Split-screen, without doubt, is one of the most productive features of Android. It was one of the biggest feature additions in Android Nougat. It’s been here for three years now. Still, there are many apps which do not support this multi-window feature.
Anyways, have you ever tried to split-screen Instagram? A sweet little popup shows up saying “App does not support split-screen”.
But, what if we tell you that you can access Instagram (or for that matter, ANY APP) while watching your favourite Youtube videos? Sure, people have been able to add unsupported apps to Samsung and LG’s implementation of split-screen, or by rooting their phones. But this method does not require you to root your device.
You don’t need to modify your software or void your warranty.
Disclaimer: Tecuila isn't responsible for any harm to your device. However, to be honest, any issue arising by this can be fixed with a reboot.
A phone with Android 7.0+ and a pinch of willingness to force split-screen any app.
Force Split-Screen Any App: The Steps
First things first, you need to have your Developer options enabled.
To enable, go to Settings > About phone > tap on Build number seven times. Once you are done, a message will appear saying, “You are now a developer!” Now, come back to the Settings menu of your phone.
- Scroll down to the bottom and open the Developer options.
- Again scroll all the way down and you’ll find “Force activities to be re-sizable”.
- Tap on the toggle to activate.
- When the phone restarts, you’ll be able to split-screen Instagram and all the other apps which do not natively support multi-window.
It is worth noting that there must probably a good reason why a developer chose to not enable multi-window. Also, if an app crashes or causes issues, please don’t write a bad review for the developer.
Did you try it yet? Also, did it work for you? Let us know in the comments below.