Android 10 has started to roll out and one of the key changes in the update is improved gesture controls. It takes a little getting used to if you've been on the old two or three button navigation system for a long time, but once the change is made, you'll never get back. Here is each new gesture for Android 10 explained in detail.
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Gesture navigation is much easier and smoother once you have entered your memory into the new system. It may seem strange at first, but stick with it. After a few days, you will wonder how you were able to live without it. To activate gesture navigation on your Android 10 smartphone, do the following:
- Go to them settings, then system
- Tap on gestures, then on System navigation.
- You have the choice between 3 options; slectionnez Gesture navigation
- You can also adjust the sensitivity by pressing the right settings icon.
Once you've turned on gesture navigation, you'll need to know a few things before you can get started on your smartphone with ease. To access the home screen, swipe up from the bottom of your screen, and from any screen. To go back, swipe inwards from the left or right edge.
To switch apps or see all of your open apps, swipe up from the bottom and hold for one second. You can then swipe left or right to flip through open applications. To quickly open Google Assistant, swipe down in the left or right corner of your screen.
Once in an application, such as Gmail or Google Maps, you can now access the application menu without having to go to the 'hamburger' menu at the top left of the screen. This is particularly useful if you have a smartphone with a larger screen, such as a Pixel 3 XL or Pixel 3a XL.
- To scroll through the application menu, drag the cursor from left to right with two fingers on the side of the screen.
Remember that one finger is enough to go back, so don't forget the second finger. If putting two fingers on the screen seems too complicated, and it is the case if you use your smartphone with one hand, you can also open the application menu with a simple swype from left to right the top with an angle of 45 degrees. It takes a little more practice, and it can be frustrating if you accidentally get the angle wrong, but once the procedure is understood it becomes quick and easy.
If you just want to quickly switch between the app you currently open and the app you last used, Android 10 makes the operation fast and smooth. We have already seen this kind of functionality at Google and other manufacturers who tended to use a double tap.
- On Android 10, swipe the bottom bar to the right to quickly switch to the app you used previously.
It works both from another application and from the home screen. It's incredibly useful when you want to copy and paste text between apps or quickly check WhatsApp when reading an article in Chrome or an email in Gmail, for example.
The new Android 10 gestures work on smartphones that use Android stock or Android One software. That means Pixel phones are supported, of course, as are some other manufacturers such as Nokia. Brands that add their own Android software customization, like Samsung with its OneUI interface, have their own gesture navigation systems.
You may also run into trouble if you use a third-party launcher that is designed for the old three-button navigation system. Google said it was working to bring its full range of gestures to these launchers, but we don't yet know when that will happen. We will keep you posted.
Have you tried out the new gestures in Android 10?
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