How to Change Navigation Style and Button Order on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post will help you change navigation type and button order on the Galaxy Tab S6. Keep reading for more detailed instructions.

Considered as the foundation of navigating smartphones and tablets is the menu that appears on the bottom of the Home screen, called the navigation bar.

Navigation bars in mobile devices appear in different styles, layout and button order. Nonetheless, they all serve the same purpose that is to help you navigate your device. 

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The traditional navigation buttons in Samsung mobile devices are the default layout that appear at the bottom section of the display.

Changing the Default Layout

If you don’t like the way the default layout is schemed, then you can change the navigation bar’s layout to full screen gestures instead. 

Enabling full screen gestures removes the navigation bar from its original placement and thus requiring you to swipe up to use the buttons. 

If you’re wondering how to make these changes on your Galaxy Tab S6’s navigation menu, then you can refer to this quick demo.

Easy steps to change navigation type and button order on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 10 minutes

The subsequent procedure is applicable to Samsung phones and tablets running the same software version with that of the Galaxy Tab S6. Actual screens and menu items may vary depending on device models, carriers, and OS versions.

  1. When ready, go to the Home screen and then swipe up from the bottom of the display.
    Performing this gesture will let you access the Apps viewer.

    The Apps viewer houses various types of app icons or shortcut controls to system services and third-party applications.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - home

  2. Locate and then tap the Settings icon to proceed.

    Doing so will launch the main settings menu of your device.
    On the Settings menu, you will see all available features and system settings you can manage or customize.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - settings

  3. Tap Display to access the display settings.

    Another set of items consisting mainly of the tablet’s display settings and relevant features will show up next.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - display

  4. Scroll down to view more items at the bottom section and then tap Navigation bar.

    The navigation bar menu will launch.

    On this menu,  you will see the currently used navigation type as well as the button order.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - nav bar

  5. To change the current navigation type, tap to mark the radio button before full screen gestures.

    The navigation menu on your tablet will then switch to full screen.

    A pop up message will also appear beneath, prompting you to swipe up with 2 fingers from the bottom of the screen to use the accessibility shortcut.

    That said, you should see that the soft keys are gone from the bottom section of the display.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - full gesture

  6. With full screen gestures enabled, gesture hints and other relevant options are also activated. 

    You may then opt to enable the feature to show button to hide the keyboard or activate the feature to block gestures with S Pen to prevent the S Pen from being used for full screen gestures.

    Simply toggle their respective switches if you wish to enable or disable these features while using full screen gestures.

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  7. Tap the More options button to show additional options and features to use with full screen gestures.

    Another screen will launch, highlighting more instructions to follow and additional features to manage.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - more

  8. At the bottom section, there’s a back gesture sensitivity slider you can adjust to make the device more or less sensitive to back gesture.

    Setting a higher sensitivity is recommended if you are using a case on your tablet as it may be difficult to do the back gesture at the edge of the screen.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - slider

  9. After making necessary adjustments, tap the Back arrow on the upper-left corner to go back to the previous menu.

    Here you can change or set a new swipe gesture method you’d like to use.

    You may choose between swipe from bottom or swipe from sides and bottom.

    Just read the given details as to how each of these actions work.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - back

  10. Then, tap the back arrow on the top-leftmost corner again to get back to the navigation bar menu.
    To change the button order, simply tap to select your preferred arrangement.

    To see the overall changes you’ve made, go back to the Home screen.
    You should see that the navigation buttons are already gone.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - buttons

  11. To revert the changes back to the default navigation bar, simply go back to the display settings menu, access the navigation menu and then restore the default selections.

    That should bring the original navigation menu and button order back on the bottom section.

    change navigation style buttons galaxy tab s6 - default

A quicker way to switch between the navigation buttons and full screen gestures is done through the navigation panel. To do so, simply swipe down the screen from top to bottom and then locate the navigation bar icon. Tapping the icon will turn the feature off and on.

In case where the navigation bar does not seem to appear as it should after modifying the settings, restarting the device can help rectify any minor glitches.

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!


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