Samsung has done a lot of work lately when it comes to software updates. The The Android 13 update recently rolled out to unlock Galaxy S22 series owners in the US (with carrier units receiving it shortly after), and just a week after that, the The Galaxy S21 series has also received the stable Android 13 update. The latest development in However, software updates from Samsung deal with something much more specific. The Back Tap gesture feature is finally coming to Galaxy phones thanks to a newly added Good Lock module called RegiStar (via AndroidPolice). But what is this Good Lock module, you may ask.
Simply put, Samsung Good Lock is a way for users who are feeling particularly adventurous and experimental with their Samsung phones to customize their device so that the result feels native and blends in with the rest of the user interface.
But let’s digress: The RegiStar Good Lock module gives users the option to enable a Back Tap feature. Now this feature can be customized in countless ways. You can set it to take a screenshot, launch a particular app, enable or disable a setting, activate the Google Assistant, etc.
In addition, the module allows you to change the order of the Settings menu and customize what long press the power button (activate LiveCaption, turn on the flashlight, etc.). In front of Galaxy Z Fold 4 owners have another perk thanks to the new Good Lock module, and it’s the ability to press firmly on the screen to activate a gesture shortcut.
It’s worth noting that this new Back Tap feature won’t work when the phone is in sleep mode, the screen is locked, or when the battery is 15% or less.
Apple and Google phones already had this feature, with Samsung being the only one of the big three left behind. Nevertheless, despite being late in the game, Sammy has once again expanded the customization options of his phone’s software.