1. Tim1954's Avatar
    So with the latest N update, the bár with home, recents and back keys pops up and out of sight at will.
    It's a curse of a thing when you're in an app or game and touch the bottom to go back one step, the ruddy thing disappears and you tap on some function key in the app instead...
    Anyone else have issues with this latest "improvement" Nougat had dished up?
    Sounds great in theory, but....
    07-04-2017 11:08 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I haven't had any troubles so far, but have not been in a game yet. I read something that said, even if the button wasn't visible, it was still active and could be 'pushed'. Sounds like that's not what you're seeing though.
    07-04-2017 11:21 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    You have to swipe it up once it goes away. Especially annoying with video watching and getting out of messages...
    07-05-2017 12:28 AM
  4. Tim1954's Avatar
    I just discovered you can turn that off and have the navigation bar permanently on screen (it's an ugly pale colour)... Sigh!
    07-05-2017 12:41 AM
  5. 635573's Avatar
    Hi. I just figured it out. When the home button bar at the bottom is up, to the very far left is a dot. Push on the dot and it will keep your bar up and your three major functions visible.
    daswooski likes this.
    07-19-2017 10:34 PM
  6. daswooski's Avatar
    Perfect, thanks very much as this was slowly ticking me off and I was hoping we could turn it off
    08-03-2017 02:46 PM
  7. covard's Avatar
    You can also set it so that the dot doesn't come up, if you don't want the nav bar to EVER be hidden.

    In Settings>, Display>, Navigation Bar> there is the option for "Show and Hide Button." If that is off, then you will never have the dot to activate "hidden.""
    08-03-2017 06:20 PM
  8. gudtogo's Avatar
    The hiding soft keys is driving me crazy when I'm trying to text several people.
    I have to constantly swipe up to get them
    The "pin" button which is supposed to prevent them from hiding doesn't work.

    It should be my choice to show or hide these buttons.
    09-07-2017 07:22 PM
  9. duker2000's Avatar
    Yes, I'm having a similar problem, just within the past week. When I leave the home screen the status bar disappears. When I swipe up, it appears, but even though I touch the show and hide button, it still disappears within a few seconds. My show and hide button worked fine up until then.
    09-18-2017 11:57 AM
  10. cardboard60's Avatar
    From the bottom of your screen flip it up.
    Just like you have to do on the old windows 7
    You will flip up a menu bar.
    On the left there is a dot.
    Touch the dot and it will lock the menu bar to stay up.
    You can go back or make it go to your home screen
    When you are threw.
    Touch the dot on the left and the screen will disappear again.
    09-18-2017 01:09 PM
  11. duker2000's Avatar
    That is my problem; when I touch the dot, my menu bar does not stay up. However, when I go back to my home screen, then it will stay. However, when I am anywhere but my home screen, the menu bar does not stay, even when I touch the show and hide dot!
    09-18-2017 01:18 PM
  12. kikbxr1969's Avatar
    That is my problem; when I touch the dot, my menu bar does not stay up. However, when I go back to my home screen, then it will stay. However, when I am anywhere but my home screen, the menu bar does not stay, even when I touch the show and hide dot!
    You have to double tap it now. This is a feature that is supposed to keep you from inadvertently changing the settings.
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    09-18-2017 01:41 PM
  13. duker2000's Avatar
    Thank you, that works!
    09-18-2017 02:22 PM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    Ever though to touch the dot and hold it for a second so it locks in.
    09-18-2017 02:59 PM
  15. kjbee357's Avatar
    Thank goodness someone posted about this, it has been driving me nuts. Now all is good again.
    09-23-2017 09:36 AM
  16. PNut91red's Avatar
    That feature doesn't work in full screen pics. Darned thing goes away again :/
    SGNote 8
    10-01-2017 03:47 PM
  17. cardboard60's Avatar
    How hard is it to take yer finger and flip it back up again.

    Mine don't stay up in every mode.
    At least I know where it is.

    If it bothered me. I would go to the Verizon store of Best Buy and ask about it.
    10-01-2017 05:08 PM
  18. Linda McDonald's Avatar
    You have to double tap it now. This is a feature that is supposed to keep you from inadvertently changing the settings.
    THANK YOU!
    10-01-2017 11:58 PM
  19. Linda McDonald's Avatar
    How hard is it to take yer finger and flip it back up again.

    Mine don't stay up in every mode.
    At least I know where it is.

    If it bothered me. I would go to the Verizon store of Best Buy and ask about it.
    Very hard! Google Pay comes up. Or you tap on messenger. Many problems with it 'not' being there. Fixed! Yeah
    10-02-2017 12:01 AM
  20. 103016's Avatar
    So i just had the new update and the home buttons were disappearing on in facebook. To change that go to settings/display/home touch buttons/hide home touch buttons. Then just check to see if ant apps were hiding them.
    06-08-2018 09:16 PM

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