If you don’t like the limitations of split-screen and prefer a true multi-tasking experience akin to Samsung Galaxy Note’s multi-screen mode, there’s an Android screen hack for that. Using a third-party app with Android’s built-in multi-window support enables numerous apps to operate simultaneously on even more individual smaller screens. Of course, performance will be depend on your device’s processor and RAM size. Before you can do this, you need to enable developer mode first.
- Tap on the gear icon to enter Android settings.
- Go to the “System” page then select “About Phone.”
- Tap on “Build number” at the bottom until it says “you are now developer.”
- Go back to “System” then pick “Developer options.”
- Turn on Developer mode by tapping its toggle.
- Scroll down until you find the “Enable freeform windows” and “Force activities to be resizeable” options, then tap on their toggle.
Next up, download and install Taskbar from the Google Play Store.
- Open Taskbar, then use the toggle on the upper right to enable it.
- Grant the app permissions when asked.
- Tap on the “Freeform mode” option.
- Here, make sure the “Freeform window support” and “Always open apps in new windows” options are checked.
- Now, whenever you open an app using the Taskbar overlay below, it will open in a different window.
- Drag the app window to re-position it on your screen, drag its corners to resize it.
- Tap on home button to close all windows, or tap “X” on each window corner.