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In this Android Tutorial, we are going to tell you how to automatically hide navigation bar on Galaxy S10 and other Android devices. Since the launch of the navigation bar, it has received a fair share of criticism. When it got introduced for the first time, the mobile screens were not coming in huge sizes at the time. Therefore, users were uncomfortable to give up a portion of the already limited screen to the navigation bar. Anyhow, with the passage of time, mobile screen sizes increased and the hue and cry about navigation bar taking up screen space decreased. Having said that, some people still want it to disappear when not in use.
As a matter of fact, hiding the navigation bar on Galaxy S10 is very simple and doesn’t require any complicated steps to be performed. You can enable full-screen gestures to hide the navigation bar. However, this would hide the navigation bar entirely you will only be left with gestures. The method which we are going to tell you actually hides the navigation bar automatically when it’s not being used for 3 to 5 seconds. To bring it up again in order to navigate, you just need to swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
So, if you want to learn how to automatically hide navigation bar then go ahead and follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers on your PC.
- Enable Developer options and USB debugging on your Galaxy S10, or any other Android device you want to do this on.
- OEM USB Cable is preferred.
- Go to the directory where you have Fastboot and ADB on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).
- Now that you have launched the ADB successfully on your PC. In order to hide the navigation bar, you just need to type a simple command, the one given below.
- adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.navigation=*
- As soon as you push the above ADB command the navigation bar will be hidden on your mobile. Now, to bring it up you will have to swipe up from the bottom of your screen.
This does add an extra step to your interaction with the Navigation bar. However, it also gives you the satisfaction of using full-screen space. Anyhow, if you realize that you don’t like the ‘automatically hide navigation bar’ feature, it’s really easy to reverse. Push the following command to make the navigation bar behave normally again.
adb shell settings put global policy_control null