1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Thumbs can't reach the top of the screen unless I scoot my hand up and then pull it down, and then scoot it back down. Kind of a pain in the ***. Any other way that's faster (using one hand)? There's the option with fingerprint sensor but that's even worse cause I keep thinking camera is the fps. My left hand is actually tired from reaching.
    05-25-2017 04:32 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    You can use Nova launcher prime... Then use swipe down gesture. That will only work on home screen though, the FPS works on all screens.
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    05-25-2017 05:02 PM
  3. TabGuy's Avatar
    You can use Nova launcher prime... Then use swipe down gesture. That will only work on home screen though, the FPS works on all screens.
    Exactly what I've been doing for years. I never try any other methods. Alternatively you can remap the Bixby button to do it.
    05-25-2017 05:07 PM
  4. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Exactly what I've been doing for years. I never try any other methods. Alternatively you can remap the Bixby button to do it.
    That would be a good function of the Bixby button, I just disabled Bixby with package disabler.
    05-25-2017 05:16 PM
  5. TabGuy's Avatar
    That would be a good function of the Bixby button, I just disabled Bixby with package disabler.
    Turn it back on and use Bixby Remapper. I have it set to a back button.
    05-25-2017 05:21 PM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Turn it back on and use Bixby Remapper. I have it set to a back button.
    I had problems with Bixby remapper letting Bixby come on every once in awhile.
    05-25-2017 05:23 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    I am accustomed to bigger phones. I have four fingers on the back of my phone and easily scooch up to reach buttons as needed. Sometimes I use the other hand sometimes not.
    05-25-2017 05:53 PM
  8. o4liberty's Avatar
    you can you the fingerprint scanner to pull down and put up the notification bar.
    sangs likes this.
    05-25-2017 08:00 PM
  9. munnarg's Avatar
    Thumbs can't reach the top of the screen unless I scoot my hand up and then pull it down, and then scoot it back down. Kind of a pain in the ***. Any other way that's faster (using one hand)? There's the option with fingerprint sensor but that's even worse cause I keep thinking camera is the fps. My left hand is actually tired from reaching.
    I swear I've yet to see you post something positive about the phone. Why not exchange it for something you find more manageable?
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    05-25-2017 08:47 PM
  10. Whiskey619's Avatar
    S8 or +? Ideas: 1) hold phone differently, 2) move your other hand, 3) wait until your hands grow, 4) your hand will get stronger over time, and won't get tired from reaching 5) get a smaller phone, 6) do something someone else suggested.

    Let me know if none of those work. I'm sure I can come up with another suggestion that makes me sound like a jerk.
    05-25-2017 09:30 PM
  11. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    What i'd say is first of all try both models in a store hold em if you can to see which fits your hands better i went with the + but i thought i had average hands (seems i was wrong as i don't have much difficulties reaching the top or fps on the back) some people will have less issues with the normal version some find it easier with the +

    Guess i hold my phone kinda weirdly to reach it but i find no discomfort in doing so when i'm out and about i use the fps on the back to access the notification tray since it lets me hold the phone normally,but then again everyone has different taste/ways to hold a phone and different hand size.
    05-26-2017 11:26 AM
  12. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Thumbs can't reach the top of the screen unless I scoot my hand up and then pull it down, and then scoot it back down. Kind of a pain in the ***. Any other way that's faster (using one hand)? There's the option with fingerprint sensor but that's even worse cause I keep thinking camera is the fps. My left hand is actually tired from reaching.
    You didn't specify what model you have maybe the S8 would be better than the Plus for you
    05-26-2017 11:54 AM
  13. LineKill's Avatar
    Like others have said, you can use the FPS or Nova. You really shouldn't have any problem finding the FPS when using a case. Another option is to download a 3rd party app which allows you to add a gesture or shortcut to the homescreen.
    05-26-2017 12:14 PM
  14. milehigherik's Avatar
    Thumbs can't reach the top of the screen unless I scoot my hand up and then pull it down, and then scoot it back down. Kind of a pain in the ***. Any other way that's faster (using one hand)? There's the option with fingerprint sensor but that's even worse cause I keep thinking camera is the fps. My left hand is actually tired from reaching.
    I have large hands and I still have to scoot my hand up a little. It is what it is. If it doesn't work for you then return it ASAP. I don't buy a tablet expecting to do anything one handed. Nova provides a great screen gesture for that though.
    05-26-2017 12:57 PM
  15. milehigherik's Avatar
    you can you the fingerprint scanner to pull down and put up the notification bar.
    Yes but the OP is incapable of distinguishing from the fps and the camera lens so this doesn't help.
    05-26-2017 12:58 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yes but the OP is incapable of distinguishing from the fps and the camera lens so this doesn't help.
    I don't think he even owns the S8/S8+.
    05-26-2017 05:07 PM
  17. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I have no problem because I use Nova actions so I can pull the shade down from the middle of the screen.
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    05-26-2017 05:58 PM
  18. laestrella's Avatar
    What about the built in one-handed mode? You can map it to a tripple tap on the home button or swipe from a corner.
    05-26-2017 06:14 PM

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