Galaxy S5 (Lollipop) - How can I use my Samsung Galaxy S5 with one hand?

Last Update date : 2015.06.08

One Handed Operation

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

You have access to a feature that makes it more convenient to operate your device with only one hand.

Using One Handed Operation

Quickly adjust to a smaller screen size and a more compact layout for one-handed operation

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch One-handed operation 1 .

4. Touch the slider 1 to turn One-handed operation on 1 .

5. Turn on the feature at any time by swiping your thumb from the edge of the screen to the middle and back.


6. The display will reduce to a size where you can reach most features with your thumb.


The icons at the top of the screen 1 open a side panel for contacts and applications to which you want quick access (see below for customizing these lists). The icons at the bottom of the screen put the Recent apps, Home, Back, and Volume buttons within easier reach of your thumb.

7. You can resize the screen by touching and dragging 1 in the upper right corner of the window. Touch and hold the top bar to move the smaller window around the screen.

8. Touch 1 to return to the full-screen display.

Set Up Contacts and Applications Sidebar

Touch one of the icons at the top of the screen to access frequently-used contacts or applications.


To choose which contacts or applications to display:

1. Touch 1 at the bottom of the sidebar.

2. Touch a contact photo or application icon and drag it to the sidebar to add it.


3. To remove a contact or application, touch 1 next to the one you want to remove.

4. When you are finished making edits, touch 1 to exit the editing screen.


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