You use Galaxy S8 or S8+ through the touchscreen most of the time. So, it is important to know how to use Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures and how to control the touchscreen.
This Galaxy S8 how-to guide explains to you the 7 Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures and when you need to use them.
Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures are similar to other Android phones. So, this guide applies to not only other Samsung phones, but also other Android phones.
What are the 7 Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures?
Although Samsung Bixby and Google Assistant offer some alternative ways to control and access Galaxy S8 and S8+, most owners prefer touchscreen gestures.
Once you get used to Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures, you will find these gestures are the most efficient way to control and use the phone.
Like other Android phones, there are 7 Galaxy S8 touchscreen gestures:
- Long tapping (tapping and holding)
- Double tapping
Please note, although touchscreen gestures are more or less universal in all Android phones, the functions of the same gesture in different apps and different phones can be different. Some apps and some phones may offer additional features to a touchscreen gesture.
When you tap the touchscreen (as shown below), Galaxy S8 will respond to the touchscreen gestures depending on the items being tapped, for example:
- when you tap the navigation buttons, you will be directed to different destination: previous screen or exit the app (Back button), recent apps screen (Recents button), or Galaxy S8 home screen (Home button).
- when you tap an app icon in Galaxy S8 home screen or apps screen, the app will be started.
- when you tap a menu item inside an app, you will access the corresponding item inside the app.