How to Create Custom Swipe Gestures on Android

The best thing about Android is that offers a lot of customization options. One good example of this is its ability to support custom gesture commands and automated tasks. Speaking of which, if you wish to know how to create custom swipe gestures on Android, then all you need to do is to follow the steps below.


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Step 1

On your Android device, go to Play Store then download and install an app called Navigation Layer.


Step 2

Once installed, launch the app from your home screen or app drawer. You will then see a list of options. To create a custom swipe gesture, go to “Personalization” then choose “Edit Actions”. This will allow you to edit the default actions that are already associated with your app’s gesture controls.

Step 3

In “Edit Actions”, you have to indicate your preferred actions for the custom swipe gestures that you can do on the right bar, left bar and bottom bar sections of your Android screen. Keep in mind that every section has five basic gestures that you can use and these are as follows – swipe up, swipe down, swipe left, long press and double tap.

Of course, you’re free to associate any action that you want for these gestures like go to home screen, open last app, open task manager, open browser, etc. Say, for example, you can set a custom swipe gesture that would immediately allow you to open your browser every time you “swipe up” from the right corner of your Android screen.

Step 4

Go back to the app’s main menu and tap the “Service Status” to activate your custom swipe gestures. You’ll know if the app is running because the description in the “Service Status” will say that the service is running correctly.

Step 5

To personalize the dimensions and visibility of your gesture bars, go to the app’s main menu then select “Personalize”. Edit the dimensions in “Edit Bars” by carefully dragging the blue and red bars using your finger. The gesture bars are basically located on the left, right, top and bottom portions of your Android screen. Just press the home button once you’re satisfied with your current settings.

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