In this post, I will show you how you can customize your Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, Note 9, S10e, S10, and S10 Plus Navigation bar and add more controls without root or any special privileges. All you have to do is tap your phone’s screen a few times. And here’s how!
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On your Samsung Galaxy device….already mentioned which one is supported….open the Galaxy Store app
Search Good Lock
Tap install if you haven’t already or just press Update if already installed
Then open the App and scroll down
Tap on NavStar. It will take you to the Galaxy Store
Tap Install and that’s it. The NavStar Plugin is installed
Go back to good Lock and tap on NavStar again
This time, it will open the NavStar plugin and here you can choose various options and configure a custom navigation bar on your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone running Samsung One UI on top of Android pie.
I will quickly show you how…
Tap New configuration
Choose a background color
Then tap Button layout. Choose the position if you want it default, or left and right aligned
Further, tap on Add Button to add more control to the navigation bar.
You can choose a maximum of two buttons out of the listed ones. The list contains a few buttons such as a camera button, a screen Capture button, Screen Off and more. You may choose any that you like to have, I would go with the camera and Screenshot buttons.
Then tap Icons
Now here you can change Icons that appear in the navigation bar. Just tap on which icon you want to change and choose from the existing ones. What’s good about this is that you can even add custom icons like this. I have given the link in description from where you can download icons for your navigation bar.
Once you have selected the icon, set the transparency levels and turn off the Adaptive Icon Colors if you have added custom icons or colorful icons. If the Adaptive Icon color is On, you will see the dark shadow of the icon.
Once you are done customizing the navigation bar configuration, tap Save
And that’s it.
Now Tap on your newly designed and customized Navigation bar to see it instantly appearing on your Samsung Galaxy device running on Samsung One UI.
This ability to add more buttons at the navigation bar, makes one hand use much more convenient. After all, Samsung One UI is focused on One hand use design.
Choose control look from the available options. You can tap on Add Control to add more controls to the navigation bar
So I will choose the Camera and a Screen off control so that I don’t have to press the power button to turn off the screen.
And of course, you can edit, delete your designed navigation bar or an existing one. Further, you can also turn it off anytime to get back the default Pie navigation bar.
So there you have it, the easiest way to customize the Samsung galaxy Navigation bar without Root or any Special privilege as I promised.
It’s possible because of Good Lock. It’s a great app that can help customize the interface of your Galaxy Device completely. I will be bringing more video on Good Lock, Samsung One Ui and Pie….. so please subscribe. The videos will be uploaded every other day on Samsung One UI customizations. Which includes a few tips to bring back good old Oreo features such as auto hide Navigation Bar.
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