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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change the Display Location of the Edge Screen Handle in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

If your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, you can change where the edge screen handle will be displayed in your phone for more convenient access. If you often access the edge screen features, e.g: people edge or apps edge, you can set your phone to always display the edge screen handle regardless the screen or app you're opening. But, if you don't want your phone displays the handle when you're opening an app, you can set your phone to only display the handle while you're in home screen or lock screen.


How to change the display location of the edge screen handle?
You can do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the edge screen settings.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can change where the edge screen handle will appear in your phone via the settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. When the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to the Device section and then tap Edge screen.
  3. Scroll down the screen to the Additional settings section and then tap Edge screen position.
  4. Tap Show edge screen handle on.
  5. Here you'll be provided with two options:
    • All screens: select this option to have your phone always shows the handle regardless the screen or app you're opening. FYI, this option is enabled by default.
    • Home and lock screen only: select this option to have your phone only shows the handle when you're in home screen or lock screen.


Method #2: From the edge screen settings
You can change where the edge screen handle will appear in your phone via the edge screen setting by using the following steps:
  1. To open the edge screen, drag the edge screen handle towards the centre the screen. By default, the handle is displayed in all screens.
  2. Tap to go to the edge screen menu.
  3. Scroll down the screen to the Additional settings section and then tap Edge screen position.
  4. Tap Show edge screen handle on.
  5. Here you'll be provided with two options:
    • All screens: select this option to have your phone always shows the handle regardless the screen or app you're opening. FYI, this option is enabled by default.
    • Home and lock screen only: select this option to have your phone only shows the handle when you're in home screen or lock screen.

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