Smartphones have continuously improved in the past decade. Would you have thought that more features come to a bigger screen? A bigger screen is a nice feature on its own. Using these devices with one hand does cause pain in some regions of the body. Android manufacturers, including Apple, have developed software tricks to make it easy when you need it. One Handed Mode is now available regardless of the manufacturer on Android 12.
A beta version of Android 12 is still available at the time of this writing. Android 12 will support one-handed mode when it comes out. You can move about while using a phone because it is designed to be a mobile device. Using one-handed mode permanently on a smartphone isn’t a good idea. You lose the benefit of having a big screen. Additionally, the screen does not look good.
Enable One-Handed Mode in Android 12
A simple gesture on Android 12 allows users to access the one handed mode. Once it enables through Settings, it will be available for use.
- Tap the gear icon in the quick settings panel or open the Settings app from the app drawer to access the settings.
- You can choose One Handed mode from the Gestures page.
- You can enable one-handed mode by tapping the toggle next to Use one handed way.
- During app switching, you can also turn off the Exit option from the same section.
- The one-handed mode automatically terminated after eight seconds.
You can access one-handed mode by swiping down on the navigation bar or by tapping the bottom center of the screen. All of Android’s interface is displayed on the bottom half of the screen with this method.
With just one hand, you can reach the top of the interface without using your fingers. When you finish tapping on the upper half or swiping up from the bottom of the screen, tap anywhere on the upper half. Tap anywhere on the upper half if you wish.
The Android OEM skins on Android 12 are more like iOS than other OEM skins on Android. As Samsung’s Android skin shrinks the entirety of the screen to either side, the aspect ratio remains the same. The mode can use for some time before you have to exit it. The bottom part of the screen isn’t even visible in Android 12’s implementation. That means you’ll have to dip below the screen to reach it. If you exit on-handed mode, the net will disappear.
The shrunken interfaces from other Android OEMs are not very usable, although they are not unpractical. It is purely a personal opinion; yours may differ. Similar to iOS, Android 12 has a new mode.