How to Use Multi Window Mode on Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 now supports Multi Window mode which allows users to open two apps on the screen at the same time.

This new feature is rolling out with various updates and is currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint and we may see the AT&T Galaxy S3 Multi Window update coming soon.

With Multi Window mode, users can run two apps simultaneously on the Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch screen and choose how much of the screen each app can use. The feature was introduced on the Galaxy Note 2 and came to the Galaxy S4 before arriving on the Galaxy S3 last month.

The multi-window view for the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with updates, the latest being Verizon, so if there is no option, it is a good idea to go to check for the update.

How to Use Multi Window Mode on Galaxy S3

This short video will show you how to use Multi Window mode on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and why you might want to run two apps on the screen at the same time.

The first thing to do is to make sure that Multi Window mode is turned on. Pull down the notification drawer and swipe the small toggle set to the right. .

To turn the feature on or off. This will open the right side menu showing the apps compatible with Multi Window mode.

Apps may vary from carrier to carrier, so don’t panic if you see apps other than the ones in the video. Users will see some compatible Google Play apps in the options. If an app is compatible, it will appear here. Users can reorder apps by dragging them, or hide them by tapping edit and then moving them to the right pane.

Use two apps at the same time with Multi Window mode on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

To get started with Multi Window mode, the Galaxy S3 will show both apps at the same time, allowing you to read Facebook while watching YouTube videos or read emails while researching something online in the browser.

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Drag the little line between apps to change the size of the windows. The onscreen keyboard will appear and cover some apps, so if you’re using Multi Window mode for productivity, you may want to pair it with a Bluetooth keyboard.