We just bought an inexpensive, low-end Android Tablet (the Insignia Flex 8") running Android 6.0. The navigation bar buttons (which are also called, apparently, the "Home Touch buttons", "On-Screen Virtual Buttons", are the default set of three: Back, Home and Overview buttons (the same set shown in What is the offical name of the third on-screen button?).

Now, my LG K7 phone (running 5.1.1) also came with the same default set of buttons, but they are customizable: by going to Settings > Display > Home touch buttons > Button combination I can choose up to 5 buttons to include in that row. I can't figure out, though, if there is a comparable setting in the Insignia Flex. Is there a way to customize those buttons?

The device, by the way, is not rooted, and I prefer to keep it that way. I am looking for a way to do this using only the built-in features of the device.

  • Unrooted then guess not. Android only introduced native navbar customization in Android 7.x, and even that is normally not accessible (only via terminal commands). – Andy Yan Aug 25 '17 at 1:52
  • Interesting - so is it unusual that my phone has navbar customization as a native feature? – mweiss Aug 25 '17 at 1:59
  • It's not "native". Manufacturers create customizations all they want and embed it in their UI/UX. Insignia doesn't - it just used near-vanilla Android, likely out of cost concerns. – Andy Yan Aug 25 '17 at 2:10
  • Sorry, I guess I meant "pre-loaded". – mweiss Aug 25 '17 at 3:09

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