How to view applications in full screen mode by hiding the navigation bar in Samsung Mobile Device?

Last Update Date : Feb 22. 2019

When the screen is turned on, the soft buttons will appear on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. The soft buttons are set to the Recents button, Home button, and Back button by default.

The functions of the buttons can change according to the App currently being used or usage environment.

Hide Navigation Bar

Galaxy S10 SeriesClick to Expand

To view files or use Apps on a wider screen, hide the navigation bar by  Launch the Settings App, tap Display > Navigation bar, and then tap Full screen gestures under Navigation type.

The navigation bar will be hidden and the gesture hints will appear where the soft buttons are located.


To use the soft buttons, drag the gesture hint of the desired button upwards. To hide the gesture hints at the bottom of the screen, tap the Gesture hints switch to deactivate it.

To show the navigation bar again, drag upwards from the bottom of the screen.

To hide the Navigation Bar
Other Galaxy SeriesClick to Expand

Using the Show and hide button at the left side of the navigation bar, the navigation bar can be set to hide or pin on the screen when apps or features are used. 

To view files or used apps in full screen, double-tap the Show and hide button to hide the navigation bar.

Double-tap to hide the Navigation Bar

To show the navigation bar again, drag upwards from the bottom of the screen.

Swipe up to show Navigation Bar
Navigation Bar appears on the Screen

Please note: 
• The navigation bar is pinned by default
• On certain screens, such as the Home screen, the navigation bar will always be shown and the Show and hide button will not appear
• Even after you pin the navigation bar, it can be hidden while using some apps or features, such as a video player

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