Large smartphone displays are getting very common these days. Almost every other smartphone OEM is manufacturing big screened phones and consumers actually love them. Big Displays are definitely beautiful and crisp these days but also, pretty hard to use for some people who like to work single-handed or have smaller fingers. For them, XDA has an app to help!
So, a new XDA app called (wait for it) “One-Handed Mode” is bringing the helpful feature to any smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher.
Once you open the app, which doesn’t require root, you’ll be greeted by a colorful multi-screen introduction. If your phone is rooted, simply click the check mark at the end of the tutorial to enable the app. If your device isn’t rooted, you’ll have to use ADB to grant the app WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS permission.
One-Handed Mode is free to download and use in a limited capacity, which means you can turn one-handed mode “on” and test drive it in other apps. You’ll have to pay $0.99 to unlock a floating toggle overlay button and customizable settings, including choosing whether the toggle is displayed when you boot up your phone, whether the toggle is automatically pinned to a side of the display, or if the one-hand-friendly screen can be resized. That in-app purchase price will rise to $1.99 after its first week, which ends Friday, Nov. 3. Go get it! 😀
Well…to be noted, According to XDA, the app appears to work on devices beyond the ones they’ve confirmed compatibility with: OnePlus 5 (running Android 7.1.2 Nougat), Pixel XL (running Android 7.1.2, 8.0, and 8.1), and Pixel 2 XL (running Android 8.0 and 8.1). However, One-Handed Mode doesn’t play nice with all apps. For example, some apps viewed in this mode display a portion of unusable space underneath the notification bar. Pretty ignorable, right?
You can download the app app from APKMirror.
Do let us know about your experience with the app and how much would you like to recommend it to your fellow geeks and big display phone lovers out there! 😀