How do I set up One-handed mode on my Galaxy Device?

One-handed mode allows you to adjust the display size and layout so that it takes up a smaller portion of the display, making it easier to use with one hand. You can set one-handed mode to activate by pulling up from the bottom corners of the screen or when you press the home button three times in rapid succession. If you find the keyboard on One-handed mode too small to use comfortably, try using the One-handed keyboard instead.

 

The process of turning on one-handed mode will vary depending on the operating system your device is using. Find out how to check what operating system is on your device.

Device running Android Pie and upClick to Expand
1 Swipe up on your homes screen, to access your apps
Swipe up on your home screen
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Advanced features
Tap Advanced features
4 Tap Motions and gestures
Tap Motions and gestures
5 Tap One-handed mode
Tap One-handed mode
6 Tap the switch to turn One-handed mode on
Tap the switch to turn One-handed mode on or off

You can now choose whether you would like to activate One-handed mode through a gesture or button.

7 Tap Gesture to activate One-handed mode by swiping up diagonally from either bottom corner
Tap Gesture to activate One-handed mode by swiping up from the bottom corners
8 Tap Button to activate One-handed mode by tapping the home button three times
Tap Button to activate One-handed mode by tapping the home button three times
9 Once active, you can use the smaller screen in the same way you would usually. For example, you can tap an app to open it or swipe up on the screen to see all your apps. Find out more about navigating your smartphone
The One-handed mode screen
10 Tap the arrow to swap the side of the screen that One-handed mode is on
Tap the arrow to swap the side of the screen that One-handed mode is on
11 Once you're finished using One-handed mode, tap anywhere outside of the smaller screen to return to full screen mode
Once finished, tap outside of the smaller screen to return to full screen mode
Devices running Android OreoClick to Expand
1 Turn on One-handed mode by going toSettings > Advanced Features > One-handed mode
one-handed mode
2 Select the method you would like to use to activate One-handed mode. You can use a gesture or the home button
gesture or button
3 To change to one-handed mode, either swipe upwards from the corner of the screen or press the home button three times quickly. This will depend on the method that you chose
gesture or button
4 Use the smaller screen in the same way you would usually e.g. tap to open apps or swipe to the side to access additional screens.
mode
5 Once finished using one-handed mode, tap anywhere outside the screen to return to full screen mode
stop one handed mode

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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