Android 9 Pie introduces a new gesture-based navigation that makes using your Essential Phone with one hand even easier. But if you'd prefer, you can use the traditional navigation buttons from Android 8 Oreo.

Quick Steps

  1. HC_Change_Android_navigation_Frame_1.pngTap Settings
  2. HC_Change_Android_navigation_Frame_2.pngTap System
  3. HC_Change_Android_navigation_Frame_3.pngTap Gestures
  4. HC_Change_Android_navigation_Frame_4.pngTap Swipe up on Home button
  5. HC_Change_Android_navigation_Frame_5.pngTurn off Swipe up on Home button

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When turned off, the more familiar three-button Android navigation of Back, Home, and App Overview  Oreo_navbar.svg  automatically appears. If you change your mind and would like to use the gesture-based navigation featured in Android 9 Pie, go back to Gestures and turn on Swipe up on Home button.