Floating window is a multitasking feature that allows Android users, including Oppo users, to operate multiple applications on one screen simultaneously. This feature has been around in Android for a long time and is similar to Split Screen, although it is less popular. On Oppo smartphones, there are 4 methods to create a floating window.
The first method is through Recent Apps. Recent Apps is a function on Android devices that gives quick access to a list of recently opened or running applications. To activate floating windows via Recent Apps on Oppo, follow these steps:
1. Run any application on Oppo, such as Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram, Chrome, or other applications.
2. Tap the shaped navigation button with three lines on the far left.
3. Select the application that you want to place in floating mode.
4. Click the colon icon above the app and select the “Floating Window” option.
5. The application window will be minimized and placed in the middle of the screen.
6. You can open another application in floating mode.
The second method is using Smart Sidebar. Smart Sidebar is a feature available in ColorOS, the interface used on Oppo and Realme phones. It provides quick access to certain applications, tools, and actions in the form of a floating sidebar. To enable Floating Window mode using Smart Sidebar on Oppo, follow these steps:
1. Open the app “Arrangement” or Settings on your Oppo phone.
2. Select the “Handy Tool” option.
3. Tap “Smart Sidebar” and enable it.
4. On the right side of the screen, there is a transparent line. Drag the line to the middle.
5. The Smart Sidebar panel will appear. Tap the “+” icon to add the app you want to make floating window mode.
6. After adding the app, tap the “Finished” button below.
7. Drag the white line on the right to the center, and select the app in Floating Window mode from the Smart Sidebar panel.
The third method is Flexible Windows. Flexible Windows is a multitasking feature introduced in ColorOS 12 by Oppo. It allows users to access the screen from multiple angles, offering an immersive and interactive experience. To use Floating Window with Flexible Windows on Oppo, follow these steps:
1. Open the “Settings” application on your Oppo phone.
2. Scroll down and tap “Special features.”
3. Choose “Flexible windows.”
4. Open the app you want to use in Floating Window mode, and swipe upwards to open the floating window.
5. If you want to resize the floating window, drag the bottom left and right corners.
6. You can also hide the floating window by dragging it to the left or right edges of the screen.
The fourth method is using third-party apps. There are several third-party apps available on the Google Play Store that provide floating window functionality. One popular app is “Floating Apps – Multitasking” by LWi sro. After installing the app, you can open it and select the desired app or widget to float on top of other apps.
Floating windows are commonly used for multitasking to get quicker access to certain tools, applications, or actions without interrupting workflow. They can be resized, moved, and often have features that can be adapted to suit your needs. These are the four ways to activate floating windows on Oppo phones. We hope this article helps you understand and take advantage of floating windows. Let us know if you have further questions.