Hide Navigation Bar and Status Bar On Galaxy S9 (Immersive Mode)

Putting the Galaxy S9 in immersive is now possible and you do not need root to do that! It is only when you hide status bar and navigation bar on Galaxy S9, you can truly enjoy the beauty of infinity display. In this guide, we will tell you how to enable Galaxy S9 Immersive Mode without root.

Samsung makes some of the best Android smartphones in the market at the moment. Ranging from budget phones to premium smartphones that cost $1000, Samsung has just the device for everyone’s needs. Samsung’s hardware industrial design has been on-point for quite some time now. And it is a known fact that Samsung makes the best AMOLED panels in the industry.

With all the OEMs slowly switching to AMOLED from LCD, there is a huge demand for AMOLED panels. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus come with what Samsung likes to call as Infinity Display. The screen on the S9 duo is edge to edge and looks absolutely stunning. But, if you want even more screen real estate, you can! Today, we will tell you how to hide Galaxy S9 Status bar and Navigation bar for a fully immersive experience.

Galaxy S9 Immersive Mode

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus come with huge screens and there is a lot of screen real estate for all your video and productivity needs. Additionally, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now let you hide the navigation bar by simply double-tapping the tiny circular button on the left side of the navigation bar, giving you more screen real estate to enjoy the content on the screen.hide-navigation-bar-galaxy-S9

But, if you need even more screen space, you can enable full immersive mode on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus by tweaking a few things very easily. This gets rid of both the status bar and navigation bar and lets you use all the screen without any hindrance. This method does not require root but you will need to run a few ADB command by connecting your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus to PC. Read ahead to know how to enable immersive mode on Galaxy S9.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging.
  2. ADB and Fastboot.
  3. USB Data Cable.
  4. Windows, Mac, or Linux computer

Steps to hide Navigation Bar and Status Bar On Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

  1. Connect your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus to your computer.
  2. Tap on the Android System notification in the notification bar area and make sure the ‘Transfer files’ option is selected.
  3. Go to the folder ADB and Fastboot are installed on your PC.
  4. Open a command window from inside that ADB and Fastboot folder.
    → Press and hold Shift Key + Right-click anywhere inside the folder > Select ‘Open command window here’.ADB-Fastboot-Open-Command-Window
  5. Execute the following command in command prompt:
    adb devices

    If this is your first time connecting your device to your PC with USB Debugging enabled, you might get a prompt on your device which says ‘Allow USB Debugging?’. Tap on ‘Always allow from this computer‘ and press OK.Allow-USB-Debugging

  6. Next, execute the below command on your command prompt:
    adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.status=*
  7. Done!

Now you can enjoy full immersive mode on your Galaxy S9. Both the status bar and navigation bar will be now hidden on your device. In case if you want to use them, simply swipe from the bottom or top to show them temporarily. Once you are done using them, they will again automatically hide.

How to Revert this mod?

In case you want to go back to stock settings, that is, bring back both the status bar and navigation bar back to normal, you can execute the following command in command prompt:

adb shell settings put global policy_control null

Once you execute the above command, both your status bar and navigation bar comes back to normal!

This is the easiest way to hide status bar and navigation bar on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. No extra apps or root needed and you can easily revert back to the stock settings any time you want!

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