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How to Use Android 12 in One-Handed Mode

Android 12 makes navigating on bigger smartphone screens easier

what to know

  • by enabling set upsystemgestureOne-handed mode
  • Swipe down from the bottom of the screen to activate.
  • Exit by locking the phone or tapping the top of the short screen.

This article explains how to use one-handed mode in Android 12, including how to enable gestures, activate it when needed, and how to exit one-handed mode.

How to enable one-handed mode?

One-handed mode works with gestures enabled in the phone’s settings. Once turned on, it’s easy to use: just swipe down. The work area instantly shrinks to the bottom half of the screen, making it easy to work on top content with just one finger.

anger set upsystemgestureOne-handed mode

Play Use one-handed mode† You can take a moment here to adjust other options, such as exiting one-handed mode when switching apps, or shortening or lengthening the timeout setting.

Swipe down from the bottom of the screen to activate one-handed mode. Everything you do in this mode is done in a half-sized window.

How to disable one-handed mode?

To disable this feature completely, go back to step 2 above and disable gestures.

To exit only one-handed mode, wait for the timeout duration (if you selected one of these), or do one of the following:

  • Tap on a black blank area on a small screen.
  • Swipe up, past the short screen.
  • Lock your phone.
  • Switch to landscape mode.

Common Android Gestures for Your Phone or Tablet

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Pixel phone have a one-handed mode?

    Yes, Android 12 supports Pixel models 3 to 5, and Google has a system-level one-handed mode in Android 12.

  • How does one-handed mode work on Samsung phones?

    Samsung has its own built-in one-handed mode, and unlike Android 12’s one-handed mode, Samsung’s one-handed mode shrinks the entire screen to one side. On Samsung Galaxy devices with Samsung One UI, to enter one-handed mode: set upAdvanced Features† Play Actions and Gesturesthen select One-handed mode and activate the function.

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How to Use Android 12 in One-Handed Mode

Android 12 makes it easier to navigate larger smartphone screens

What to Know
Enable through Settings > System > Gestures > One-Handed mode.
Activate with a downward swipe from the bottom of the screen.
Exit by locking the phone or tapping above the short screen.

This article explains how to use one-handed mode in Android 12, including how to enable the gesture, how to activate it when you need it, and how to exit out of one-handed mode.

How to Activate One-Handed Mode

One-handed mode works through a gesture enabled in your phone’s settings. After it’s enabled, using it is easy: just a simple swipe-down motion. The working area will instantly shorten to the bottom half of the screen so you can use just one finger to easily reach things at the top.

Go to Settings > System > Gestures > One-Handed mode.

Tap Use one-handed mode. You can take this time to also adjust the other options here, such as exiting one-handed mode when switching apps or to shorten or lengthen the timeout setting.

Swipe down from the bottom of the screen to activate one-handed mode. Everything you do while in this mode will happen within the half-sized window.

How to Turn Off One-Handed Mode

To completely disable this feature, return to step 2 above and turn off the gesture.

If you just want to exit one-handed mode, either wait for the timeout duration to be reached (if you’ve chosen one) or do one of these things:

Tap in the blank, dark space above the small screen.
Swipe upward, past the short screen.
Lock your phone.
Rotate to landscape mode.
Common Android Gestures for Your Phone or Tablet
FAQ

Do Pixel phones have a one-handed mode?
Yes. Pixel models from 3 to 5 are compatible with Android 12, and Google includes one-handed mode at the system level in Android 12.

How does one-handed mode work on a Samsung phone?
Samsung has its own built-in one-handed mode that differs from Android 12’s one-handed mode. One-handed mode on Samsung shrinks the entire screen to one side. On Samsung Galaxy devices running Samsung’s One UI, access one-handed mode by going to Settings > Advanced Features. Tap Motions and gestures, then select One-handed mode and toggle on the feature.

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