Floating an app on Android can be a great way to multitask, especially on larger devices like tablets. This feature allows you to keep an app visible on the screen while using other apps or browsing the web. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to float an app on Android.
Step 1: Open the App You Want to Float
The first step is to open the app that you want to float. Once you have the app open, tap on the square button at the bottom of your screen. This will show you all of your recent apps.
Tip: Some Android devices may have a slightly different layout for accessing recent apps. If you are unsure how to access recent apps, refer to your device’s user manual.
Step 2: Tap and Drag App
Next, find the app that you want to float and tap and hold it with your finger. Then, drag it up towards the top of your screen until it hovers over a portion of your screen.
Step 3: Resize and Position
Once you have dragged the app up towards the top of your screen, it should now be floating over other apps. You can resize and reposition the floating app by tapping and holding it with one finger and then dragging it around with another finger.
To resize the floating app, tap and hold onto one of its corners until two blue dots appear. Then, drag these dots inwards or outwards to make the app smaller or larger.
Note: Not all apps can be resized when floated.
Step 4: Use Other Apps as Usual
With your floating app in place, you can now use other apps as usual while keeping your floating app visible on-screen. To access other apps that are hidden behind your floating window, simply tap and hold onto it and then drag it aside.
Step 5: Close the Floating App
To close the floating app, simply tap and hold onto it with one finger and then drag it down towards the bottom of your screen until it disappears.
- Tip: Some devices may have a slightly different method for closing floating apps. Refer to your device’s user manual if you are unsure how to do this.
- Note: Not all apps support floating windows. If you cannot drag an app up towards the top of your screen, then it is likely not compatible with this feature.
Floating an app on Android can be a great way to multitask. With just a few simple steps, you can keep your favorite apps visible on-screen while using other apps or browsing the web. Remember that not all apps support this feature, so be sure to check before attempting to float an app.