While Android 9.0 Pie introduced some important changes to the core operating system, the feature that most people will talk about is the native gesture controls. By default, these gestures are disabled – but for those of us who want to try the future of Android, here's how to turn on the new controls.
Gesture Navigation is nothing new for Android. With third-party apps like Nova Launcher, you can control the phone with gestures. Functions like Pie Controls have been included in custom ROMs for years. Inspired by these apps and the new iPhone X, Google has finally made gesture control a native feature of Android.
: Enable Gesture Control
First, go to the main settings menu of your phone and select "System" option. Select "gestures" and select "swipe home". If you activate the shift key on the following screen, the navigation buttons change to the new look.