Use Android Nougat Split Screen on Apps Like Pokémon Go That Don’t Support It

Perhaps the biggest new feature in Android Nougat is the ability to run multiple apps at the same time. However, developers like the Pokémon Go developers can opt out. Luckily, you can get apps to run in split-screen mode anyway.

As Android Police points out, there is a hidden option in Android Nougat developer settings forcing apps to be resized, allowing you to use any app you want in split screen mode. First, you need to enable developer settings if you haven’t already:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and select About Phone.
  3. Scroll to Build Number. Tap this button several times (about seven times) until you see a toast notification that says “You are a developer now!”

Once that’s done, you’ll have a new developer-only settings menu. Here you will find a flag that allows you to force the use of multi-window mode for those applications that do not explicitly support it:

  1. Open the developer options menu.
  2. Click Resize Actions.
  3. Reboot your phone.

Now you can enable split screen in any application, whether it supports it or not. Please note that there is probably a good reason why the developer decided not to support multi-window functionality, so this could break your applications. Sp do not give bad review if it causes problems. Check out the Android Police post below for more information.

[Guide] How to use Nougat multi-window mode with applications that do not natively support it, such as Pokémon GO | Police Android


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