How to Turn Off One-handed Mode in Android Marshmallow

Your Android Marshmallow phone has a setting called One-handed mode that you can enable if you find that you are often using the device with one hand.

It adjusts some of the input mechanisms on the phone so that they are simpler to use when you only have one hand available.

For example, it can shift the keyboard towards the side of the screen so that you don’t need to stretch your thumb as far to reach all of the keys. It can be very handy, but it is something that is always active until you turn it off.

If you find that the one-handed mode is more of a problem than a solution, you might be looking for a way to turn it off. Our tutorial below will show you how to find the one-handed mode setting in Android Marshmallow so that you can adjust it as needed.

How to Restore the Android Keyboard to Full Size By Disabling One-Handed Mode

The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5. These steps assume that one-handed mode is currently active on your device and that you would like to turn it off.

Step 1: Open the Apps folder.

open android apps folder

Step 2: Select the Settings app.

open android settings

Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Advanced features option.

android keyboard pushed to side

Step 4: Touch the One-handed operation button at the top of the screen.

make keyboard take up full size android marshmallow

Step 5: Tap the button to the right of One-handed input to turn it off.

how to turn off one handed mode in android marshmallow

Now that you know how to turn off one-handed mode in Android Marshmallow, you will be able to prevent the accidental actions that can occur because of that feature.

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