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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by leegold, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. leegold

    leegold Lurker
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    Hi, new Galaxy S7 user, got used one and am happy with it. Question: Say phone sitting on table for minutes and screen went black, so I know can get Home screen by pressing home button or pressing power button once. But is there any other way?

    What I wanted to do is get Home screen from "sleeping" phone via the touch screen, perhaps by drawing a pattern on the touch screen and not by depressing any button. Is there a way? Using Android ver 8 it says. Thanks.

  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Check in settings for something like double tap to wake or other functionality. In my phone the options show up under Settings | System | Gestures but I think samsung shuffles menu options around so you may have to hunt.
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  3. leegold

    leegold Lurker
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    Thanks for the info above, I don't have Gestures menu but those options seem spread around in other menus, but couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for. ;)

    OK, the link below is close to what I was asking about - it'll do it. I could not find the "Dexterity and Interaction" menu but then I searched on my phone for it and it's on my phone, must be buried in the settings somewhere and way suggested on the link works OK, would prefer double-tap though


    very cool :^)
    #3 leegold, Jun 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 release date was March 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8890 Octa processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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