Use Gestures on Android Pie
Edited by Jay
Android has always offered users the option to use gestures to access and utilize various functions on their device's. The last two major OS updates (Oreo and Pie) have, however, stepped it up a bit with seven functional gestures that can help you get the most out of your device. In addition to the five gestures available with Oreo's release, there are two new ones for even more flexibility.
Depending on how you use your phone or tablet, enabling the right gestures can help substantially lower the amount of tapping and navigating around the UI. For example; if you're taking pictures and switching back to other apps frequently, the Jump to camera gesture works wonders. Also, the new Swipe up on Home screen gesture is excellent for when swiping is more desirable.
In the following VisiHow tutorial, we demonstrate Android Pie's gestures. For this article, we used a Google Pixel, running Android 9.
Use Gestures on an Android 9 Device
- 11Tap the switch to use the Prevent ringing gesture.The seventh option on Android Pie's Gestures screen is Prevent ringing.
Tips, Tricks, and Warnings
- Test out each gesture to get a good feel for how they work.
- If you want to turn a gesture off, go to Settings > System > Gestures, select the gesture, and then tap the toggle switch.