Gesture on Android 10: How to activate it and how gestures work

Gesture on Android


Android 10 is now available for Pixel phones and will soon reach these Android phones. One of the great novelties of the operating system is the possibility of changing the way in which we interact with the menu in general, through the navigation of the system through gestures.

Until now there had been two types of navigation: on the one hand, we had the navigation with two buttons, which allowed to slide form below to access the home button and to see all the apps; On the other hand, there was also three-button navigation, which is the oldest and most traditional way to interact with the operating system.

How to activate Gesture Navigation in Android 10?

To activate this new gesture navigation, or even any of the other two existing so far, all you have to do is go to the Settings, Systems menu, and select Gestures there.

You will have to select the Navigation System, and there explore all the options, the new one we have talked about is called “Gesture Navigation”.

Something you should know is that if you access the options of Gesture Navigation, you will find different levels of sensitivity. This allows you to prevent simple friction from activating the gestures inside the screen, although Google ensures that a high sensitivity can conflict with the gestures of the app in which gestures are made near the edge of the screen.

When you have updated your smartphone to Android 10, the new gestures are not turned on by default. Instead, you need to make your way into the settings and manually enable them.

Doing so is too much simple and works as follows:

  1. Open the Settings on your smartphone.
  2. Scroll down and select System.
  3. Choose Gestures.
  4. Select System navigation.
  5. Click Gesture navigation.

And that’s all there is to it. If you ever want to activate to a different navigation system at a later date, just follow the above steps once again. You can change the navigation method at any time you want and as many times as you would like.

How does Gesture Navigation work?

When activating Gesture Navigation, it creates a single bar at the bottom, with which you can interact in several ways:

  • If you want to go to the main screen, you must swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  • If you want to change the app, you must swipe up from the bottom, then hold and release it.
  • If you want to switch between applications, you just have to swipe right or left.
  • If you want to access the app drawer, you simply have to swipe directly from the bottom up from the home screen. It is the same gesture you use to return to the home screen.
  • If you want to launch Google Assistant, you can move your finger from the bottom right or left edge to the center of the screen. You will know that you are doing well because Google colors are activated in a lower line.
  • If you want to go back, you will realize that there is no button to go back, so you will need to remember that you simply have to slide the screen as if it were a book. You will have to slide from the left by pressing down.

And what if you want to force the closure of an app? This has not changed; you can simply slide them up to make them disappear.

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