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Adjust the Home Button Settings on Your Phone

Adjust the Home Button Settings on Your Phone

Instead of a physical button, newer phones have an on-screen Home button that’s always available. Treat this Home button just like any other physical one: simply press it! If you are having trouble unlocking your phone or if the Home button is too sensitive, don't fret. We’ll show you how to adjust it, and just how adaptable your phone's Home button can be. 

Important: With the Pie OS update, the Show and Hide option for the Home button is no longer available.

Adjust Button Sensitivity

Stop accidentally waking up your phone. Make it a heavy sleeper by setting the amount of pressure needed on the Home button.

From Settings, touch Display. Swipe to and touch Navigation bar, and then touch Hard press Home button. You can adjust the slider from Lighter to Stronger, depending on your sensitivity preference.

Note: This feature is not available on all phone models.

Hard press Home button

Use the Fingerprint Reader

Pressing a button to unlock your phone is so boring. Try using the Fingerprint Reader. All you have to do is place your finger on the scanner.

From Settings, swipe to and touch Lock screen, and then touch Screen lock type. Touch Fingerprints, and then follow the on-screen prompts to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone. No Home-button required.

Register your fingerprint by swiping to set up Fingerprint Security

Enable Assistant Menu

Assistant menu is designed for individuals with motor control or other difficulties. By using Assistant menu, you can access hardware buttons and all parts of the screen simply by tapping or swiping.

From Settings, touch Accessibility. Touch Interaction and dexterity, and then touch Assistant menu. Touch the switch to turn it on. A floating icon will appear at the bottom right portion of the screen.

Touch and hold the icon to move it around the screen. Touch the floating icon to access the Assistant menu; you can open the Home or Recent apps screens, go back to the previous screen, adjust the volume, power off your phone, and much more. Finally, touch the screen, anywhere outside the menu to close it.

Assistant Menu

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