How to use Apps in Split Screen mode in MIUI 9 for Xiaomi devices – Multi Window mode

Xiaomi has introduced their latest Android skin, the MIUI 9 which comes with many new features and options to give new look and functions to your Xiaomi smartphones. One of the major features which has been introduced in the Multi window or Split Screen option to your Xiaomi smartphones. This feature was first introduced in Android Nougat 7.0 by Google last year which became a big hit, as it helps in multi-tasking. One problem which Xiaomi users faces earlier was that devices running on Android Nougat 7.0 did not get the Split screen option as MIUI 8 did not support the feature. With the latest MIUI 9 skin, all Xiaomi smartphone running on Android 7.0 Nougat or later can use Split screen feature.

How to enable or use Split screen mode in MIUI 9

List of Xiaomi Smartphones supporting Split-Screen or Multi-window mode:

  • Mi Mix
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi 6
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi A1

With Split Screen mode you can use two apps at the same time, for example you can watch a Youtube Video and Chat with your friends using WhatsApp at the same time or if you are driving and listening to songs on youtube and want to check the route, you can use Google maps simultaneously with the help of split screen feature. which is true multi tasking. The same can be done with many other apps which support Multi window. If you are having any of the above mentioned Xiaomi devices and have upgraded to the latest MIUI 9 OS, see the steps below to know how to use Multi-tasking or split-screen to run two apps simultaneously.

How to use two apps in Split screen mode in MIUI 9:

From your Home Screen, tap on the “Recent Apps” (three lines) icon present to the right of the Home button.

This takes you to the Recent Apps page where all your recently opened apps will be shown, on the top left of the screen you can see an option “Split Screen” – tap on it.

Now you will be seeing the option – “Drag items here” on the top of the display. Here you have to hold on the app and drag the App which you would like to see on the top half of the display.

The App will be set on the top half of the display, now tap on the second app which you would like to set in the bottom half of the display. And you are done, both the apps selected will now be displayed one on the top and second on the bottom.

You can use both the applications simultaneously at the same time. If you want to have one app bigger and the other app smaller, you can do that by Dragging the Black divider line present in between both the apps up or down. You can Swap the positions of the apps by double tapping on the Divider line.

How to Exit Split Screen mode in MIUI 9:

Once that you are done with using two apps in the Split-screen mode, its time to exit the mode and get back to single app mode. Follow the steps mentioned below to exit split screen mode in MIUI 9.

From the Split Screen display, you need to tap on the “Recent Apps” button located to the right of the Home button.

You will  be seeing a small Oval icon on the top of the screen named “Exit” tap on it to exit the Split screen mode.

Enjoy the Split Screen mode in MIUI 9 on your Xiaomi smartphones to get the most out of your time doing multi tasking.

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