How to enable the new gestures in the Android Q beta

The third preview for developers of Android Q brought with it several new features, one of which is quite contentious: gestures similar to those of an iPhone. Once they are activated, the start button will disappear. Instead, it will slide up to go home. And, let's say, where is that back button? To navigate back and forth through the applications, you can slide left or right on your screen to get where you need to go.

After a few minutes of use, some employees of Verge really like the changes, since it makes the switch between iOS 12 and Android Q a bit less shocking. Others are not sold in gestures, although this is how it usually goes with the new functions.

If you want to try these gestures, we have broken down the steps below to activate them on your phone. But before you start, you must install the latest Android Q beta software on your device. It's available in all pixels, plus another 15 phones.


Activate the gestures from left to right

  • Open the Configuration application, then navigate to "System"
  • Once you are here, click on "Gestures". , "Then touch" System Navigation "
  • You can toggle in" Full Gesture Navigation ", which will replace the navigation buttons with a long, thin line along the bottom of the screen.

If you decide you want to go back to the two or three button design, just follow the same steps again to go back.