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[Tutorial] Long press back button to enter into split screen mode: A more natural approach

2017-12-10 09:37:51
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Hello, Mi Fans!
Although finite, MIUI always comes with awe-inspiring breakthrough ways to add a subtle natural touch to make the present android features more efficient. MIUI 9 Developer ROM added one such change this Friday, to enter to the split screen for their Android N based devices.

Split screen allows content diversity, and helps in giving equal visual weight to two categories but it only makes a more logical sense if we have a more intuitive way to call for to split your screen in half and add something more to what is already present as most things come announced and unplanned, instead we just get along and make some space with what we already have instead. To accomplish such an actionable design that is more natural to call for, MIUI 9 introduces an optional change to give prominent and equal consideration to two different apps with a long press of a back button.



Where to Enable
  • Go to settings - additional settings - button & gesture shortcuts
  • Find enter split screen - long press the back button



Next time when you are watching a video and something catches your attention to search, or want to create an event while checking emails, just long press the back button to enter to the split screen mode, while the current foreground app is already open.

Note:
  • Some native MIUI apps aren’t supported for split screen
  • This feature is only available for devices with Android 7.0+
  • This option is currently available for MIUI 9 Developer ROM only, it will come to Stable ROM too

FAQ
Can I choose different button than back button?
Yes, you can choose from three different options to press and hold: Home, Menu or Back button

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2017-12-10 09:37:51
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A faster way to enter the split-screen mode, thanks for the tutorial bro
2017-12-10 09:42:01
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Bunny Pro

1643636445 | from MI MAX

#2

good change made for shortcuts
2017-12-10 09:50:42

Bunny Master

PriyaSaran | from Redmi 4A

#3

Thanks for the info
2017-12-10 10:02:48

Bunny Semi-pro

smile17 | from Redmi 4A

#4

அருமையான பதிவு சூப்பர் bro |,,,,,,
2017-12-10 10:06:08

Bunny Semi-pro

smile17 | from Redmi 4A

#5

redmi 4A not split screen option enable my new 9 Global beta not working
2017-12-10 10:24:18

Bunny Master

Vikas kuri | from app

#6

thanks for sharing
2017-12-10 10:48:45

Bunny Master

piyush1976 | from Redmi Note 4

#7

already using home for this...But it's nice trick...
2017-12-10 10:53:21
Tech savy

Bunny Pro

1701418833 kiran bh | from Redmi 4

#8

Nice beautiful information
2017-12-10 11:30:00

Bunny Pro

1701418833 kiran bh | from Redmi 4

#9

Nice information
2017-12-10 11:32:35

Bunny Pro

8131016561 | from MI MAX

#10

Let's try .... Thanks for sharing.
2017-12-10 11:46:31
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