How to Launch 2 Apps Directly in Split-Screen Mode?

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This article covers a simple way to launch 2 apps directly in split-screen mode. The split-screen mode is first introduced in Android Nougat back in 2016. The main motive behind the split-screen mode is to improve multitasking on Android. But since the launch, the split-screen mode in Android hasn’t changed much. It takes a few seconds to open two apps in the split-screen mode.

To open apps in split-screen, first, you have to open each app one by one and then you can choose the split-screen option. And, with the introduction of gestural navigation, it becomes even more complicated. But, if you use split-screen, here is a solution for you.

Split Screen Launcher is a free open source Android app that lets you create split-screen apps shortcuts to easily launch any 2 selected apps in split mode. It adds the shortcut to the home screen so you can quickly launch your favorite apps in the split-screen with a single tap. Let’s see how it’s done.

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How to Launch 2 Apps Directly in Split-Screen Mode?

Split Screen Launcher app is available on the Play Store. Install this app to your phone to create split-screen shortcuts. When you open this app, it welcomes you with an introductory page with a button to create a shortcut.

01 create split-screen shortcut

The “Create Shorcut” button opens a menu where you can select the apps which you want to open in the split-screen. Simply select the top app and bottom app for the split-screen. Not all apps support split-screen so make sure the apps you choose do support split-screen. Once you select the apps, it shows their icons for shortcut along with an option to name the shortcut. It also gives you a button to swap the top and bottom app. Once all done, click the Save button to create the shortcut and it’ll be automatically added to the home screen.

02 lauch 2 apps in split-screen mode

After creating the split-screen apps shortcut, you can quickly launch the respective apps in the split-screen mode. Similarly, you can create as many split-screen apps combinations as you want and add the shortcuts to the home screen.

Closing Words:

Split Screen Launcher is a handy little app that makes launching app in split-screen a breeze on Android. By creating split-screen shortcuts, you no longer have to go through the complex and comparatively long stock process of launching split-screen. You can quickly launch selected apps in the split-screen mode.

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