Here’s how to use gestures on Android 9 Pie

If you have just updated to Pie or have a new phone, you may feel somewhat confused.

Android 9 Pie has brought some major changes to navigation. Instead of the standard Back, Home and Recent buttons, most of the navigation now comes through gestures (similar to iPhone X).

If you have just updated to Pie or have a new phone, you may feel somewhat confused. If your phone comes with Android Pie, it’s likely that gestures will be activated by default.

But if you’ve updated your phone from Oreo, there will still be old navigation controls. To turn this on, go to Settings> System> Gestures.

Select Slide up on the Home button and activate the slider on the screen below. Three classic buttons will return to a Home icon in pill form and a small arrow Back. Once you have activated the gestures, you can use them anywhere.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Touch the Home button to return to your home screen.
  2. 2.Keep pressing the Home button to call Google Assistant.
  3. Swipe up at Home to open the new Summary screen, which replaces the old Recents menu. Within it:
  4. Scroll left and right to browse your latest apps.
  5. Swipe up an app to close it.
  6. Swipe twice to Home to open the application drawer.
  7. Quickly move to Home to switch to the app you’ve been using recently.
  8. When in an app, tap the Back arrow to return a step

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