If you’re upgrading for the first time in a few years and coming from a phone that still used Android’s traditional three-button bar at the bottom of the screen, you might be confused to find that it’s been replaced with gesture-based navigation. Don’t panic; it’s not too hard to get the hang of, and it frees up some space at the bottom of your screen. OnePlus’s Oxygen OS interface may be a bit different from the “stock” Android experience you’d get on, say, a Google Pixel, but the gestures work just the same.
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How to use full screen gestures
First introduced with Android 10, these full screen gestures are fairly intuitive once you grasp the basics. To go home from within an app, all you need to do is swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you leave your finger on the screen for a moment after swiping up, you’ll instead open the Recent Apps view, which…