How can I see the navigation bar on my Galaxy device?

Last Update date : Jul 18. 2022

The navigation bar is a tool on your Galaxy device that lets you access your home screen or recent tabs quickly, easily and intuitively. Occasionally, the navigation bar may be hidden. To know more about how to see it on your screen, read below. 

View of the navigation bar displayed and highlighted on a Galaxy device.

On your Galaxy device, you will have a bar with three shortcuts. This is called the navigation bar. Through it you can access three options by tapping on three different buttons:

  • Recent button.
  • Home screen button.
  • Back button.

However, you may have previously decided to hide the navigation bar by choosing the swipe gestures option, which replaces the buttons with swipe gestures on your screen.

If you want to see your navigation bar on the screen again, follow these steps:

1 Open the “Settings” menu and tap “Display”.
2 Scroll down to the “Navigation bar” option and tap on it.
3 You can choose between “Buttons” and “Swipe gestures”. If you want to see the navigation bar on your screen, select the “Buttons” option.

Yes. If you want to change the order of your navigation bar buttons, follow these steps:

1 Repeat the above steps to access the "Navigation bar" menu.
2 With the "Buttons" option selected, scroll down to the bottom of the screen. In the "Button order" menu, choose the navigation bar type you prefer.

You can choose between two different layouts:

  • Recent button Home screen button Back button.
  • Back button Home screen button Recent button. 

The navigation bar may disappear while using certain apps or functions. 

To see the navigation bar, simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen.

View of your screen with a swipe up gesture to see the navigation bar.

Please note: If you rotate your Galaxy device to watch the video horizontally, the navigation bar will be displayed by swiping left or swiping right on your screen.

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