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Enable New Gestures in Android Q Beta 3 – Improved Navigation Gestures

First Android Q beta for Pixel devices arrived in March and for non-Google phones, it arrived just recently. And we’ve been testing it on our Sony Xperia XZ3 ever since. Many have asked us questions about how they can enable new gestures in their Android Q beta 3. So, we’ve decided to write this guide which will allow everyone who has Android Q Beta 3 installed in their phones to enable the new gestures. Android Q’s third developer preview brought along several new features, one of which is fairly contentious: iPhone-like gestures. Once they’re activated, the home button will disappear. In its place, you’ll swipe up to go home. And, say, where’d that back button go? To navigate back and forth through apps, you can swipe left or right on your screen to get where you need to go.

After a few minutes of use, some users really like the changes since it makes switching between iOS 12 and Android Q a little less jarring. Others aren’t sold on the gestures, though that’s how it usually goes with new features. If you want to give these gestures a try, we’ve broken down the steps below to activate them on your phone. But before you get started, you’ll need to install the latest Android Q beta software on your device. It’s available on all Pixels, plus 15 other phones.

Android Q Beta 3, Enable Navigation Gestures

This new beta of Android Q (10) has brought iPhone like navigation gestures to Android. Lets start with the procedure to activate them!

How to Enable New Gestures in Android Q Beta 3

Now follow the step by step guide to enable the new gestures on you new Android Q beta 3:

Step 1 – First, go to the settings of your phone through quick menu which can be found on the bottom right of the quick menu

Step 2 – Once you are in the settings screen, go to system settings of your mobile.

Step 3 – Now, from the given option, select Gestures >> System navigation.

Step 4 – By default, it is selected to 2-button navigation. Change it to, Fully gestural navigation to turn on the new gestures on you Android Q Beta 3

You have now enabled the new gestures of Android Q. Enjoy the new gestures and get yourself familiarized with it until it’s full version arrives. Tell us how smooth this new beta is working in the comment section.

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