Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 lets users hide and unhide navigation bar on the fly, but it is not available for homescreen. This feature helps to see more of the display without the navigation bar concealing it and helps prevent AMOLED screen burn-in issue some extend. If you want to hide navigation bar on homescreen too, there is a way to hide it on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. No root access is required.

If you thought that the onscreen navigation bar on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 is a waste of screen real estate, or looking a way to prevent the screen burn-in issue of AMOLED some extend, then check out the guide below to know how to hide/unhide navigation bar of Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8.



This method does not require any complicated settings or root access. All you need to install latest version of Nova Launcher 5.4.1 and enable the navigation bar hide and unhide option.

Also Read: Samsung Added Navigation Bar Hide Option to Galaxy S8 (How to Enable)

Nova launcher is one of the most popular homescreen replacement apps and the latest version (Nova Launcher 5.4.1) adds an option to hide/unhide navigation bar on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

Hide Navigation bar on Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

1. Install Nova launcher (it is free) from Play store [here] and set it as your default launcher.

2. Open the Nova Launcher Settings menu (long tap on the home screen), select ‘Look & Feel’ and enable the option ‘hide navigation bar’.

3. The navigation bar will be hidden immediately, even on the home screen.

To unhide the navigation bar, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Does this feature useful to you? Let us know in the comment.

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