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Home button and unlocking device issues after last update?

(Topic created: 01-19-2022 04:38 PM)
user1M7UYejTuy
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Ever since the last update the home button does not take me back to the home screenat all. Also, unlocking my device is bugged as well which unfortunately happens to be the only way to get back to the home screen! This last update is 100% the cause since the issue only started immediately after the last update and did not exist for me until this last update. It's incredibly inconvenient and I literally can't do anything on my phone due to it since switching between app is now a 2 minute task.

 
Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Has anyone found a fix?
 
Somebody posted a work around for the home button issue. Settings>Display>Navigation bar>Swipe Gestures on
 
Thank you for that HOWEVER, there are some issues: 
1. It has a small learning curve the gesture to go back doesn't really work the same as the back buttons.
2. It's useless for people who utilize the accessibility menu because the home button doesn't work there either and this presents issues for people with dexterity issues.
3. My phone is like 2 years old at this point and the pixels where the buttons used to be are permanently burned with the shape of them there which looks tasteless.
 
Also, I can't tell if this fixed the issue of unlocking the phone getting stuck on a transition. Will update if it also fixed that.
 
At the end of the day this is a temporary fix and not a resolution but thank you so much to the person who commented this!


SOLUTION:
This solution was shared with me by someone in the comments who linked a post on reddit. Here is a quote from the post it solved my issue no need to use the swipe navigation bar!


So what seems to have 'fixed' this: I went into Settings-->Apps-->Choose Default Apps and set the home app to Nova7 (or OneUI, whatever you use). I thought it was strange that Mobile Services Manager was showing, so I wanted to disable it, but was unable to. What I did do was go to Settings-->Apps-->Mobile Services Manager and hit Force Stop, and then went into Storage and Clear Data. I then went back to Settings-->Apps-->Mobile Services Manager and removed the permission to access the Phone.
 


Thank you so much to the person who shared this solution with me :_)



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User_name
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have you tried it in safe mode? 

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user1M7UYejTuy
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I did try it on safe mode and the locke screen issue becomes even more persistent. Home button does not work. Not that anyone would even reasonably be able to say that using phone in safe mode would be anywhere near a solution since you can't use your apps.
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uservWpe39bPsr
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Just found this fix on Reddit (button works again, no swipe gestures). https://www.reddit.com/r/note10plus/comments/s725ek/found_a_fix_for_the_android_12_home_button_freez...
user1M7UYejTuy
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Omg thank you this fixed it for me!
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user1MoY6pgJXD
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I found a work around. You have to change the navigation bar to swipe, but then go to more options. Swipe from side is back, swipe from bottom is home and swipe from bottom and hold the end brings up recent. It's either that or use your current one and to get home to work use the recent button an hit an area that isn't an app. Like below and in-between 2 apps. I using the different gestures. Wife says, that's how iphones work...
user1M7UYejTuy
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Thank you for this work around! I added it to my post so it can hopefully reach more people.
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have you tried it in safe mode? 

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