Are you looking for the way to enable Gesture Navigation on Android 9.0 Pie? If yes then keep reading the article, here the details are described about using the latest gestures.

Android 9.0 Pie has now introduced and is available for all smartphones and is progressing to further devices. This year’s Android upgrade has brought the big improvements along with an all new navigation experience. The old stock three buttons are swapped and now there are built-in navigation gestures in Android 9.0 Pie. These built-in gestures are very user-friendly but you need to know how to use them. Here you will learn to use them so keep reading.

Google wanted to change those stock three buttons so it introduced the latest gestures to swap them. If you enable these gestures, they would not require as much space as the old navigation layout used to require. The three old navigation buttons are now replaced with a new little Pill icon. For navigation you need to press this icon, this will take you to the home where you can swipe to carry out different actions.

It’s a bit problematic to enable and use the latest gestures so here is the detailed guide for you.

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How to Enable Gesture Navigation:

Following are the steps that will help you to learn about enabling the Navigation Gesture.

No.01: Open the “Settings” on your smartphone that runs Android Pie and select System.

No.02: A screen will open in front of you. You have to tap on Gestures here.

No.03: Now among various toggle options there is “Swipe up on Home Button”. You have to select it.

No.04: After this, you will see some details of using the gestures on your smartphone. There is an option, enable it.

No.05: Now you can see a small Pill icon instead of the three old navigation buttons.

Using the Latest Gestures on Android Pie

So, you have learnt how to enable gestures. Now you can understand the use the Gesture Navigation on Android 9.0 Pie:

  • To access the recent apps, swipe your finger from the small icon towards the screen center. If you want to switch one recent app to the other, then swipe towards the right from the pill icon.
  • If you need to go back it’s somewhat complex but don’t worry. You can see the back button when it’s needed. For instance you do not need to use back button at home so the button will not show there. That’s all what is tricky. The other function is as usual.
  • For multitasking you have to access the recent apps first as mentioned earlier. Then tap your finger on the apps you want to choose. Now, you will see different options along with multi-tasking option. To enter multitasking mode, tap your finger on it.

That was the all-inclusive guide for Gesture Navigation on Android 9.0 Pie. We believe that it would be helpful for you. If you don’t find it suitable then you can return to the old one. For more information regarding this then ask in the comments below.

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