Use Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with One Hand

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Samsung Galaxy Note3 has a big 5.7-inch touchscreen that is great for viewing media files. However, this large screen size is also the reason why you need to use the device using your two hands. There may be times where you find it inconvenient to use two hands with your device. Samsung recognizes this fact and has offered a special feature for users who want to temporarily use their phone with one hand. This article will discuss how to set your device to enable one-hand operations. Basically, when this mode is turned on, your device's screen is reduced for you to use it with one hand. The unused part of the screen may be touched but won't recognize touch inputs from either the hand or the S Pen.

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How to activate one-handed operation on Samsung Galaxy Note3

To activate one-handed operation on your device, follow the procedures below.

  1. 1
    Go to Galaxy Note3's home screen by pressing on the "Home" button once or by tapping on the "Back" button a few times.
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    From your home's screen, tap on the "Apps" icon
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    to view all the installed applications on your device.
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  3. 3
    You will now see all the installed applications on Note3.
    Scroll your way to the "Settings" app
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    . Tap on "Settings" to open the application.
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  4. 4
    From Settings, tap on "Control".
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  5. 5
    From Control, tap on the check box for "One-handed Operation" option.
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    You have successfully activated the one-handed operation mode on you Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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  • Note: You can opt to choose only some applications where the mode is activated. If that is the case, then your Note3's screen will be on normal mode for other applications and functions except for the ones you specifically choose.
  • Note: With one-hand operation activated, you can do normal stuffs with your phone except taking pictures and playing games that needs full screen.

How to re-size the shrunken screen size on Samsung Galaxy Note3

With the one-handed operation activated, you can re-size the reduced screen by tapping on the top most part of it. You can then drag it to re-size the screen to a smaller or larger size.

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