If you feel like keeping gesture navigation but don’t want the corner-swipe

In hindsight, it was a curious omission, but when Google debuted the diagonal swipe gesture to trigger the Assistant in Android Q/10, the only way to disable it was to change navigation modes or just straight-up disable the Assistant as your assistance app. Now, as of Android 12 Beta 3, it’s something you can separately disable if you’d like to.

In case you are unfamiliar or choose to lead a gesture-free life, Android’s somewhat recent and iOS-inspired gesture navigation system also adds a corner gesture to trigger the Google Assistant — handy, given you can’t long-press a home button that isn’t there.

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Google adds toggle to divorce the Assistant from its corner gesture in Android 12 Beta 3 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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