Some Samsung Galaxy S20 users say navigation bar (gestures) becomes less sensitive after One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update


It has now been three months since we saw the official unveiling of Android 11 and the subsequent rollout to Google’s own devices.

These months have been punctuated by beta builds from various OEMs and now, most of these skins seem stable enough to roll out to eligible devices. More on that in our Android 11 tracker.


Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor has also been working hard to deliver Android 11-based One UI 3.0 to eligible devices.

Recently, we saw the company’s flagship devices, the Galaxy S20 series getting updated to this new version of Android.


Samsung Galaxy S20

However, thing’s don’t seem to be well with these devices now that they’re running Android 11-based One UI 3.0. We have a One UI 3.0 bug tracker and you can check it out here.

According to users of the Galaxy S20 running One UI 3.0 (1,2,3,4), their device’s navigation bar gestures have become significantly less sensitive after One UI 3.0.

Is anyone else having trouble with the swipe navigation bar gestures after the 3.0 update? I had to take my case off because it I feel like the input gesture needs to start from the phone edge.

I use nav gestures (swipe from bottom) instead of the nav bar on my S20 Ultra to save screen space. They have been great, but the latest update to Android 11 has made them really inconsistent and hard to use. I’m not sure if it’s that they’re less sensitive or more specific about exactly where you need to swipe but it’s really annoying. This may be exacerbated by the case I’m using but I’ve always had this case on and it’s never caused problems before. Anyone else have this issue?

As annoying as this issue is, this is not the first time it is coming to light. A quick search on the forums reveals that this issue was present throughout the software’s beta stages (1,2,3).

While this might pass for a beta build, it is unfortunate that the issue has made its way onto the Stable release of One UI 3.0 for S20 devices.

After this one ui 3.0 update, the Galaxy S20 navigation bar touch does not work well. Is it just me? I’m not using the navigation bar button type, but the swiping (?) method that I use from the bottom to the top. But after this software update, I can’t go back, go to home, and swipe all of the recent. If you do it 5 times, it works 1~2 times.


Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The Galaxy S20 devices are not the only affected lot with this issue. This, as reports of the same anomaly, has been cited by users of the Note 20 Ultra Galaxy Note 20 as well.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this story and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned. In the meantime, users might want to check out these tips on how to use the new system navigation.

NOTE: We have these and many more Samsung stories in our dedicated Samsung section.

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