Depending on the Xiaomi device, we can split the screen and display two applications at the same time to be more efficient when working or browsing with the mobile.
There are two methods to split the screen which, depending on the MIUI version, can be accessed through the recent apps or set a button shortcut.
We can also change the screen size by dragging the edge of the respective window.

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How to Open Split screen - Recent apps How to Open Split screen - Button shortcut
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How to Open Split screen - Recent apps

Depending on your Xiaomi device, we can display apps that are open in the background one below the other to make working on the phone more effective. If selected apps are in the foreground, we can change the display size by dragging the border.

Android 10 | MIUI 12.0
Step 1:  Tap on  Recent apps
Step 2:  Tap and hold an  app  
Step 3:  Tap on  Split screen
Step 4:  Select the second  app
Step 5:  Drag the  border  to resize the contents
Step 6:  Tap the  Home button  to exit
  1. Tap on Recent apps
  2. Tap and hold an app 
  3. Tap on Split screen
  4. Select the second app
  5. Drag the border to resize the contents
  6. Tap the Home button to exit

How to Open Split screen - Button shortcut

To split the screen on the Xiaomi smartphone we can also set a shortcut. To start the function we can choose from the following options:

  • Long press the Home button.
  • Long press the Menu button (Recent apps)
  • Long press the Back button
Android 11 | MIUI 12.0
Step 1: Tap on  Settings
Step 2: Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3: Tap on  Button shortcuts
Step 4: Tap on  Open Split screen
Step 5: Choose  Long press the Home / Menu / Back button
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Button shortcuts
  4. Tap on Open Split screen
  5. Choose Long press the Home / Menu / Back button
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