Android 13 system has come with a lot of various essential features, and out of several “Predictive back gestures” is one. The feature has been introduced in Android 13 and will further integrate into upcoming Android 14 by default. Also, this feature is flexible for users in order to see the preview of the target screen or result before performing the return operation. It allows the user to decide whether to continue to return or to remain on the current screen.
Google’s Android 13 has brought up “Predictive return gestures” for Android devices that include phones, large screen devices, and foldable. Although, the release of this same feature will span several years. Therefore, when implemented completely, the feature will allow users to see the preview destination or other outcome of a return gesture before completing the gesture to the fullest. It helps the user to decide whether to proceed with the gesture or remain in the current view.
The use of the back gesture displays an animated preview of the home screen behind the app. And starting from Android 13, users can test this back-to-home animation by enabling a developer option.
Additionally, the function is more in line with the daily habits of consumers. And here reduce the chances of accidental touch apart from the preview of the page before returning in advance. While Google not only plans to provide “predictive return gestures” by default on Android 14. At the same time, it also adapts a variety of applications in order to know its users know more appropriately which page to move to after performing return operations.
Subsequently, Google also claims that in Android 14, the system performs a back operation more conveniently. It is more similar to swiping an in-app. Hence with default or custom gesture animations, this feature enables users to know where the return gesture will take them.
Therefore, if you can’t wait to explore this feature, then you can enable it through developer options on Android 13. And the steps to do the same are given below as follows.
“Settings” > “About Phone” > tap “Version Number” seven times
Google phone and Google TV presently support this feature on Android 13 respectively. Whereas, the tech firm further optimize it, in order to become the default feature of Android 14.