Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are receiving a new update that picks up a slew of new features together with several UI tweaks. The latest Galaxy S8 update now has an icon to the left of the navigation bar that allows you to auto-hide navigation keys when you’re in an app.
With this new update, Galaxy S8 removes the black navigation bar, allowing you to make full use of its 18.5:9 panel. You can now toggle it with a quick tap and it immediately provides you with the option to automatically hide or display the navigation bar.
Many users were facing several issues with the S8 such as red screen tint and bloatware. And some users even find it frozen while using. To combat this, you can make a quick tour around our tutorial on How to Restart a Frozen Galaxy S8 – Cool Trick. However, it has been anticipated that with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 update, users will not face any issues.
In case you don’t like the auto-hide feature, you can turn it off by navigating to the Settings > Display > Navigation Bar > Show and Hide button. Galaxy S8 update even restricts the color options that can be used as the navigation bar’s background.
Formerly, you could use an RGB scale to customize the background as per your liking, but the company now offers a narrow set of seven light colors. With the S8 update, there isn’t an option to use a black navigation bar.
Samsung is also making it simpler and easier to use apps in the full-screen mode. Once you’ve installed the Galaxy S8 update, you’ll see a button just above the navigation bar that lets you use full-screen mode for apps, which don’t support its native 18.5:9 resolution. The pop-up window has the easy-to-follow label, saying that “Tap here to fill the entire screen.” Once you tap on the button, the app will restart and launch in the full-screen mode.
Read more at Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Ahead of the Curve
The lack of the black navigation bar is surely an annoyance, but it is likely Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8 update as it was worried about burn-in issues on the AMOLED panel. The update comes with a small footprint, i.e. 454.18MB and is now rolling out in India. It will be available worldwide soon, reports suggest.