How to enable gestures in Android Q Beta

by May 9, 2019 0 comments

Google at its annual I/O developers conference previewed Android Q Beta – the tenth version of Android that brings with dark theme and a new set of features – of which iPhone like gestures turn out to be most controversial.

Once they are rolled out, they your Android device could turn into an iOS as the new gestures function in the same way as in iPhones – the home button will disappear and you need to swipe up to go home – just the way you do in iPhones. Swipe up and drag across to go into a multitasking window, swipe across it quickly to switch between apps. And to get to the app drawer, simply swipe up from the home screen

With iPhone sales declining, and Android which is currently found in majority of devices, it’s no surprise Google wants to imitate the iPhone like gestures in its upcoming version as people are switching more to Android thanks to brands such as OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo, that bring premium features at half the cost of flagships from Apple.

If you want to try out the new gestures, here are the steps you can follow to activate them on your phone. But first, you are needed to install the Android Q beta OS on your smartphone. The Android Q Beta is available on all Pixel devices, plus on other phones including Asus Zenfone 5z, Essential PH-1, HMD Global Nokia 8.1, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G8, OnePlus OP 6T, Oppo Reno, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ3, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, NEX S, NEX A, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Mi 9.

Here are the steps to activate them.

Open the Settings app, then navigate to ‘System’. Then click on ‘Gestures,’ and then to ‘System navigation.’

By selecting ‘Fully gestural navigation,’ a thin, white bar sitting at the bottom of the screen replaces the navigation buttons. If you want to bring two or three navigation buttons layout to life again, just follow the same steps again to switch back.

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