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How to enable split-screen multitasking on a OnePlus phone

How to enable split-screen multitasking on a OnePlus phone
How to enable split-screen multitasking on a OnePlus phone (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

With phones getting taller and narrower, it's easier than ever to use split-screen multitasking. OnePlus has offered the feature in OxygenOS for some time now, and launching multi-window mode is as easy as picking the two apps you want to use simultaneously. Here's how to get started.

How to enable split-screen multitasking on a OnePlus phone

Before you can launch split-screen multitasking, you'll need to open the two apps that you want to use simultaneously. Once that's done, hit the home button to go to the home screen. You can now enable split-screen multitasking by following these steps:

  1. Hit the overview button to pull up all apps in the background.
  2. Navigate to the app that you want to use in the top portion and hit the action menu (three vertical lines above the preview window).
  3. Select Split screen.

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  1. Now choose the second app you want to use.
  2. Drag the slider to adjust the position of the window.
  3. Pull down the slider all the way to the bottom to exit split-screen multitasking.

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

The only thing to note is that not all apps work with multi-window mode. Other than that limitation, you have a lot of freedom to adjust the scaling and figure out a system that works best for your use case. Split-screen multitasking is particularly suited to the likes of the OnePlus 7T, which has a large 6.5-inch display.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.