Android 10 has introduced a new gesture system to the platform, and it’s pretty great to experience! These new gestures can be found on any Android 10 phone shipment, including Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, S20 Series, S10 Series, Note 10 Series, S9 and S9+ and some other Galaxy devices which receive Android 10 (One UI 2.0) update. So, in this guide, you will learn how to activate and customize full-screen gestures on Samsung Galaxy devices that are running on Android 10 or Samsung One UI 2.0.
However, In 2018, Samsung launched One UI to replace the already popular TouchWiz. Things have been looking pretty good for Galaxy users since then. Now, with the arrival of Android 10, there are some improvements which we can be happy, including a new set of gesture-based controls.
Meanwhile, the Android 10 gestures are much more like the iPhone’s and unify full-screen navigation across all devices in Android. Samsung Galaxy phones with Android 10 you have the option of using gestures for navigation instead of the traditional buttons at the bottom of the screen but this feature isn’t activated on by default.
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What Are Gestures?
Using Gestures removes the Navigation Bar from the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy device screen and requires you to swipe the Recents, Home and Back buttons from the bottom of the screen. Meanwhile, in Android 10, Samsung added new full-screen gestures. In this new gesture mode, you need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the Home screen. If you swipe up and hold, you can view your recent apps. While to go back, swipe inward from either side of the screen. And last, to open the Google Assistant, you should swipe inward from one of the bottom corners.
In the meantime, when watching videos or playing games, it looks pretty amazing; but it’s perfect for reading and using a split-screen to see two apps at once, too. Well, using the full-screen gestures on Samsung phones look a bit tricky but you’ll get used to it by the passage of time.
How to Activate and Customize Full-Screen Gestures on Samsung Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
To activate full-screen gestures on Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Android 10 follow the below steps. However, the full-screen gesture is also available on Samsung devices with Android Pie (One UI) as well but this a bit different from the One UI.
Step 1. Open the Settings from the Home screen of the Samsung phone.
Step 2. Tap Display.
Step 3. Scroll down then tap Navigation Bar.
Step 4. Select Full-screen gestures.
Step 5. For better use of full-screen gestures, you can turn the “Gesture hints” off in order to hide the white navigation bar at the bottom. You can also turn on the “Show button to hide keyboard” to hide the keyboard, the keyboard icon appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 6. Tap “More options” to customize gestures.
Step 7. Choose “Swipe from the bottom” if you want to use Samsung’s default navigation gestures that came from the first One UI.
Step 8. Choose “Swipe from sides and bottom” if you want Android 10 or Samsung’s One UI 2.0 full-screen gestures.
Note: With the Swipe from sides and bottom option, you need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the Home screen. If you swipe up and hold, you can view your recent apps. While to go back, swipe inward from either side of the screen. And last, to open the Google Assistant, you should swipe inward from one of the bottom corners.
Step 8. Turn on “Allow back gestures on keyboard” option, you’ll be able to use the back arrow gesture while you have keyboard on-screen.
Step 9. At last, “Back gesture sensitivity” enables you to adjust how easy it is to swipe the screen to enable the back arrow gesture. There are four sensitivity levels to choose from. Just slide and adjust the Back gesture sensitivity accordingly.
That’s it! This guide was all about how to activate and customize full-screen gestures on Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Android 10 or Samsung One UI 2.0. Now with these new full-screen gestures, you can enjoy your beautiful Samsung display even more.