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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. 

Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Display Your On-Screen Home Button

Don’t panic if you can't see the Home button - you can still press it even when it’s not displayed. However, you can make it display at all times if you'd prefer. 

Navigate to and touch AppsSettings, and then Display. Swipe to and touch Navigation bar. Touch the slider next to Show and hide button to make your Home button appear at all times. You’ll never have to go searching for it again (not that it ever went anywhere, though).

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.

Navigate to and touch AppsSettings, and then Display. Swipe to and touch Navigation bar. Touch Hard press Home button and then adjust the slider from Lighter to Stronger, depending on your sensitivity preference.

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, and presto! 

Navigate to and touch Apps and then touch Settings. Swipe to and touch Lock screen and security, and then touch Fingerprint Scanner. Follow the on-screen prompts to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone- no Home-button required.

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 Dexterity and interaction, and then touch Assistant menu. Touch the slider and then touch TURN ON to activate the feature. 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, lock your phone, and much more. Finally, touch the screen, anywhere outside the menu to close it.

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