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How can I use my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with one hand?

You have access to several features that make it more convenient to operate your phone with only one hand.

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 .
  2. Touch Settings .
  3. Touch the CONTROLS tab.
    Note: To switch to the tab view, touch Menu > Switch to tab view.
  4. Touch One-handed operation .
  5. Mark the checkbox for each feature you want to be able to use with one hand.

One-Handed Operation for All Screens

  1. Mark the Use for all screens checkbox to turn on one-handed operation at any time by swiping your thumb from the edge of the screen to the middle and back.
  2. The icons at the bottom of the screen put the Menu, Home, Back, and Volume buttons within easier reach of your thumb. Touch to return to the full-screen display.
    Reduce Screen example

One-Handed Input

Mark the Keypad and in-call buttons, Samsung keyboard, Calculator, or Unlock pattern checkboxes to adjust the size of these input controls so that they are easier to use with one hand.

Below is an example of the dialing keypad with Keypad and in-call buttons turned on. The keypad is smaller, and you can touch the arrow to move it to the other side of the screen.

One-Handed Input Example

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