I just got a Samsung S5 and it has a physical Back, Home and Task Manager button. No settings button ... some apps I use do not have a settings button (I guess it sees the physical buttons and assumes settings is one of them). Is there any way to accessing app settings? Maybe a gesture I'm missing?

  • I don't think, apps depending on button type (physical or virtaul) change their UI. Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 18:37
  • Are you talking about a menu button? It's usually labelled with three dots (or two or four horizontal lines) and brings up a pop-up menu of actions? I only ask to make it easier for other visitors to find your question.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 22:55
  • A little bit of search reveals this button is the "Action Overflow" button. Generally three dots, or three dash... sometimes referred too as the Hamburger Button. And @AfzaalAhmadZeeshan apps totally change which buttons they display depending on which physical buttons exist... some better than others though.
    – aslum
    Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 16:13

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Hold down the Task Manager button and it will show the application menu.

  • In case of Samsung XCover 3 (Android 6.0) I had to press and hold the Back button to trigger settings. Commented Jun 12, 2022 at 6:21

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