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How to customize Android gestures and button actions

We are all familiar with some of the gestures that allow us to easily use Android, change from one app to the other one and much more. But recently, several new devices on the market have implemented gesture based actions like the Galaxy S5 which allows you to unlock your device or enter an app without having to unlock the screen first. Is this something my Android smartphone can do? Well, Yes it can if your device has an OLED display. Here is how to:

  1. Make sure you are using a device with an OLED display
  2. Go to the Google Play store and download “Knockr”
  3. Once installed, fire up the app
  4. Knockr is an app that allows you to configure several gestures which include Double Tap: Double tap the screen to open any app you choose or unlock the screen (if passcode is turned off) Swipe Up, Down, Left, Right: Users can set each Swipe to open a separate app or unlock the screen (if passcode is turned off) Long Press: Long press the screen to open any app you choose or unlock the screen (if passcode is turned off) Volume Up when in Landscape: Pressing the volume up button when the device is in Landscape will automatically open the camera.

knockr app

The app is currently available for Android 4.1 and up and is 100% compatible with the following Android devices: Droid RAZR, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S3, Glaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Round, Gionee Elife E5, LG G flex


Tariq Wahid

About the author Tariq Wahid

As it states, I am Tariq Wahid. I'm currently aspiring to become an Aerospace Engineer and working on a Dual Award Engineering course. I am the proud owner of a Motorola G with Android 4.4.3, and I am looking to buy a MOTO 360 and X+1. As you can tell I am with Android in the Mobile OS "War". I work Read More

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