LineageOS (former CyanogenMod) is continually adding new features to its latest build LineageOS 14.1 to enhance user experience. The ‘Single hand Mode’ is a new example, which lets you use a big phone with one hand. Basically, using a big screen phone with one hand is impossible. Most often, it requires both of your hands to use. LineageOS’s ‘Single Hand Mode’ or ‘One Hand Mode’ solves this issue, letting you use it with single hand.

If you have recently installed LineageOS 14.1 on your phone, read on to know how to enable ‘Single Hand Mode’ on your phone. The LineageOS development team has enabled this feature in all LineageOS 14.1 builds released on or after 6, March 2017. ‘Single Hand Mode’ or ‘One Hand Mode’ can be very useful when you want to use your big phone with one hand.



This mode allows users to shrink their phone’s screen down to the left or the right side, which means the ‘One Hand Mode’ can be useful for both left and right handed users.

For your information, LineageOS 14.1 bring Android 7.1.1 Nougat to many devices. It means users can still enjoy latest Android OS on their device, even if the manufacturers stop support for software update. However, your device should have root access and custom recovery.

How to Enable Single Hand Mode/One Hand Mode on LineageOS

Phone with on-screen navigation Keys:

1. If your phone has on-screen navigation keys, unlock your phone and go to the home screen.

2. Swipe left or light from the home button key to bring single-handed mode.

3. The screen will shrink to the direction of your swipe.

Phone with hardware navigation keys:

1. Unlock your phone and go to Settings > Buttons.

2. Scroll down and set the trigger for this mode

You are now ready to use one-handed mode on your phone with LineageOS 14.1. Leave your views about this feature in the comment section below. (Source – LineageOS)

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