How to Enable Single Tap Mode in Android Marshmallow

Due to its lack of many physical buttons, most Android smartphones rely on the use of onscreen buttons to perform actions in your apps.

Some of these actions require a minimal amount of interaction, while others require some additional steps.

If there are certain things on your phone that you wish were a little easier to do, such as interacting with alarms and phone calls, then you should try activating “Single-tap mode.”

Our tutorial below will show you where this setting is located so that you can turn it on and see if it improves your experience with the device.

How to Perform Certain Actions with One Tap in Android Marshmallow

The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 in the Android Marshmallow operating system.

Once you have enabled this setting, you will be able to perform several device taps with a single tap. This makes those processes a little faster but increases the possibility of a “mistap” or accidental tap that the double tap option would have previously prevented.

Step 1: Open the Apps folder.

apps folder

Step 2: Select the Settings icon.

marshmallow settings

Step 3: Choose the Accessibility option.

how to enable single tap mode on android

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Single tap mode to enable the option.

how to enable single tap mode in android marshmallow

As noted underneath this button, enabling this feature will allow to do the following actions with one tap:

  • Dismiss or snooze alarms, calendar events, and timer alerts
  • Answer or reject incoming calls

If you find that this is creating more problems than it is fixing, you can always come back here later and turn this setting back off.

Now that you know how to enable single-tap mode in Android Marshmallow, you can make it a little simpler to perform some actions on the device.

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