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Galaxy S6, S6 Edge(+) Missing menu button SOLVED! (well an easy work around) =)

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By eclypse3demons, Member on 8th October 2015, 01:14 AM
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Here is the temp fix guys the problem is a lot of apps detect if there is a hardware menu button and omit showing the soft 3 dot button common in a lot of apps. The S5 has no dedicated menu button but it does have the long press home button option to launch the More options/Menu button, however out Galaxy S6 models do not have this option. BUT some apps still detect it and delete their in app button.

Here is the fix I figured out that works in this situation and it would be good to pass this on or write up a document.

Go to phone settings => Accessibility => Dexterity and interaction => Assistant Menu.

At the top right slide the off button to on to enable the Assistant menu icon on all screens. Then click on the Edit option. In the edit menu deselect all the buttons you do not need by hitting the red negative on the icons (-) in the upper part of the screen. (note it has two buttons that you cannot remove Home Screen, and Menu Settings) on the bottom half of the page hit the green plus sign (+) on the More Options button (It has 3 dots). (note there are lots of other buttons you can add)

Now on all screens is a little round button with 4 dots on it, it appears on all screens in all programs and is floating. There is the More options button now which is the software menu button we are missing =). You can just go back and disable Assistant menu afterward or like me leave this handy button on because I have multiple programs that do this.

Hope this helps guys Cheers!
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8th October 2015, 09:52 AM |#2  
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Long pressing back key also brings out menu option check out

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8th October 2015, 10:09 AM |#3  
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Yeah I tried that it did not work in the app that I run that I could not get to the menu with, I will try another program and see if I can get that to work. I also tried many of the other options I could find through the searches.
24th March 2016, 07:13 AM |#4  
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Android z828 phone won't bring up the menu screen on mobotour app

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I have tried the posted fix however that hasn't worked. Need it for job, which is telling me I need to get another phone.
25th March 2016, 06:28 AM |#5  
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Long pressing back key also brings out menu option check out

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Not in all applications. Must be coded in the app.
27th March 2016, 02:17 PM |#6  
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This works for me! Galaxy S6, Marshmallow
Thank you for taking the time to share this information! I am posting the link to your post within the app's review mechanism to help other users of the app I am having the 'missing menu button' issue with.
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Go to phone settings => Accessibility => Dexterity and interaction => Assistant Menu.

20th April 2016, 08:51 AM |#7  
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Just got the S6 Edge+ and the MENU button is nowhere to find, so thanks for this helpful hint, never guessed i should enabled such functions on my phone.
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Just got the S6 Edge+ and the MENU button is nowhere to find, so thanks for this helpful hint, never guessed i should enabled such functions on my phone.

You can also download the free app from the Google play store called all in ones gestures. You can use it to remap all of the buttons on any samsung phone.
21st April 2016, 07:13 PM |#9  
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You can also download the free app from the Google play store called all in ones gestures. You can use it to remap all of the buttons on any samsung phone.

No? Or please tell me what "***" menu is called in that app, it seems missing.
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