How can I enable immersive/fullscreen mode in Termux?

I want to hide the bars at the top and bottom of the screen so that the entire screen displays the terminal.

In summary, I'm looking for either a configuration option for enabling fullscreen mode in Termux, without reconfiguring (or rooting) my device and without connecting an external device, or an explanation of what happened to the fullscreen option mentioned in some parts of the documentation, if it has been removed.


I could have sworn immersive mode was a feature of Termux... You can still use immersive mode via ADB (or root, if you have that).

Hide both status and navigation bar: adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.full=com.termux

Hide status bar only: adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.status=com.termux

Hide navigation bar only: adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.navigation=com.termux

Turn off immersive mode: adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.off=com.termux

  • I've seen references to a fullscreen option while Googling, but also references to it being removed. Not sure what's going on with it. Hoping not to have to resort to adb... a setting in a dotfile would be ideal. Have a virtual +1, apparently I lack the rep to give you a real one. – guest Jul 26 '18 at 8:57

I have noticed that fullscreen option was missing, I have looked at recent commits and it looks that it was removed from sources.

Since it hasn't been mentioned why it was removed, here's the commit https://github.com/termux/termux-app/commit/de4f334e24a0676aa21d577f229dfaa4f595f9a0

From Fullscreen / immersive mode option is gone https://github.com/termux/termux-app/issues/507

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