How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9

Rindi Putra
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How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9
How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9Here is how to use the split screen feature on the Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI version 8, MIUI 9, or later. We can open two applications on one screen at a time.

When the Split Screen feature is active on your phone (screen becomes 2 parts), we can watch video on screen one and at the same time, we can read or chat. Both can be operated simultaneously.

when we finished using split screen, we can easily restore the screen to its original settings (full screen). As easy as getting out of an app like pressing the back button or the home screen button.

Requirements to get Split Screen feature in Xiaomi Smartphone version MIUI 9

Not all Xiaomi Smartphones with MIUI 9 can use the split screen feature

Noteworthy in using this split-screen feature is not the"How to" (because it is easy to do), but the requirement to get this feature.

To be able to use this split screen feature our Xiaomi smartphone must using MIUI version 8 or MIUI 9 with OS Nougat (or later). If you still use the previous OS, then you can not get this feature.

Therefore, not all Xiaomi phones with MIUI 9/8 can use the split screen feature, because there are still many users using Marshmallow OS (although it is MIUI 9).

How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Smartphone

for example we will open Youtube and Browser (Chrome) apps on split screen. You can open other applications as you want.

  1. Open The First App (Youtube App for example)
  2. Press the Menu button
  3. Then 'Split Screen' menu will appear on the top-left of the screen. Click the icon or text.
    How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9
  4. Drag the Youtube tab to the upper screen area (Drag here to use split screen). Then release.
    How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9
  5. Find and Click Second app (Browser Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc). To put it at the bottom of the screen (screen 2).
    How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9
  6. Done. Enjoy! :)

No other application to open for the split screen?

If you have opened the app on the first screen (top) but there is no other app option on the second screen and message like this: "Open apps from the Home screen".

Just click on that text on the second screen (bottom) and after that, we can choose the application to be opened on the second screen at split screen feature.

This happens usually if we have done a system cleanup (clean chace or clean trash). Or it could be because hp just turned on so do not have log history.
How to Use Split Screen on Xiaomi Phone MIUI 8/9

How to Close or Stop the Split Screen feature

When we have finished using the split screen feature and want to go back to the normal screen, we just need to press >Menu button then click popup >Exit (which will appear when we press the Menu button)

Why we don't have split screen feature on Android Marshmallow?

Maybe there is still asking why his Xiaomi smartphone does not get the split screen feature but already using MIUI 9.

Please note that MIUI is a custom OS created by Xiaomi for its users to get the maximum features and experience of the official OS owned by Android.

How extreme any custom OS that created there must be some limitations because Android software itself has a license (although it is open-source) and everyone must obey it, including Xiaomi.

However, it is only a matter of time for all MIUI 9 users to get this split screen feature, as always, operating system updates for each type and brand of the smartphone are different.

Keep in mind that this is just one of the many features offered by Xiaomi, there are many other features that we can enjoy in MIUI 9 such as multi-gesture, smart shortcut, trackball, etc.

That's the discussion on how to use the split screen feature in MIUI 8/9. If you have questions on this tutorial please put them in the comment field below as usual. Stay wise! #beWiseUser!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra

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