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How to use Dual Window on the LG G3

The LG G3 is packed with useful features, and with Dual Window you can interact with not one, but two apps at the same time. LG isn't the first phone maker to implement such a feature, but with the 5.5-inches of screen real estate to play with it can be extremely useful.

First up you'll need to make sure Dual Window is enabled:

  • Head into the Settings app
  • Under "Device," scroll down until you see "Dual Window"
  • Switch the on-screen toggle to "on"

While you're in the settings, too, you'll see an option for "Split view" that will automatically engage dual window when tapping on links in full screen or for image attachments in emails. If this is something that sounds useful to you, go ahead and check the box while you're there.

Otherwise, enabling dual window is incredibly simple and can be done from within any app or anywhere on the phone. Hold your finger on the back button until you see the box here displayed. There are only certain apps on the G3 that you can use in dual window mode and they'll all be displayed here. Here's the full list – not including TV which is exclusive to the Korean model we have here:

  • Recent apps
  • Internet
  • Messaging
  • E-mail
  • Gallery
  • Chrome
  • YouTube
  • Google Maps
  • Hangouts
  • Gmail
  • File Manager

Simply drag the apps you want to use into place. One up top, one down the bottom and the windows will snap into position. If you want one bigger than the other, that's no problem either. Tap on the window you want to resize so the blue border appears and drag the bottom edge to make it larger or smaller. Easy to use and helps you get a couple of things done at once on that nice, big display.

For more, see our LG G3 help page, and swing by our G3 forums!

  • Never had a desire to use this. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love the bias. LG is packed with features while you will find the usual Samsung bloat. That being said, LG G3 is an awesome phone. If it was between that or the S5 I would go G 3 Posted via Android Central App
  • GS5 is also packed with features. Just way too many ;-) Posted via Android Central App
  • Seems like just the right amount of them are turned on for me, the others must have disappeared when I turned them off...
  • I found the smartass! ^^^
  • Ooh snap! Posted via Android Central App
  • I never use it. Maybe if I could use any installed app.... Samsung Moment->HTC EVO->EVO LTE->LG G3
  • Yeah I do not know how difficult it is on the LG but on Samsung it is easy to code an app for it. Posted via Android Central App
  • I have mine rooted And I used "multi window mod" on the play store...YouTube and reddit at the same time! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey how did you root your g3 any advice you can give me would be much appreciated
  • If you rooted you can use any app. How to Enable All Apps for Dual-Window on Rooted …: Posted via Android Central App
  • Great copy from Lg but much better implemented on the industry leader Samsung Mobile​ on the Galaxy Note products. It's pretty much plain and simple Samsung created the feature and the phablet category made prominent today that everyone needs to copy. All manufacturers can do is copy they will never be better. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • How do you know? Do you own an LG G3? It seems you own nothing but Samsung products so I guess your answer would be no. If that's the case, STFU and go sniff your note 3's USB port.....
  • Lg G3 sucks MAJOR MONKEY BALLS PERIOD. why have a copy cat bootleg product when you can have a proven product. Shut up willie Lg is still only at 7.5% market share if they were so legit they be better than Huawei's 11% market share. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • The G3 is my first LG phone and I am really happy with it. Much more so than I was with my laggy S4. I don't mind so much who copied who. I only care how the device in my hand functions. In this regard, the G3 is fantastic. If I was you, Richard (which thankfully I am not), I would focus more on my basic writing and communication skills than sharing my asinine opinions.
  • Could you kindly stick your opinions up your arse......thanks, don't come again.
  • The feature is really clunky Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is one of the main features I use on my Note 2 and fear that if I deviate from the note line, I will miss the split screen functionality too much. Granted, I use it much more because I'm rooted and can use any app I want in multiwindow format (meaning I probably wouldn't be as hooked if I were limited to predefined apps only working in multiwindow). Does anyone know if by rooting the G3 you can allow more than the mentioned list of apps to work with split view? Are there any other phones that have a multiwindow function (either stock or modded) that don't come with a Samsung stamp on the phone??
  • The answer for your g3 question is few comments above. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Didnt use it until I rooted by G3 and enabled the ability to use all apps. Now I use it every day and really enjoy having it.
  • You can simultaneously use any phone app? How did you do that? My G3 is already root ..
  • are people just high or plain old retarded for saying this feature isnt useful?? multiwindow is by far one of the greatest features ive ever seen. samsung did it first and now lg is doing it. why the hell isnt this a permanent feature across android?? youtube while texting/surfing is the best thing anyone can do on a smartphone
  • Those people saying they don't use it or it's not significant is because they are Google Nexus socialist. Stock android heads how can they know anything about features or customizations based on software implementations. It's pretty plain and simple nothing beats Samsung for software solutions or implementations of feature enhancements. From my Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile via Android Central App
  • It's pretty plain and simple, you need to shut the feck up and go and lick your Samsung products. What the hell is wrong with you?
  • Too many features? Since when having too many features either in software, hardware or just about in anything and every thing are wrong, bad and undesirable? Get real dude. lol
  • I use this all the time with YouTube and Chrome among other things. Still need the ability to open two Chrome windows...
  • I wish Google would implement some sort of this functionality into AOSP for tablets and large-screen phones. That way devs can build it to work for any appropriate device (or maybe they wouldn't have to do anything at all).
  • I am a big fan of Split View. Very useful to me when I am clicking on links in email. Posted via Android Central App
  • I recommend this one, Floating Web Browser, a multitasking browser that can use over other apps like popup window.
    It will save your time from switching between apps.