It’s pretty clear that phones have gone through a growth spurt – sometimes to comical proportions. Trying to handle a modern Android phone with just one hand can feel like a real struggle. But fear not, because that’s where the lifesaver known as “One-Handed Mode” steps onto the scene, and you’ll find it in the toolbox of many Android phones.
What is One-Handed Mode?
If “One-Handed Mode” is a new term for you, it’s essentially a nifty trick that rearranges the user interface, all in the name of convenience. On certain phones, this translates to sliding the screen’s contents to the lower portion, bringing everything within easy reach. And guess what? Some devices even let you shrink the entire display to a corner. Don’t worry, this isn’t a forever change, but it’s a really handy move to have up your sleeve for specific scenarios.
Here’s How One-Handed Mode works on a Samsung Galaxy:
- With a Samsung Galaxy phone, swipe down once from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Settings and select “Advanced Features.”
- Select “One-Handed Mode.”
- Toggle the switch on at the top of the screen.
- Next, you can choose how One-Handed Mode is activated. If you’re using gesture navigation, you can only choose “Gesture.” But if you use the three-button layout, you also have the option to double-tap the home button.
- In One-Handed Mode, you can tap the arrow icon to move the shrunken screen to the left or right. You can also grab the corner to resize the screen. Tap on any empty screen space to exit.
In case you’re not rocking a Samsung Galaxy phone, don’t fret – the odds are still in your favour when it comes to having One-Handed Mode. Give your Settings a quick search, and you might just stumble upon it unexpectedly! This little nugget of knowledge could come in quite handy, so keep it in your back pocket.