Tag Archive: onehanded


OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro finally get a one-handed mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8

The feature will likely soon make its way to the newer OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones as well.

What you need to know The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 build for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro adds a single-handed mode. It also includes the December security patch and a few bug fixes. We expect the new one-handed mode to make its way to at least a few other OnePlus phones soon.

In October last year,  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: One-handed usability in the 19:9 world

When every phone is big and tall, one-handed mode and other accessibility features should come as standard.

It’s the age of big, tall. ridiculous phones, and we need to look again at the usability features that makes these devices easier to wrangle with one hand.

One of the great things about the emergence of 18:9 handsets last year was the ability to cram more inches of screen real estate into a similar device footprint. (Though, sure, direct  [Read More…]

How to use one-handed mode on the Galaxy S8

Not everyone has the same sized hands.

Samsung’s move to tall and narrow displays on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have made them even easier to use, but that doesn’t mean its one-handed mode has gone away. It’s still super easy to shrink down your screen to something you can easily reach with your thumb, and you have two different ways to get it done.

How to enable one-handed mode

One-handed mode on the Galaxy S8  [Read More…]

How to use one-handed mode on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus

Nougat update brings an easy-to-use one-handed mode to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus.

The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are starting to pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update, with the rollout kicking off in India. The update has all the features Google introduced with Nougat, including multi-window mode, inline replies, improved security, a new Doze mode, and much more.

Motorola also added a Moto Actions gesture that lets you use the phone one-handed. It is  [Read More…]

Big Google Keyboard update brings one-handed mode, layout tweaks and more!

A pretty major update is now rolling out for the Google Keyboard, bringing a load of new tweaks and features, including one-handed mode. And it’s that addition of one-handed mode that is probably the biggest change, allowing you to easily adjust the keyboard for left- or right-handed use in the keyboard’s settings.

Also new in this update is the ability to customize the keyboard height. Thanks to a new option in the settings menu,  [Read More…]

How to use the Galaxy Note 5’s ‘One-handed operation’ modes

Having trouble managing that screen? Shrink it down on-demand when you need it.

The Galaxy Note 5 is slimmer and easier to use with one hand than any previous Note, but 5.7-inches of screen is still a lot to manage. Samsung has two tricks up its sleeve to help you reach everything on your Note 5’s screen, and they’re even easier to use than previous iterations of the software tweak. They fall under the “One-handed operation”  [Read More…]

Using one-handed operation mode on the LG G3

Despite doing an incredible job once again packing a large display into a form factor that wouldn’t usually befit it, the LG G3 is a large phone. 5.5-inches isn’t small no matter how large your hands are and to help make one-handed use a little easier LG has included a set of options for using the phone in this way. It isn’t as extreme as Samsung’s efforts on the Galaxy S5 in this area, but LG  [Read More…]

How to set up your Galaxy S5 for better one-handed use

If you’re finding the Galaxy S5 to be a little too big for comfortable one-handed operation, there is something you can do about it. TouchWiz comes with a handy feature that makes one-handed use more comfortable and less awkward. Here’s how to enable and start using it:

LG’s Mini View shrinks things down for better one-handed use

LG G Pro 2 Mini View

Sometimes a big phone is just too big — LG’s Mini View scales it down

So you bought a giant phone. In the case of the LG G Pro 2, you’ve bought yourself a 5.9-inch phone. That’s a whole lot of phone. And at times it might be too much, leaving you longing for simpler days, when you were able to use your phone with one hand. 

(We’ll save  [Read More…]