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How to change the navigation button order on the Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung ditched the physical home button on its new flagship, so the Galaxy S8 has software buttons now. One of the great things about having virtual navigation buttons is that the order can be changed. Here's how to switch things up on your Galaxy S8 or S8+.

If you've bought the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and you find yourself not adjusting well to the new order of the navigation buttons, you're not alone. The usual order from previous Samsung phones was Recents - Home - Back, and now it's the other way around. Luckily, changing the order of the software buttons is simple.

Here's how to change the order of the Galaxy S8 buttons:

  • Go to Settings -> Display, then scroll down to Navigation bar.
  • Here, you'll tap the Button layout section to see your options.
  • There are two configurations to choose from: Back - Home - Recents and Recents - Home - Back.
  • Just tap the configuration you prefer.
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The option is in the Navigation bar settings on the Samasung Galaxy S8. / © NextPit

There you have it! The Navigation bar settings also offer the option to customize the background color of the bar and adjust the home button sensitivity.

Let us know if you have any questions about the S8 in the comments!

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Brittany McGhee

Brittany McGhee

Brittany loves to keep up with the latest technology and innovation, so she is excited to have the opportunity to write about the wonderful world of Android. She thinks spreadsheets and numbers are fun, in addition to reading books and volunteering.

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  • William Knowles 1
    William Knowles Nov 11, 2017 Link to comment

    Can't not find the sync button anywhere

  • Madars G 10
    Madars G May 2, 2017 Link to comment

    Is it some how possible to hide my homes screen buttons on my s8+ ?