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How to remove the navigation buttons for OPPO cellphones and replace them with gestures

Gadgetren — Mobile-based Android today, including the OPPO brand, are equipped with the option of using virtual buttons at the bottom or gestures for navigation.

When turning on and setting up the cellphone OPPO for the first time, of course you will be asked about how to navigate using either virtual buttons or just gestures.

Meanwhile, some people who are used to their old devices will immediately choose virtual buttons for navigation. But at a later date when it turns out that you want to get rid of the virtual buttons because you want to use gestures for navigation.

Luckily it is very easy to do in the Settings menu by following these steps

How to Remove OPPO Navigation Buttons

  • Open the app Settings on OPPO mobile
  • Type in keywords Navigation in the Search column
  • Next, enter the menu System navigation
  • Select Gestures
  • Next, the navigation virtual buttons will disappear
    OPPO - Hide Virtual Button Navigation

After the navigation buttons have completely disappeared, you have to make a sweeping motion with one finger from the corner towards the inside of the screen to perform the Back, Home and Recent App functions.

For those of you who are not used to it, of course you don’t need to worry because the system on OPPO cellphones will teach you the necessary navigation gestures after the virtual buttons are gone. So you can study it continuously to get used to using the gesture feature which will indeed take time.

If you no longer want to use the gesture feature to navigate, you can display the virtual buttons again by selecting the Buttons option on the System Navigation page in the Settings application. That way the Back, Home, and Recent buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Actually, today’s Android-based mobile phones prefer to use gestures for navigation. However, virtual buttons are still present to support some people who are already very comfortable navigating using visible buttons.

Some services and applications also use gestures to navigate to expand the display so that more content can be shown without any annoying sections at the bottom of the screen. Even so, you can still use the buttons for general navigation.

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