java – Samsung Galaxy S8 full screen mode-ThrowExceptions

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Latest Samsung’s smartphone has interesting feature called full screen (or in marketing terms infinity display). In this mode app covers also part of display where home/back buttons are. Usual apps don’t cover this area, leaving it black. But Samsung’s native ones cover this area.

Question: how to achieve this effect? I mean what kind of manifest declaration or programmatic call (possibly Samsung’s legacy API) should I use?

How to solve:

To enable new Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 full screen support add to the AndroidManifest.xml under the <application> element:

<meta-data android:name="android.max_aspect" android:value="2.1" />

Where value of 2.1 is aspect ratio 18.5:9 (By default your App defaults to maximum ratio for 16:9 – 1.86). More info in: Android Blog.

Alternatively, you can set the following attribute for Application or Activity:


Because the documentations states (link):

You do not need to set a maximum aspect ratio if an activity’s
android:resizeableActivity attribute is set to true. If your app
targets API level 24 or higher, this attribute defaults to true.


to get full-screen you must overide onWindowFocusChanged method and create decorView object and add System_UI flags into it..

    public  void onWindowFocusChanged(boolean  hasFocus){
        View decorView = getWindow().getDecorView();

                    |View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_IMMERSIVE_STICKY  // this flag do=Semi-transparent bars temporarily appear and then hide again
                    |View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_FULLSCREEN  // Make Content Appear Behind the status  Bar
                    |View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_HIDE_NAVIGATION  // it Make Content Appear Behind the Navigation Bar
                    |View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_FULLSCREEN  // hide status bar


It can be turned off. I used this tutorial for my S8

How To Enable Full Screen Apps on Galaxy S8/S8+

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