LG Aristo 5 is the successor of Aristo 4 plus. It comes with Android 10 out of the box. For the first time, we get a notched display on an Aristo device. The display size has increased from 5.45 inches to 5.7 inches. These are all welcome changes.
However, the annoying thing is that LG has done away with the home, back, and overview buttons. The default mode of navigation is by using gestures. The navigation bar is missing.
While using an app, the back button shows up on the top left corner. It feels quite inconvenient. The natural position of the back button is at the bottom within the reach of our thumb. It’s a blatant copy of iOS which is a bad move in my opinion.
The good thing is, we can easily get back our beloved navigation bar on the LG Aristo 5 in a few steps. Let’s see how to do that –
To get back the home touch buttons on LG Aristo 5, open the Settings app and select “Display”.
Tap “Navigation bar” on the display page.
Now change the navigation bar style from “Gestures” to “Buttons only”.
We’ve successfully enabled the Home, Back & Overview buttons on LG Aristo 5.
We can have up to 5 home touch buttons. The order can also be changed. Let’s see how to do this –
LG Aristo 5 Home touch Buttons
On the Navigation bar page, select “Button combination”.
The 2 additional home touch buttons are “Notification” & “Screenshot”.
Slide up the screenshot button and place it on the navigation bar panel as shown above.
Using the screenshot shortcut, we can capture any screen with a single click.
Notice the mini screenshot preview window. I captured this screenshot using the navigation bar shortcut.
We can also add a navigation panel shortcut pull-down or pull-up the navigation panel with a single-touch.
Drag & place the navigation shortcut as per the above screenshot.
I’ve pulled down the navigation panel using this newly created home touch button shortcut.
We can also rearrange the order of the Home touch buttons on the Navigation bar.
Let’s move the back button position from extreme left to the extreme right by dragging the icon as marked in the above screenshot.
The back button when on right is more closer to the right-hand thumb. If you operate your Aristo 5 with right hand this position will be more convenient.
LG Aristo 5 How to Close Apps
While using the Aristo 5 without the navigation bar in the “Gesture” mode, there is no overview/recent apps button.
We need to swipe up the screen from the bottom to the middle of the screen and keep touching the screen until the running app’s tile shows up on the screen.
To close a running app. We need to throw the app tile in the upwards direction as marked in the above screenshot.
When using the navigation bar, tap the square-shaped overview button.
The running apps are visible in the tile form.
Throw an app tile towards the top to close a respective app. Swipe towards the left to view all the running apps.
We can also close all the running apps at once by using the “Clear all” option.
Which navigation style do you prefer on the LG Aristo 5? With or without the home touch buttons. Share your views in the comment section below.