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How to Change the Function of Side Button in Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20 Features:

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20 was launched in March 2020, it is a powerful phone with an ergonomic and attractive design of Samsung flagship. The introduction of new features like 5G, the truly fantastic 6.2-inch display screen with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, and upgraded rear cameras with stronger camera performance make it an outstanding handset of its own. Concerning power; it has a big battery to boot and 5G feature, in addition, makes Samsung Galaxy S20 is a massive upgrade among Samsung’s 2020 smartphone listings

The telephoto lens in S20 is even better than the one on the previous S-series phones too, allowing you to shoot high-quality 3x optical zoom shots or stretch all the way to 30x digital zoom. S20 also supports the ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint sensor with lots of improvement than its previous S-series handsets.

Also, view the given article; How To Unlock Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner on Samsung Galaxy Phone.

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Key Functions of Side Button:

Samsung devices have two physical keys to press on located at the right side of the phone:

  • Volume key
  • Side key

These keys above have a similar function as any other smartphone device as the name suggests the Volume key can be pressed to adjust the phone’s volume. But the Side key, or the Power/ Bixby key, has multiple uses these can be short pressed, long pressed, or double pressed in multiple ways to access different functions.

Following are the default key functions you can use:

  • Short press the Side key: Display Screen will be turned on or off
  • Long press the Side key while the phone is off: Just like every phone this will turn on the phones Power
  • Simultaneously short press the Side and Volume down key: Screenshots will be captured
  • Long press the Side and Volume down key simultaneously while the phone is on: This will display the Power off menu
  • Double press the Side key: This will launch the camera of the phone, or If you’ve already set up Bixby Voice, double pressing may open Bixby Assistant Home instead

How to Change the Function of Side Button on Samsung Galaxy S20:

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra all launch Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant by default when the side button is long-pressed. Now, it is also possible to change the side button’s action so that it pulls up the power menu instead.


Start by opening the Galaxy S20’s Settings menu. The easiest way to do this is by swiping down from the top of the phone’s display and pulling down the notification shade. From here, tap the Gear icon in the top-right corner.

Alternatively, you can swipe up from the handset’s home screen to open the app drawer. Here, you can either use the search bar at the top of the screen or swipe between panels to locate the “Settings” app.

Setting app

Scroll down and then select the “Advanced Features” option.

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Next, tap the “Side Key” button at the top of the list.

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You can now adjust the press and hold and double-press actions. Select the “Power Off Menu” option if you want the side button to act as a traditional power button when long-pressed.

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You can also modify what double-pressing the side button does. By default, just like on other Android smartphones, the action quickly launches the camera. You can change this to open Bixby or open any app installed on your Samsung Galaxy S20.

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