Since Android 10, there are a large number of models that do not display the “navigation bar” in the initial state due to the introduction of a function that allows the operation of the conventional “back”, “home”, and “task management” gesture. button functions.
In that case, you can operate the smartphone with the following “swipe gesture”.
- “back button
→ Swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to the center
- “HOME” button.
→ Swipe up from the bottom of the screen
- “Manage task” button.
→ Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold
However, I still want a button like “back”! For those who say, this time I will present how to set up to display the “navigation bar” on Android.
In particular, game apps that use a lot of swipes can cause erroneous operations if swipe gestures are not disabled.
How to show Android Back, Home and Task Manager buttons (switch to 3-button navigation)
To display the Android “back”, “home” and “task management” buttons, configure the following settings.
- Android 10:
“Settings” → “System” → “Operation” → “Navigation system” → Check “3-button navigation”
- Android 11-13 and above:
“Settings” → “System” → “Gestures” → “Navigation system” → Check “3-button navigation”
（※ If you can’t find the item, try searching for “Navigation” within Settings.Item names vary depending on the model and Android version. In some cases, like Galaxy, there is an item in the “Display” setting. )
yes Three buttons, “Back”, “Home”, and “Task Management” are displayed.
Gesture sensitivity adjustment can be comfortable
If you are dissatisfied with the gesture operation on Android 10 or later, you can switch to “3-button navigation” using this method, but actuallyAdjusting “Gesture Sensitivity” can make it more comfortable.
On the previous “System Navigation” setup screen, tap the gear on the right side of “Gesture Navigation”,
The “Gesture Navigation Sensitivity” screen opens.
Here you can also adjust the sensitivity of the “back” gesture for each of the “left edge” and “right edge”.
In the environment at hand, it was modified in three steps. If you are having trouble with game app malfunction, it is a good idea to set the sensitivity to “low”.
Personally, I thought it would be nice to be able to disable gesture navigation on an app-by-app basis as a game optimization feature, but the implementation seems complicated, so as a developer, I don’t think so . have a feeling
If anything, it may be simpler for the user to create a shortcut to the previous “system navigation” setup screen on the home screen, etc., and switch on their own only when using a specific game app.