How to Hide Gesture Bar on Samsung Galaxy S24

Owning an Android smartphone only gives you more options when it comes to customization options. Samsung’s latest S24 lineup comes with Android 14 out-of-the-box layer with One UI 6.1.

With One UI 6.1, Samsung gives you a lot of customization options which is something a lot of people like to do to make their smartphone stand out. Whether it’s features or looks, you can do it all.

Have you noticed on your Galaxy S24 that when you switch from the 3-button navigation system to the gesture-based navigation, you might have noticed that some screen real-estate space is occupied by a transparent bar as well as the little gesture pill (also called the training bar by Samsung)?

If you want to get rid of it, you can now easily get that sorted Read on to know more.

How to Hide Gesture Bar on The Galaxy S24

Before we talk about how you can get rid of the gesture bar on the Galaxy S24 devices, we will first show you the steps that you need to follow to switch from the three-button navigation to gesture-based navigation. Let’s get started.

Switch to Gesture-Based Navigation on your Galaxy S24

With these steps switch to the modern gesture-based navigation on your Galaxy S24.

How to Hide Gesture Bar on Samsung Galaxy S24
  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S24.
  2. Now, tap on Display, followed by the Navigation Bar.
  3. Make sure to select the Swipe gestures option.
  4. You now have Gestures enabled for navigation on your Galaxy S24.

So, you might now notice a little transparent bar at the bottom of the screen. That is the bar you hold on to if you want to pull up the Circle To Search AI tool. You can also notice that a sizable amount of screen space is being taken up by the bar. So, how do you remove it?

Unfortunately, there are no settings or options for you to remove it right away. However, Samsung knows that its users love to customize things and has given its users the option to get rid of the gesture bar with the help of its Goof Lock module.

Now let’s talk about getting things done.

Download and Installing Good Lock

Downloading Good Luck for your Galaxy S24 is simple and easy to install. No, it is not available on the Google Play Store. For this app and its modules, you will have to use the Store App Store that comes pre-installed on all Galaxy smartphones.

How to Hide Gesture Bar on Samsung Galaxy S24
  1. From the app drawer or the home screen, tap on the Store app.
  2. Make sure that you are signed into your Samsung account. It is necessary to have a Samsung account to use the app store and everything else you plan to download from it.
  3. Once signed in, simply tap on the search icon and type in Good Lock.
  4. Before the results, you should see the Good Lock app with a pink icon.
  5. Tap on the download icon to install it to your Galaxy S24.

With the Good Lock app installed on your Galaxy S24, it is time to install the NavStar module from Good Lock. This is a module that you can use to customize the navigation bar as well as completely hide the gesture bar from your Galaxy S24.

Download NavStar on your Galaxy S24

How to Hide Gesture Bar on Samsung Galaxy S24
  1. Launch the Good Lock app from your device’s app drawer or home screen.
  2. Now, under the male up tab, scroll and tap on the download button next to the module that says NavStar.
  3. In a few moments, the NavStar app will be installed on your Galaxy S24.
  4. Scroll to the top of the Good Lock app. You should see navStar installed. Simply tap on it.

Hide Gesture Bar using NavStar

Once you have launched the NavStar module on your Galaxy S24, you will be taken right away to the swipe gestures tab.

How to Hide Gesture Bar on Samsung Galaxy S24
  1. To enable NavStar, tap on the toggle to switch it on.
  2. Switch the toggle to on next to Transparent Hint.
  3. Switch the toggle on to where it says Enable extra gesture settings
  4. Note, exit the app and launch the Settings app.
  5. Navigate to Display followed by Navigation Bar.
  6. Tap on More Options
  7. You’ll See the gesture hint option. Tap on the toggle to switch it off.
  8. The transparent bar as well as the gesture bar is now hidden and you get a little extra screen space on your Galaxy S24.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily enable the transparent bar as well as hide away the gesture bar on your Galaxy S24 smartphone. Having the gesture bar hidden makes the device screen look better and it makes your screenshots cleaner without the bar.

If you love the older swipe-from-bottom gesture which had three gesture bars, you can easily select that option when you have NavStar enabled on your Galaxy S24.

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