1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I updated my s8 software and the multi window has completely gone....help!!!

    The layout of the phone is totally different! 😫

    Kiran
    03-20-2019 01:16 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's not gone, just placed elsewhere. Apparently due to conflict with Google policies they had to disable the multitasking button long-press, so now you have to tap the multitasking button, and long-press on the app (the icon at the top, not the app preview) you want to enable for multi-window.
    tube517 likes this.
    03-20-2019 01:42 PM
  3. Crackerjack99's Avatar
    It's not gone, just placed elsewhere. Apparently due to conflict with Google policies they had to disable the multitasking button long-press, so now you have to tap the multitasking button, and long-press on the app (the icon at the top, not the app preview) you want to enable for multi-window.
    Where is this multitasking button?
    03-20-2019 02:45 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Right next to the Home button (multitasking/multi-window button...usually looks like a stack of rectangles unless you modified the navigation bar theme).
    03-20-2019 03:41 PM
  5. Droidpora's Avatar
    It's not gone. It seems to be enabled by default or at least there is no setting to enable/disable it anymore. On the multitasking window, each app has a little icon on "top center" of the preview. Press that icon and a menu opens that allows you "Open in split screen view" or "Open in pop-up view". I had to call T-mobile support and they had no idea of this. They transferred me to Samsung support who quickly helped me find it.
    06-26-2019 01:08 PM
  6. J Leigh's Avatar
    Tap your recent button like you did before and and tap the top of the app. See in photo. After you tap that it'll give you the multi option. Some apps don't have the option though.
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung s8 multi window gone-screenshot_20190629-005325_one-ui-home.jpg  
    06-29-2019 01:00 AM
  7. Terry_Aaron1155's Avatar
    It's not gone, just placed elsewhere. Apparently due to conflict with Google policies they had to disable the multitasking button long-press, so now you have to tap the multitasking button, and long-press on the app (the icon at the top, not the app preview) you want to enable for multi-window.
    Thanks alot for the tip idev never figured it out if it wasn't for this post, really appreciate it, it was needed so badly.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    11-17-2020 12:09 PM
  8. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I rarely use multi window any more and recently noticed Samsung crippled it at some point. It's way more feature packed on the N3/4/5 than my N8/9.

    It's a shame really.
    11-17-2020 01:54 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I rarely use multi window any more and recently noticed Samsung crippled it at some point. It's way more feature packed on the N3/4/5 than my N8/9.

    It's a shame really.
    You try Samsung good lock app ? Big difference
    Laura Knotek and SpookDroid like this.
    11-17-2020 07:15 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks alot for the tip idev never figured it out if it wasn't for this post, really appreciate it, it was needed so badly.
    Hi, welcome to AC!
    11-17-2020 07:15 PM
  11. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    You try Samsung good lock app ? Big difference
    No, I really should with the way I surf these forums and continue to see it mentioned.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-17-2020 09:38 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    No, I really should with the way I surf these forums and continue to see it mentioned.
    I can't praise that app enough
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-17-2020 09:44 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I can't praise that app enough
    I love Good Lock also.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-17-2020 11:37 PM

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