How Does The System-Wide Split-Screen Work?

How Does The System-Wide Split-Screen Work?

BOOX V3.0 Firmware Feature Introduction Part 1

System-Wide Split-Screen

The system-wide split-screen mode is a new feature that comes with the V3.0 firmware. It enables you to run two apps at the same time in the horizontal display, which doubles your efficiency by reducing the app switching time.

The newly released 13.3’’ Max Lumi and 10.3’’ Note Air are the first two models that employ BOOX V3.0 firmware. Other models will also get the firmware update packages once they’re ready.

Now let’s check out how to activate the system-wide split-screen mode.

How To Enable System-Wide Split-Screen Mode

# Step1 Open a random app that supports the split-screen mode.

 Open a random app that supports the split-screen mode.

#Step2 Swipe down to expand the system menu, and tap the “Split Screen” button.

tap the split screen button on the top menu

#Step 3 Tap “Enter Split Screen Mode” in the pop-up box, and then the interface will be split into two parts horizontally.

 Tap “Enter Split Screen Mode” in the pop-up box, and then the interface will be split into two parts horizontally.

#Step4 Upon opening an app on one side, on the other side, you can open a file in the NeoReader, open a note in the Notes app, or open another app that supports the split-screen mode.

Open Scribd and Google Play at the same time
Open Scribd and Google Play at the same time

 #Step5 Swipe down the menu, tap the “Split Screen” button, and choose “Exit Split Screen Mode” to exit.

exit the system-wide split screen mode

How to Swap App Position

#Step1 Unpon splitting the screen, swipe down to expand the system menu, and tap the “Split Screen” button.

#Step2 Tap “Position Exchange” in the pop-up box.

Tap "Position Exchange"

#Setp3 The split-view position of the two apps is swapped successfully.

Google Play is swapped to the left-hand side and Scribd to the opposite
Google Play is swapped to the left-hand side and Scribd to the right-hand side.

Notice

  • Only the applications that support the split-view can be opened in the split-screen mode successfully.
  • Apps optimization and screencast are disabled under the system-wide split-screen mode.
  • If you want to take reading notes pinned to a specific book when reading with the built-in NeoReader, you can only activate the split-view mode in the NeoReader. If you just want to open a random note while reading, then please go ahead with the system-wide split-screen mode.
  • You can read the full V3.0 firmware features on Note Air and Max Lumi in this post.
  • You can also check out the video demo of some V3.0 firmware features.
Use system-wide split-screen mode on Max Lumi
Use the system-wide split-screen mode on Max Lumi

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4 comments on “How Does The System-Wide Split-Screen Work?

    1. Hi Stefan,

      The V3.0 firmware for other models is going through debugging. If everything is going smoothly, the system-wide split-screen mode will also come to Note2 soon. Stay tuned!

      Best regards,
      BOOX Team

  1. Is firmware 3.0 going to be on Nova2? I’ve been looking at a Nova 2 for its size but and have been holding back because one of the things I want to do is have Kindle app and note taking app side by side. Or is there any new models on the horizon with this firmware and the size of the Nova2?

    1. Hi Jonathan,

      The V3.0 Firmware will get to Nova2. We’re at the stage of debugging, if everything goes well, the system-wide split-screen will also apply to Nova2 soon. You’re welcome to follow us at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media account to catch up with our latest updates.

      Best regards,
      BOOX Team

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