How to Hide the Navigation Bar and Enable Gestures on the Samsung Galaxy S8


  • To hide the navigation bar and enable full screen gestures


  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Navigation bar


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap Display
  3. Tap Navigation bar
  4. Tap Full screen gestures

Additional Notes

To navigate using gestures in their default position, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Swipe up from the bottom left for the Menu, swipe up from the middle for Home, and swipe from the bottom right to go Back. 

The default position of the navigation buttons is Menu-Home-Back, but it is possible to reverse the order of the navigation buttons in this same menu. Be sure to note if their position is reversed prior to hiding the Navigation bar.

If you don't want to see the three hint lines, turn off Gesture hints at the bottom of this same menu.

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