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Google introduced the navigation based on gestures with Android 10, an undoubtedly well-received addition that however has undergone some criticism from users, one of them being the lack of customization of the functionalities and poor implementation of the latter. However, there are some ways to customize features both on Android 10 Here's how.

How to customize navigation with gestures on your Android smartphone

Method 1: Gesture Plus

Gesture plus an app developed specifically for customize the navigation bar on devices with Android 10, adding new features and gestures, giving the availability of multiple actions beyond basic navigation. Here are the steps to use it:

  • Download the app from the Play Store to install it on your Android smartphone;
  • The app can be customized for adding new gestures in the navigation bar, in the home screen and device lock screen. You can also choose between single or double touch gestures according to your preferences;
  • After selecting your preferred method, you can now choose between different actions to be assigned to the types of gestures previously chosen. The default single-touch option set on the action to go back, however can be replaced with any other action that you prefer, including opening the camera, calling a contact, activating or deactivating the flashlight, a screenshot or even starting any app installed on the device;

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Method 2: Fluid Navigation Gestures

What time are you in the ranks of geeks and if you have enabled root permissions on your Android smartphone, you can also opt for an alternative using Fluid Navigation Gestures, which can be configured in a completely similar way to the app mentioned above, following the instructions above.

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however possible use the app without root permissions through ADB, providing the necessary permissions to enable the app's functionality. After installing ADB on your computer, you can connect the device to the PC thus granting the necessary permissions for the app to work.

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