With Android phones like Redmi, Xiaomi, Poco, etc., you can do more than one thing at once. People now prefer using more than one app at once to save time. Thankfully, Xiaomi has a split-screen feature. So, in this guide, I will show you how to use split screen on Xiaomi phones, what it can do for you, and what to do if yours doesn’t work.
How to use split screen on Xiaomi
Xiaomi split screen feature is also known as multi-window, which allows you to use two apps simultaneously on the same screen. Xiaomi smartphones with MIUI Android operating system support this functionality, which is available in most Xiaomi devices running MIUI 9 and above.
So, for this guide, I’m using MIUI 14. It should be the same steps for most versions.
Below are the simple steps on how to use split screen on Xiaomi:
1. Go to recent apps
On Xiaomi devices with on-screen navigation, this button is represented by a square icon at the bottom of the screen. On devices with physical navigation buttons, the “Recent apps” button is usually on the right side of the home button.
My device for this tutorial uses the MIUI gesture feature, so there are no buttons on my screen.
While in the “recent apps” screen, tap and hold on the app you want to use split screen on Xiaomi. The app will be highlighted with split several options.
2. Tap the Split Screen mode icon
3. Select another app to split
Scroll through your list of recent apps and tap on the second app you want to use split screen on Xiaomi.
The screen will now be divided into two sections, with each app occupying half of the display.
For some MIUI versions, you will find the “Split Screen” option at the top of the screen. Just tap on it to enter split screen mode.
4. MIUI Screen is now split
As you can see in the screenshots above, I am now splitting screen for two apps — Facebook and MIUI Note.
How to adjust split screen size
You can adjust the size of the apps. Just tap, hold, and drag up or down the screen split divider or separator line marked in red in the screenshot above. This allows you to allocate more screen space to the app that requires more attention.
How to exit split screen on Xiaomi
To exit split screen mode:
- Press and hold the separator line between the two apps.
- Drag the separator line to the top or bottom of the screen, depending on which app you want to close.
- The remaining app will now occupy the full screen. So, you just exited the Xiaomi split screen.
MIUI split screen not working
Below are the reasons MIUI split screen won’t work:
1. Incompatible MIUI version
Not all Xiaomi, Redmi, or Poco MIUI versions support the split screen feature. Generally, devices running MIUI 9 and later versions are compatible. To check your MIUI version:
- Open the “Settings” app on your device.
- Scroll down and tap on “About phone.”
- Check the MIUI version under the “MIUI” section.
Try updating your device to use split screen on Xiaomi.
2. Incompatible apps
Some Android apps do not support split screen mode. In such cases, you will see a message indicating that the app does not support split screen.
Try using alternative apps that offer similar functionality and support split-screen mode.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some commonly asked questions:
Can I use more than two apps in split screen mode on my Xiaomi device?
By default, Xiaomi smartphones support only two apps in split screen mode. However, some third-party apps or modifications may enable you to use more than two apps simultaneously.
Why can’t I use certain apps in split screen mode?
Some apps may not support split screen mode due to their design or functionality. App developers can choose whether to enable or disable split screen compatibility.
Can I use split screen mode in landscape orientation?
Yes, you can use split screen mode in landscape orientation. However, some apps may not support landscape mode, which can affect screen rotation.