What is Assistant Menu? & How To remove The blue app circle (Assistant Menu) From phone Screen?

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I have seen in many online Android forums that many people are complaining about a blue or transparent app circle on their screen with no option to remove it.

They quoted that they are able to move the icon through the screen but are unable to completely get rid of it.

In this post, I am going to tell you about it and how you can remove this blue app circle from your smartphone.

What Is This Blue App Circle (Assistant Menu)? Simply Explained

This blue app circle that you see on your phone’s screen is called Assistant Menu, which is a feature in the Samsung phones under the Interaction and dexterity settings.

It enables you to access your phone without touching any hardware button, and also enables you for many other tasks.

In simple, if you enable the Assistant menu, then you don’t need to use any hardware buttons such as Home, Back, Recent, etc. You can find all these button options in the assistant menu.

First, let me tell you how you can remove this blue app circle (Assistant Menu) From The Smartphone Screen, then we will discuss more about Assistant Menu later in the article.

How To Remove Blue App Circle (Assistant Menu) From Screen?

  • Open Settings
  • Go to Accessibility (You can also tap on the search icon in the settings and search Accessibility)
  • Tap interaction and dexterity
  • Toggle Off the Assistant Menu
How To Remove The Blue App Circle (Assistant Menu) From Phone Screen

Assistant Menu Discussed In The Detailed

As I said at the beginning of the article, the Assistant menu is a feature added by Samsung for people who have any physical impairments so they can access the phone by simply tapping or swiping.

What Tasks Assistant Menu Let You Do Without Hardware Button?

You can do the following things with this feature without using any hardware buttons on your phone.

  • Go to Home
  • Back
  • Check recent apps
  • Control Volume
  • Lock
  • Screenshot
  • Power on/off
  • Bixby

What Else Can The Assistant Menu Do?

  • Open or close notification panel
  • Pitch zoom
  • Give you the option to use a touchpad, which works like a mouse on the computer
  • Screen control such as scrolling up, down, etc
  • Take screenshot

Assistant Menu Settings

  • Replace swipe with single tap: As its name suggests, enabling it will replace the swipe option to tap. Such as, you can turn off the alarm, respond to incoming calls, etc by single tap instead of swipe.
  • Transparency: This will let you set the transparency level of the Assistant Menu button.
  • Show As Edge Icon: Enabling it will stick the Assistant Menu to the edge of your screen instead of a round button on the screen.
  • Assistant menu Size: It lets you control the size of the Assistant Menu button. You can choose between Small, Medium, and Large.
  • TouchPad, cursor, and magnifier settings: It will let you control the size of TouchPad, cursor, and magnifier.

What Do I Think About This Assistant Menu?

I don’t find this feature very useful as a normal person because using it was a little irritating. I can use my phone much faster and smoothly normally.

Yes definitely this feature can be helpful for a person who has any physical impairments, but I do not have any physical impairments, so I can’t put myself in the shoes of a person with physical impairments to tell you that how much this feature can help a person with any physical impairments.

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.