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How to enable or disable immersive mode on Android | Guide

There immersive mode, also known as full screen mode on Android, hides the status and navigation bars while using certain apps. On Android, this mode is only enabled in some apps by default, but there are ways to activate and deactivate the full screen mode without root the smartphone. Unfortunately, there is a big limitation: It is not possible to disable Immersive mode for apps that use it by default.

What is Immersive mode?

As mentioned initially, the immersive mode is a feature that leaves room for an experience of using the full screen app, hiding the status bar and the navigation bars. The status bar displays the time, notifications and other important information at the top of the screen. Some Android devices also have a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen that houses the "Back","Home" is "Multitasking". To view these functions in immersive mode, you need to scroll up from the bottom of the screen or scroll down from the top of the screen.

Pros and cons of the immersive mode

The advantage of the immersive mode that there is more screen space for the app interface. The negative aspect that you could lose important notifications, lose track of time or neglect battery life, finding yourself with the smartphone discharged. When you swipe the screen for display the status bar, you may accidentally touch the icons on the app interface, which can be particularly annoying during the game. On some devices, immersive mode can cause conflicts with the onscreen keyboard, which is why many developers avoid this design choice.

How to hide the status bar in Android apps

There are some apps that allow you to use full screen mode in any app. A free option is the Fullscreen Immersive app available on the Play Store. The free version of the app has some bugs. For example, hiding the navigation bar may prevent the use of the on-screen keyboard on some devices. Not a problem that affects all the apps, but if it doesn't suit you, you can buy the Pro version to solve it.

  • Download the Fullscreen Immersive app from the Google Play Store Fullscreen Immersive -No advertising and root
  • Start the app and stop on Accept;
  • Touch the Off button in the upper right corner to activate the app;Android immersive mode "width =" 700 "height =" 413 "srcset =" 700w, https: //android.caotic. en / files / 2020/02 / immersive-mode-1-696x411.jpg 696w "sizes =" (max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px
  • Stop on "Usage access" and grant the necessary authorizations;
  • Stop on Hide Nothing, Hide Navigation Bar, or Hide Navigation and Status Bar. These settings will apply to all apps and take effect immediately.Android immersive mode "width =" 700 "height =" 413 "srcset =" 700w, https: //android.caotic. en / files / 2020/02 / modalit-immersiva-2-696x411.jpg 696w "sizes =" (max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px

How to activate and deactivate Immersive mode for specific apps

If you prefer, you can set preferences for full screen mode for individual apps. The preferences of the individual apps will overwrite the option chosen at the top of the screen. Note that these settings don't affect apps that run in Immersive mode by default. Starting with Android 10, immersive mode cannot be turned off for all apps.

  • Launch the PhotoSafe Fullscreen Immersive app;
  • Stop on "Usage access" and grant the necessary authorizations;
  • Click on "Full Screen Immersive Mode";Android full screen app "width =" 700 "height =" 413 "srcset =" 700w, https: //android.caotic .it / files / 2020/02 / modalit-immersiva-3-696x411.jpg 696w "sizes =" (max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px
  • Grant permissions;
  • Now you will find yourself in front of the list of apps on your device: stop on the magnifying glass to search for the app you prefer;
  • Enter the name of the app.Android immersive mode "width =" 700 "height =" 413 "srcset =" 700w, https: //android.caotic. en / files / 2020/02 / immersive-mode-4-696x411.jpg 696w "sizes =" (max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px
  • If you use the free version, you may need to tap "Hide Nothing" at the top of the app to view the keyboard.
  • Step on the name of the app to set your preferences: display both the status bar and the navigation bars, display only the status bar, hide both the status bar and the navigation bar or return to the default settings.Android full screen app "width =" 700 "height =" 413 "srcset =" 700w, https: //android.caotic .it / files / 2020/02 / modalit-immersiva-5-696x411.jpg 696w "sizes =" (max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px

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