How to get dedicated navigation buttons on Android 10

Google has recently announced the official latest Android 10 OS version. Now, the company has started rolling out the software update to its Pixel series devices along with Essential PH and others. Early this year, Google has introduced the Android 10 (aka Android Q) developer preview updates to a list of compatible Android devices. While there are plenty of devices still receiving the last generation Android 9.0 Pie update. The Android Pie brought swipe gesture navigation control to the devices. It basically offers the gesture support for the full-screen immersive display experience. Now, Android 10 also offers an improved gesture navigation system. Here is the brief guide on How to get dedicated navigation buttons on Android 10.

If you’re using an Android OS for a long time means before the Android Oreo, then you will find the new navigation system slightly hard to use. Those who’re used to the previous three buttons navigation system will have to try in order to get used of it. The three-button navigation control offers a dedicated home button, a back key, and a recent button. While the swipe gesture navigation control offers a dedicated home button and a back key only in Android Pie. In order to go to the recent menu, users have to swipe up the screen from the home button and swipe left/right to see all the recent items.

How to get dedicated navigation buttons on Android 10

Swipe Gesture Navigation Control

It’s worth mentioning that the Android 10 has ditched the back button as well this time. There is only a dedicated home button available and recent or backward can be done via gestures. As a dedicated Android user, most of the cases users may find the three-button dedicated navigation bar useful and fast enough. If you’re using the Android 10 OS on your handset and find it difficult to use your device with gestures, you can easily get back the dedicated navigation buttons on Android 10.

Follow the easy steps to bring the previous generation navigation bar which will bring the Home, Back and Recents key on Android 10.

Steps to Get dedicated navigation buttons on Android 10 (three-button bar)

This is the simple step which can be found in the device Settings menu easily. Follow the steps:

  • Go to the device Settings menu and scroll down at the bottom of the page.
  • Now, tap on System.
  • Tap on Gestures.
  • Scroll down a bit and go to the System Navigation option.
  • Here you will find three option like Gesture navigation, 2-button navigation, and 3-button navigation.
    • Select the 3-button navigation system which offers back, home, and switch recent apps button respectively.
  • Enjoy the old-school dedicated navigation bar.

Additionally, you can choose the 2-button navigation system as well which was available in Android Pie by default. However, if you have used Android Pie navigation control and loved it, you can do so. Otherwise, if you don’t have any issues with the swipe gesture, select the gestures and enjoy full-screen mode again. Meanwhile, if you’re using any custom skin device like Samsung or Huawei or Xiaomi devices, then you will get both the dedicated navigation bar and gesture option to choose. The choice is yours.

We hope that you have found this article helpful. Feel free to ask in the comments below if you’ve any queries.

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