Use Android Nougat’s Split-Screen On Apps Like Pokemon GO That Don’t Support It

Use Android Nougat’s Split-Screen On Apps Like Pokemon GO That Don’t Support It

Android: Arguably, Android Nougat’s biggest new feature is the ability to run multiple apps at once. However, developers — like those behind Pokemon GO — can opt out. Fortunately, you can force apps to run in split-screen mode anyway.

As Android Police points out, there’s a hidden option in the developer settings on Android Nougat to force apps to be resizable, letting you use any app you want in split-screen mode. First, you’ll need to enable Developer settings if you haven’t already:

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

Once that’s done, you have a new menu of settings just for developers. Here, you’ll find a flag that can let you force multi-window mode on those apps that don’t explicitly support it:

  1. Open the Developer Options menu.
  2. Tap “Force activities to be resizable”.
  3. Restart your phone.

Now you can enable split-screen on any app, regardless of whether or not it supports it. Note, there’s probably a good reason why a developer chose not to support multi-window features, so this could end up breaking your apps. So don’t write a bad review if this causes problems. Check out Android Police’s post below for more information.

[Guide] How to use Nougat’s multi-window with apps that don’t natively support it, like Pokémon GO [Android Police]


  • Honestly, this is great news. Having to restart P-Go every time I switched to WhatsApp to reply to a message got real old real fast.

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