How to Activate and Use Galaxy S20 One-handed Mode

This post will teach you how to activate the Galaxy S20 one-handed mode feature. Feel free to refer to this tutorial if you need help reducing your phone’s display.

The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch display, which means that it’s big. With displays like this, not all users would be able to operate the device with one hand. To address this need, Samsung integrates an advanced feature called One-handed mode. As the name implies, it allows you to operate your device using one hand. 

If you’re new to the Android 10 platform and need some inputs how to activate this feature, I have laid out a step-by-step guide for personal reference. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to activate and use the Galaxy S20 One-handed Mode

The following steps demonstrate the standard process of shrinking the Galaxy S20 display by activating an advanced feature called One-handed mode. Individual screenshots are likewise provided to serve as visual representations for those who are having trouble following textual instructions. Here’s how it works.

  1. Start by going to the Apps screen then tap Settings.

    To access the Apps screen, just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen. You ca find the Settings among other app shortcuts or icons.

    activate galaxy s20 one-handed mode - settings

  2. From the Settings screen, scroll down and tap Advanced features.

    A list of advanced features and options to manage and utilize will be displayed.

    activate galaxy s20 one-handed mode - advanced features

  3. Scroll down and tap One-handed mode.

    This feature will allow you to adjust or reduce the screen size and layout in a way that can be controlled with one hand.

    activate galaxy s20 one-handed mode - turn on switch

  4. Toggle the switch next to Use One-handed mode.

    Doing so will activate the feature.

    activate galaxy s20 one-handed mode - enable feature

  5. You may opt to reduce display size with Gesture or Button.

    Simply tap the radio button before Gesture to reduce display size by swiping down in the center of the bottom edge (swipe diagonally) of the screen.
    Otherwise, tap to select Button to reduce the display size by double-tapping the Home button.


    activate galaxy s20 one-handed mode - feature activated

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

One-handed mode makes UI elements easier for you to reach while using your phone with one hand. This is made possible at the entire UI size is reduced and pushed towards one of the lower corners of the screen.

To switch back to normal mode, simply tap on the black portion of the display. Doing so will exit one-handed mode right away.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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