use multiple apps simultaneously, just like what you can do on a PC,