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How to get Samsung navigation gestures back on One UI 6.1

"Restore Samsung gestures with Good Lock & NavStar. Switch back to default gestures & remove old ones easily. Simple guide included."

Today We will How to get Samsung navigation gestures back on One UI 6.1. If you like how you navigate your Samsung phone but updated to One UI 6.1, you might be upset. The update switches your gestures to the standard Android ones. But there’s a fix! You can use Samsung’s Good Lock app to bring back the old gestures. If you can’t find it in your region, don’t worry. You can manually install it on your phone. If this sounds tricky, don’t fret. We’ve got a guide to help you through it step by step.

Get Good Lock and NavStar Installed

To bring back Samsung’s navigation gestures, you’ll need two things: Good Lock and its NavStar module.

If Good Lock is available in your country, just go to the Galaxy Store and download it. Once it’s installed, open Good Lock and get NavStar from the Make up tab. Then, you can move on to part 2 of the guide.

But if Good Lock isn’t available where you are, follow these steps to get it manually:

Step 1: Open this link in your phone’s browser to go to the Good Lock APKMirror page. Scroll down to the “All Versions” section and tap the download button next to the newest version.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap the download icon in the “Download Good Lock” section.

Step 3: Tap the “DOWNLOAD APK” button that appears, and the file will start downloading.

Step 4: After the APK file is downloaded, open the “My Files” app. Find the downloaded Good Lock file in the recent files list, tap it, and follow the instructions to install the app.

Note: If it’s your first time installing an app manually, you might see a pop-up saying your phone isn’t allowed to install unknown apps. Tap “Settings” on the pop-up, then toggle the “Allow Permission” switch.

Step 5: Now, let’s get NavStar. Visit the NavStar APKMirror page using this link and follow the same steps as before to download and install the latest version of NavStar.

Restore and Begin Using Samsung Navigation Gestures

To bring back Samsung’s navigation gestures using Good Lock and NavStar, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Good Lock from your phone’s app drawer.

Step 2: Tap on NavStar in the Make Up section (when you open NavStar for the first time, allow all the permissions it asks for).

Step 3: Switch to Swipe gestures.

Step 4: Tap Enable extra gesture settings.

Step 5: Close NavStar and Good Lock, then open your phone’s Settings app.

Step 6: Go to Display » Navigation bar.

lStep 7: Choose Swipe gestures and tap More options, then select Swipe from bottom to switch back to Samsung’s navigation gestures.

Optional: Hide Gesture Hints

One UI 6.1 also gets rid of the option to hide gesture hints—those thin handles at the bottom of the screen to guide swiping.

If you don’t need them, you can disable them in Settings » Display » Navigation bar » Swipe gestures, where you enabled Samsung’s gestures.

Using Circle to Search with Samsung Gestures

With One UI 6.1, some devices get Circle to Search through Galaxy AI. This feature lets you Google search things on your screen by tapping or circling text and objects after long-pressing the home button.

Even with gestures enabled, you can still use Circle to Search. Just long-press the bottom center edge of the screen.

How to Switch Back to Default Gestures and Remove Samsung Gestures

To go back to default gestures: head to Settings » Display » Navigation bar » Swipe gestures on your phone.

If you want to remove the old gestures from showing up in the navigation bar settings:

  1. Open Good Lock.
  2. Long press on NavStar and choose Uninstall.
  3. Additionally, you can remove Good Lock by long pressing its icon in the app drawer and selecting Uninstall.

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