One of the best things about using an Android-powered smartphone is the fact that you get access to lots of useful features that Google’s developers create to improve the user experience offered by their operating system. The best example of that is the Immersive Mode on Android. For those who are unfamiliar with Immersive Mode, they should know that this feature enables a full-screen mode that hides the status and navigation bars when using apps.
Some apps will enable Immersive Mode on Android by default, but this is not the case for all of them. There are many benefits to using Immersive Mode and today we are going to show what are the steps that you need to follow in order to enable it on Android-powered smartphones. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Requirements to Enable Immersive Mode
The first thing that we want to mention about enabling Immersive Mode on Android is that there are a couple of requirements that you need in order to enable it. Follow the guide below.
#1 Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging
Enabling developer options and USB debugging might sound complicated, but this is not the case. All you need to do is access the About Phone – Build Number and then tap on it for 5 to 6 times. This will automatically enable Developer Options. The next step is to head over to the Developer Options panel and then enable USB Debugging.
#2 Get Shortcutter
The next step is to download and install the app called Shortcutter. The app is available to download directly from the Google Play Store.
#3 Install Android Debug Bridge (ABD)
ADB is a command-line tool that makes it possible for users to interact and control their Android-powered smartphones from their PCs. Follow the steps below to enable command-line tool on Windows.
For Windows: Access the Android SDK download page. Scroll down and download the zip file. Make sure to deselect the option called “Android SDK Platform-tools”. All that is left to do is to click install.
How to Enable Immersive Mode
- Open Command Prompt and PC;
- Type in “adb devices”
- All your devices should now appear in the terminal with a unique alphanumeric code;
- Go into shell mode by typing “adb shell”;
- Enter the following command: “pm grant com.leedroid.shortcutter android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS”;
- After the process sis finished, disconnect your smartphone and open the Shortcutter app;
- Access the “Tile Settings” panel and then enable the option called “Immersive/Full Screen Tile”;
- The Immersive Mode will now appear in your Quick Settings panel and you can enable it whenever you want.