Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Turn One-Handed Operations On / Off

Note Notes:

  • Enabling one-handed operation adjusts screen size and layout for easy controlling of the device with one hand.
  • For first-time setup, hold device in one hand then quickly slide thumb from the corner of the screen to the middle.


  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Advanced features Advanced features icon.
  3. Tap Motions and gestures.
  4. Tap One-handed mode.
  5. Tap the One-handed mode switch turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
  6. From the 'Reduce screen size by using' section, tap one of the following:
    • Gesture: Swipe up diagonally from either bottom corner.
    • Button: Press the Home button 3 times.