How to return to the classic navigation bar in Android Pie

How to return to the classic navigation bar in Android Pie

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The Android navigation bar is perhaps one of the components that we use the most of this operating system on a daily basis, as it is present in practically all applications, and it is the way in which we have simple access to multitasking, the start screen and the back button.

To happen that this simple but very powerful Android navigation bar has had its evolution over the years and the different versions, it had achieved until now stay almost the same in their functions and iconic three buttons. However, with the popularization of gesture navigation that Apple introduced in iOS since the launch of the iPhone X, it seems that its influence was so high that it managed to bequeathed to Android from version 9 that we also know as Android Pie.

If you recently purchased a terminal with Android Pie, or the one you had was updated to this new version of Android, surely one of the first things that jumped out is the new design of the navigation bar Android, which went from the classic three buttons, to a single bar in the middle.

As the saying goes, everything is a matter of habit, and the navigation by gestures that Android Pie introduces with its new navigation bar, although shocking at the beginning, ends up becoming part of our day to day, as happened for example with the mode silence that changed at the time Android Lollipop.

Return to the Android navigation bar with three buttons

However, if this new gesture-based Android navigation bar is a nuisance for you, the good news, at least for now, is that in Android Pie it is still possible to revert to the classic navigation bar, so we are going to explain the simple steps that must be followed to do so.

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The first thing will be to enter the Android settings section and look for the section “systemWhere are some of the general settings. Within this menu we must look for the submenu “Gestures“, And within this, touch the option”swipe up on home button”. This will take us to a new screen where we can deactivate the Android navigation bar based on gestures, and return to the classic one with three buttons.

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Now that you can enjoy your classic Android navigation bar again, I must warn you that the very preliminary betas of Android Q have shown not to have this option to revert to the classic bar, so there is a very high possibility, that the next version of Android will force us (at least in a standard way and without resorting to third-party applications) to use the navigation bar by gestures, what do you think?

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