How to Hide Navigation Bar On Any Android Device

Android is the operating system which is having a lot of customization, and we can hide and add anything. Google prefers that everyone uses a software solution to let you navigate/control your smartphone. We have seen most of the smartphones companies are adopting the on-screen navigation bar to save the extra piece of hardware. If you wish to optimize this space even further, you might consider removing the navigation buttons or status bar. These occupy space at the top and bottom of the handset. here’s a quick and simple way to disable the Navigation Bar completely on Android. It requires root but once you have your smartphone or tablet rooted, then you can get rid of the annoying Navigation Bar.

Hide Navigation Bar Using Build.Prop Editor ( With Root Access )

  • Go to the Play Store and download Build Prop Editor
  • Open the Build Prop Editor Application
  • Grant Root Access to Build Prop Editor
  • Press the Pencil Button at the Bottom(or the 3-dot Menu at the Top Right and then Press Edit)
  • Scroll All the Way Down
  • Create a New Line at the Very Bottom
  • Add in the Following Text. . .
  • qemu.hw.mainkeys = 1
  • Press the Disk Icon at the Top Right to Save
  • Wait for the Spinning Circle to Stop(This Can Take Minutes)
  • Close/Minimize the Build Prop Editor
  • Download Pie Control
  • Configure the Pie Controls How You Want
  • Press the Apply Button at the Bottom
  • Close the Pie Control Application
  • Reboot Your Smartphone or Tablet

Hide Navigation Bar Using Power Toggles ( Without Root Access )

  • Go to the Play Store and download Power Toggles
  • Long press on the home screen 
  • Go to the “Widgets” >> “Power Toggles”, and drag the “4×1 Panel Widget” to the Home screen.
  • Now, Tap on the “Add Toggle” button, and scroll down to the “Display” section.
  • There, you’ll find the toggle for “Immersive Mode”. Simply tap on it to add it to the widget.
  • Tap on Done to leave the widget editing menu. Now, on your homescreen, simply tap the Immersive Mode Icon to toggle between the immersive mode on your device.
  • That’s it. You can now use this toggle to enable or disable the Immersive Mode throughout your device.

I hope you love this article and you can enjoy it on your device. Make sure that you install the simple pie application and enjoy the on-screen navigation bar on your device. If you have any questions about this tutorial or if you got stuck somewhere, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom.