How to Use Oxygen OS on a One Plus Phone for Full Screen Gestures

Switching from an extremely old Android phone to a new one can get hard sometimes, as it possesses an entirely new set of features and a new look, altogether. For example, earlier Android phones came with a three-buttoned bar at the bottom of the screen to operate the phone, but the new phones have a screen gesture-based feature in its place.

How to turn on the full-screen gestures?

Any phone that has an Android10 version in use automatically enables the screen gesture navigation. If you’re using an old phone, the settings had to be activated by manually switching on the screen gesture using the three-button bar.

The steps to turn on the screen gesture navigation manually are:

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your Android device.
  2. Click on the ‘Buttons and Gestures’ option.
  3. Next, in the ‘Buttons and Gestures’ tab, select ‘Navigation bar and Gestures’ from the menu.
  4. Click on the ‘Navigation Gestures’ in the next window to enable the settings.

Once the screen gestures navigation is enabled, the three buttons on the bottom of the screen that are the back, home, and recent apps button will vanish.

Guidelines to use full-screen gestures

The ones who used the three-button navigation can find it a little odd at first and might take time to get used to the new settings. Once you get regular with it, it’ll seem the most convenient option to use. It uses screen gestures for example- If you’re using any application and want to switch back to the ‘Home’ tab, all you need to do is slide your finger from the bottom of the screen to the top, and that is it. On the other hand, if you’re sliding your finger and you don’t release it for a second, it will take you to the ‘Recent apps’ window, that will show all the background applications you were using.

If you swipe to right from the home screen, the last application you were using will get opened. While, if you swipe to the left, it’ll get you back to the recent window.

Note: All the applications run in the background until or unless you completely shut it off by swiping up on the recent apps window.

What are the Sliding Panes and how to access it?
Having the option to swipe from either side of the screen to return to any of the windows is helpful. However, it interferes with a long-standing Android configuration: Sliding Menu Panes. You’ll despite everything discover these panes in numerous applications like the Play Store. Earlier you could swipe over from anyplace on the left of the screen to get to extra menu choices, it’s since been changed to give some difference from the back gesture. 

It’s a bit confusing, yet getting to menu panes without moving to the top of the screen is still possible. Rather than swiping straight opposite the left edge, you’ll have to initially swipe down the edge of the screen, at that point over, and then in an L-shaped move.

How to hide the Gesture bar?

If you want to hide the Gesture bar from the bottom of the screen, the steps are as follow:

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your Android device.
  2. Click on the ‘Buttons and Gestures’ option.
  3. Next, in the ‘Buttons and Gestures’ tab, select ‘Navigation bar and Gestures’ from the menu.
  4. Turn the slider on for ‘Hide the bottom bar’ tab to disable it from appearing at the bottom of the screen.

Hiding the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen brings along a little change when working with it. Earlier you used to swipe left or right directly to access the background applications, now you’ll have to swipe up first and then to the left and right.

Rest, it works completely the same.

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