Nowadays, nearly all new released Samsung Android devices already had the Multi Window features, including the Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature seems to become standard features for Samsung, and every Sammy device should have it. For the uninitiated, the Multi Window on Galaxy S5 lets you do two different tasks at the same time such as composing an email while watching your favorite video. The great thing is, you can drag contents like text or photos directly to another window via Drag & Drop.
Unfortunately, only a few apps are allowed to run on Multi-Window mode, for example the default email client app, stock browser, YouTube, Google Maps, etc. So, by default many favorite apps you’ve downloaded via the Play Store, doesn’t seem to be able to run on Multi-Window mode.
However, there is good news for those who have root access, you can now add more apps to the Galaxy S5 Multi Window’s tray with just installing an app. So, after installing this app, nearly all apps you have installed are able to run on the Multi Window mode. The developers of the app listed the Galaxy S5 listed in a compatible device list, it should work on all variants including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc. as long as your device has been rooted.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
- Root access.
How to add more apps to Samsung Galaxy S5 Multi Window tray
- Search for an app called “MultiWindow Apps Manager” by Aeon Time on Play Store. Actually, there is another app, like the Multi Window Manager by BJB, Inc. However, they don’t mention the Samsung Galaxy S5 on theirs compatible devices list.
- Download and install it on your device, the file size only 186kb.
- Run the app, if you notice a Superuser privilege request, just grant it.
- After that, select which applications you want to add the Multi Window tray.
- Now, turn the Multi Window feature, and try it.
Note from the developer: this app just brings more apps to app list and does not affect the work of the Multi Window feature. According to the users experience, not every app is multiwindow-friendly, so if you enforce un-compatible apps, then the Multi Window might look awful, and cause system lag or slow down.