How to hide the navigation bar and enable gesture on Galaxy S10

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In 2019, Android smartphones still using on-screen or off-screen navigation bars instead of swipe gesture navigation control. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S10’s navigation bar isn’t very noticeable after transparency. You can barely see the navigation icons in a white background. Here is the simple guide mentioned – How to hide the navigation bar and enable gesture on Galaxy S10 device easily.

Meanwhile, some of the flagship smartphones and well-known custom skins are already entered into this segment. Still, some of the smartphone brands are using on-screen navigation bar. However, mostly custom skins also providing the feature of the swipe gesture. But you need to enable from the device settings or via some tweaks.

Samsung Galaxy S10’s status bar even change the colors to match the apps color or theme but the default One UI navigation bar isn’t capable of doing it. However, Samsung offers you to hide the navigation bar from the home screen. Now, the company has provided the swipe gesture navigation control in the device system settings by default.

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You can easily turn it on/off if you don’t want to use the on-screen navigation bar. In terms of the traditional navigation bar, the new gesture control free up the bottom screen which gives a more immersive user experience.

How to Enable Gesture Navigation Control

In order to enable the gesture navigation system, you need to go to Settings and select ‘Display’. Then tap on the ‘Navigation bar’ and select the ‘Full-screen gestures’ to enable this feature easily.

Now, you will see the three tabs at the bottom of the screen which indicates the gesture navigation actions. You can also disable the ‘Gesture hints’ as well.

  • Go to device Settings.
  • Select Display > select Navigation bar > select Full-screen gestures option.
  • That’s it. You’re now good to go.

Here you go. Now, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to perform the gestures. It may take a few hours according to your usage to get used of it. Swipe up from the middle bottom will take you to the device home screen. While the swipe up from the right bottom will go back and swipe up from the left bottom will open the recent UI (multi-tasking panel).

You can also change place of the navigation buttons or swipe gestures from the navigation bar settings. That means you can change the back and recent UI placements while the home button will remain in the same place (middle bottom).


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