1. pbc's Avatar
    Woke up this morning and all of a sudden my Pixel 3XL is back to having the 3 icons/buttons at the bottom instead of just two, and instead of being able to swipe up to get to my recently used apps, I have to press the square button.

    Last night when I went to sleep, it was fine. Was there an update that somehow automatically loaded in my phone as it usually asks me before updating?

    Having a lot of quirky issues recently with this thing (lots of choppiness with apps).

    Anyhow, curious how this would change on its own, and how to change it back!
    02-28-2019 07:50 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    make sure you dont have a setting in accessibility on..
    02-28-2019 08:05 AM
  3. pbc's Avatar
    Nothing that I see that would cause it. In Accessibility, I do have Nova Launcher on, but tried swithcing it off, same thing with the side swipe (and have had Nova on for a while). Also have auto rotate screen on.

    But I don't seen the swipe up vs side option anywhere.
    02-28-2019 09:29 AM
  4. pbc's Avatar
    Found this .... https://www.androidcentral.com/how-e...igation-system

    But I don't see the swipe up on home screen option anywhere in that menu on my 3XL.
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    02-28-2019 09:31 AM
  5. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    OP, when you restart the phone does it still appear with the 3 button UI? The gesture system IS for sure the default, so there isn't a way to toggle that setting in the Pixel 3 series.
    02-28-2019 09:38 AM
  6. pbc's Avatar
    Well, I did a hard reset on the phone by holdig the power until it shut off and turned back on, swipe up is back now.

    What's odd is that if there isn't a way to toggle the setting or go back to a side swipe .... how the heck did it happen? Pretty sure I had it happen several weeks ago as well, but don't recall how I got it back as I think it just seems to randomly switch!
    02-28-2019 09:45 AM
  7. pbc's Avatar
    ...hoping it fixed my hidden alarm issue, guess I will find out at 5:35am tomorrow!
    02-28-2019 09:46 AM
  8. GSDer's Avatar
    What's odd is that if there isn't a way to toggle the setting or go back to a side swipe .... how the heck did it happen? Pretty sure I had it happen several weeks ago as well, but don't recall how I got it back as I think it just seems to randomly switch!
    If you can find a way to 'enable' that configuration again you'd probably make alot of Pixel 3 owners happy; I remember reading that there were lots of folks unhappy that they were locked into the new Gesture UI.

    I think you'll be waking up at 5:35...until you look in the Notification Log or boot into Safe mode.
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    02-28-2019 12:19 PM
  9. pbc's Avatar
    If you can find a way to 'enable' that configuration again you'd probably make alot of Pixel 3 owners happy; I remember reading that there were lots of folks unhappy that they were locked into the new Gesture UI.

    I think you'll be waking up at 5:35...until you look in the Notification Log or boot into Safe mode.
    Well, I haven't figured it out yet, but literally just happened again...Swiping to the side instead of up all of a sudden?-screenshot_20190315-223055.jpg
    03-15-2019 09:35 PM
  10. pbc's Avatar
    Odd!
    03-15-2019 09:35 PM
  11. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Well, I haven't figured it out yet, but literally just happened again...Click image for larger version. 

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    What is that running man icon in the notification bar? What other notifications are active?
    03-16-2019 07:28 AM
  12. pbc's Avatar
    Just my Ring doorbell app.

    Rebooted and back to swipe up.
    03-16-2019 03:29 PM
  13. pbc's Avatar
    Hmmm.. Happened yet again.

    Seems to happen when I'm logged into my phone using a secondary account. Typically while swiping away clash of clans,mind u it is the only game I play occasionally on my phone using that account.

    Strangley hard to go back to the side swipe and apps button vs the up swipe.
    03-18-2019 08:34 PM

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