How to customize its home on Android button?

the best thing about Android is the level of customization that the Google platform offers users. Indeed, everyone appreciates not strongly for example stocks and shortcuts that provide by default the home button on its Android smartphone, as is the case on the Samsung Galaxy. However, it is possible to change the shortcuts to the Home button on a rather simple way. So learn in this tutorial how to do.

it is sometimes possible to configure the Home button to respond to some specific movements, Huawei for example proposed on its recent smartphones. But it is possible to configure via applications, with a double tap you can open an application. In this tutorial, we want, for example, that a double tap on the Home button on the S6 Galaxy running the Store. Remember, on the former Galaxy phones, a simple click on the home button brings back you to the home screen, double tap launches S Voice and extended support launches Google Now.

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on Samsung, the Home button is located at the front under the screen. © ANDROIDPIT

to proceed, you will need the Home2 available Shortcut app for free in the Google Play Store . You must therefore download and install it on your device. There are other applications that provide the same functionality, but for this example, we used Home2 Shortcut.

  • App version: 7.200.19

  • the app size: 47 MB

  • app compatibility: Android 4.0.3 or more

  • business model: free with purchases in the app

Home2 Shortcut Install on Google Play

how to customise my home on Android button?

1. When you open Home2 Shortcut, the application offers its own solution to customize new shortcuts for the home button. In this example, we will look at the shortcut that causes the double-tap.

2. on Home2 Shortcut, you can see an a four-step process. You will be asked to choose the application you want to open after a double-tap. Click Choose application and select the Store from the list (or any other app of your choice).

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the application is in English but remains easy to use. © ANDROIDPIT

3. Then choose the length of the double-tap

4. When the application asks you to choose your host application, you can select TouchWiz home If this is the launcher that you use, or your favorite if Android launcher you have an alternative already installed.

5. Finally, when you press the home button, you will see a pop-up window asking you which launcher you want to use. Select Home2 Shortcut and click on always . If you ever want to return as before, you can clear your default application settings in the settings.

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choose your default launcher and select Home2 Shortcut as your default launcher for the home button. © ANDROIDPIT

now, when you press the home button twice you will be redirected to the camera application. Wait, towards the camera and not the Store as we wish? Yes, because still you have a thing to do. 

Go into the settings of your camera and press the Quick launch button for . Now, when you press the home button twice, your Home2 Shortcut shortcut will be that you have defined.

Do you have already customized your home button shortcuts? Share your experience in the comments. 

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