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How to activate navigation gestures on the Galaxy S20

Your Galaxy S20’s gesture feature lets you enjoy seamless navigation without worrying about awkward button tapping. You can easily launch your Galaxy S20 assistant when you need to check your calendar or make a call and bring up your recent apps with a quick swipe.

You can navigate your Galaxy S20 by using either the navigation buttons or full screen gestures.

NAVIGATION BUTTONS:

Change how the navigation icons appear along the bottom of the screen.

◌ From Settings, tap Display > Navigation bar. The following options are available:

NAVIGATION BUTTONS:

Show the three navigation icons along the bottom of the screen.

Button order: Swap the order of the Back and Recent apps icons.

FULL SCREEN GESTURES:

Hide the navigation icons for an unobstructed screen experience, and use screen gestures to navigate. The following options are available:

More options: Configure additional options for Full screen gestures.

Gesture hints: Display lines at the bottom of the screen where each screen gesture is located.

Show button to hide keyboard: Show an icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to hide the keyboard when the phone is in portrait mode.

FULL SCREEN GESTURES OPTIONS: HOW TO ENABLE AND CUSTOMIZE NAVIGATION GESTURES ON THE GALAXY S20

Customize your Full screen gestures even further by adjusting the sensitivity and enabling different types of gestures.

◌ From Settings, tap Display > Navigation bar > Full screen gestures > More options for the following:

SWIPE FROM BOTTOM:

Swipe up from three different areas at the bottom of the screen to go back, go to the Home screen, or view recent apps. You can also swipe up and hold the screen to use your device assistance app.

SWIPE FROM SIDES AND BOTTOM:

Swipe inward from either side of the screen to go back, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the Home screen, and swipe up and hold the screen to view your recent apps.

BACK GESTURE SENSITIVITY:

Drag the slider to adjust the back gesture sensitivity. If you have a case on your phone, consider using a higher sensitivity, as the edges of the screen might be difficult to touch.

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