With your Galaxy S9 in Immersive Mode, you can really enjoy the wonderful screen that Samsung is so famous for. However, you can't set it all the time, so you still have to manage the status and navigation fields that lower the phone's aspect ratio to a regular phone. But if you are willing to dig a little deeper, there are ways to completely immersive your S9 on your S9.
With an interface, Samsung has renamed the ability to hide the navigation bar on your S9 via a small circular button in favor of gesture-based navigation instructions that completely remove the bar. You are still left with the status bar to handle, and while it is open when you are on the home screen, the status bar is often opaque depending on the app you are currently using.
Thankfully, it is possible to hide your Galaxy S9 status bar and go full immersion with a method that has been out for a while. Although the process does not require root, you must run an ADB command. Keep reading more if you want to get the most out of your S9's wonderful screen – be sure to follow the steps just as they appear, especially if this is the first time with ADB and Fastboot.
After installing ADB and enabling USB troubleshooting, connect your Galaxy S9 to your computer with a USB data cable. Then, swipe down the top of the screen and select the "Android System" message and then select "Transfer Files" from the pop-up window.
Running an ADB command is necessary. Hide the S9 status bar to keep it on Immersive Mode all the time. Because of this, you must open a Command Prompt or Terminal window in the Platform Tool folder inside the ADB installation directory.
If you downloaded the SDK tools from Google and made the default installation, go to the folder C: Program Files (x86) Android android-sdk . If not, go to the folder where you installed the ADB, then open the platform tool folder inside. Now hold the shift key on your keyboard, right-click in the window and select "Open command window here."
If you have a Mac or Linux machine, open a terminal window and change directories to the platform tool directory . Do a search on the hard disk for "platform tools" if you don't know where it is, because the exact location of the folder may vary depending on where you removed the ADB and Fastboot when the tools were installed.
If you need more detailed review on the subject, proceed to our full ADB and Fastboot guide to get to know this important modding process better.
Step 3: Input Commands
Now that a connection has been established with S9 and ADB is running, you need to enter a single command to hide the status bar at ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>