1. GrimJim70's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and have selected my home button and navigation bar to be hidden. However, no matter what when I press my screen in the area of my home button, the home button is activated and brings me back to the home screen even though the home button is not visible.

    This happens pretty much on every app and so is not a behavior that is limited to one or two individual apps. am I misunderstanding the purpose of hiding the home button? My understanding was hiding the home button would prevent it from being active on the screen. It is really frustrating because many of the apps I use require me to touch the area where the home button is located in order to perform specific actions. For example if I want to send a text I have to tap the bottom center of the screen in order to bring up the keyboard. this will activate my home button and so I have to be careful to push at the bottom of the screen but just a little to the right of center so as not to activate the home button and boot me out to the home screen.

    Is there a setting I can change so this won't keep happening?
    09-04-2018 01:01 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    am I misunderstanding the purpose of hiding the home button?
    It sounds like it.

    My understanding was hiding the home button would prevent it from being active on the screen.
    No, it simply drops the button bar down. If you tap in the area of the button it comes back up. If you tap right on the bar, it comes back up and activates.

    Is there a setting I can change so this won't keep happening?
    I doubt it.
    09-04-2018 08:04 PM
  3. GrimJim70's Avatar
    Okay I understand that tapping once or swiping up will bring up the navigation bar and then tapping the home button will bring you to the home screen. My issue is that I am tapping in the vicinity of the home screen button when the navigation bar is not visible and it immediately brings me to the home screen without the first tap bringing up the navigation bar. it should be a two-step process where you tap once to bring up the navigation bar and then tap again to hit the home screen. My phone is bypassing Step 1 and activating the home button without the navigation bar even coming up or being visible.
    09-04-2018 09:58 PM
  4. GrimJim70's Avatar
    I guess by a lack of response I'll have to chalk this one up to a horrible design flaw on the part of Samsung to make a home button that activates whether it is visible or not. Nothing else explains putting a hyperactive home button in the location where so many apps ask for your input.
    09-11-2018 07:04 AM
  5. GrimJim70's Avatar
    Anybody have a better answer than "I doubt it?"
    10-02-2018 11:15 PM

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