Why can't I access Apps Menu when swiping down on my Note9 Home Screen?

Last modified : Sep 18. 2018
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Sometimes people cannot access the Apps Menu when swiping down on the Home Screen. There are a couple of reason why this might be happening:

Widgets

Widgets

There are some widgets that are interactive which means that if you swipe down on them it will perform a function. For example, swiping down on the Weather Widget will change weather information depending on the locations you have selected. You may be accidentally swiping on these widgets instead of the Home Screen hence when you are not able to access the Apps Menu with that gesture.

Quick Open Notification Panel

Quick Open Notification Panel

There is a feature that allows you to access the Notification Panel easier by swiping down on part of the screen. Usually you have to swipe from the top, but this makes it easier for those who like to use their phone with one hand.

 

This feature could be why users are not able to access the Apps Menu when swiping down on the Home Screen.

 

To deactivate this feature:

  1. Pinch the Home Screen and tap on Home screen settings.
  2. Toggle on/off Quick open notification panel.

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