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How to activate gestures and change the navigation bar on …

The gestures for navigation, are a recent novelty introduced on Android 9.0 Pie, which has revolutionized the way we navigate the screens of the smartphone interface. The interface OxygenOS that distinguishes OnePlus 6T, had been offering similar functionality for some time, but some things have changed with the latest system update.

On OnePlus 6T in fact, thanks to the latest version of the system, you have the possibility to choose between the gestures of OxygenOS, which have proven to be better and very functional, or the default navigation bar of the green robot, similar to those found on any Android One or Pixel device. In this guide we will tell you how to activate and use them through simple and quick steps.

How to customize the navigation bar and activate gestures on OnePlus 6T

All you need to do, though activate gestures for browsing on OnePlus 6T:

  • Open the settings from the app drawer or from the main screen;
  • Then touch the itemButtons and gestures;
  • Then touch the sectionNavigation bar & gestures.

OnePlus 6T

Once you open the new setup page, you will be able to personalize the navigation bar.

By selecting the settingBack, Homeis Recent you will select the configuration of default of the navigation bar on Oreo, with the Back button on the left, the Home button in the center and the button for recent apps on the right.

OnePlus 6T

The setting Back, Home it also maintains the original configuration, with the only difference of hide the back button when not needed.

With the optionNavigation gestures, you can move on to navigation system implemented by OxygenOS, removing the bar. On OnePlus 6T in essence, you will have the freedom to select the style of gestures for navigation that suits you best.

The gestures offered by OxygenOS are many intuitive to use and allow you to increase the space on the screen, hiding the navigation bar. Obviously it will take a few days to practice and adapt with the new system, since it is still a drastic change, completely different from what you were used to.

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