Despite all the unlimited potential that comes with Android, there has never been room for custom status bar gestures. Until now, swiping down to view notifications and quick settings were most that you could get from the status bar. In the past, you would need root access to add custom gestures to your status bar on Android, but not anymore.
With the help of an app called Status Bar Pro, you can unlock the full potential of the status bar. This incredible app is officially available on the Google Play Store, so you don’t have to worry about its authenticity.
Step 1: Download Status Bar Pro – 3D Touch
Despite offering a root-like feature, this app is completely legit and available for free on the Google Play Store. Simply open the Play Store app on your Android and search for “Status Bar Pro”, or click on the download link below.
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Step 2: Activate the app as Device Administrator
The first time you launch the app, you will be prompted to activate Status Bar Pro on Device Administrator. By giving this permission to the app, you can use custom status bar gestures even on the lock screen.
Simply press the “Activate” button and follow the instructions prompted on the screen to give Administrator privileges to the app.
Step 3: Add custom status bar gestures and actions
Now that the app is ready to go, toggle the switch next to “Status Bar Pro” to activate status bar gestures. You can select from a variety of gestures – Swipe Down, Swipe Right, Tap, Swipe Left etc. and assign them a specific action.
Although actions such as Screen Shot require root, actions such as Search, Quick Settings etc. can be selected right away. You can also go ahead and fine-tune the selected gestures with features such as Shake gesture, Speed, Position and more.
What are your thoughts on getting root-like custom status bar gestures on Android for free? Let us know what you think about Status Bar Pro in the comments below.
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