How To Use Menu Button On Galaxy Note 5!

The article title might sound weird a little bit, but many Galaxy Note 5 users have found themselves a little problem in finding the “Menu button”.

As we all know, Samsung has changed the way the “left button” works on Galaxy S5, they replaced its (primary) function from “menu button” to the “recent apps button”. They did the same on Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Note4/Note Edge, but on all those phones you could still use the left button as a “Menu button” by tapping and holding on the same left button, unfortunately that’s not the case on Note 5, in this super short and easy guide we’ll show you how to do that on your Note 5.

Basically to use Menu button on your Galaxy Note 5 you need to tap and Hold on the BACK (Right) button and that’s it!

How To Use Menu Button on Galaxy Note 5


Samsung has basically replaced left button’s (Secondary) function by the back (right) button’s (Secondary) function.

Each button has two functions, the primary one can be activated by Tapping on the button while the secondary function can be activated by Tapping and Holding on that specific button.

Left button primary function = Recent apps button.

Left button’s secondary function = Multiwindow feature.

Right button’s primary function = Back button.

Right button’s secondary function = Menu button

5 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    THANK YOU!!! I don’t have the time to research changes and I really appreciate your help.

  2. Dedalus says:

    Without the left button it might as well be an iphone. I hate iphones one button, forcing the user to “intuitively” figure out how to swipe all over to do crap. The left menu function button was one of the best parts of my old note 2. And now it also dumps all my open chrome tabs into the recent apps instead of organizing them separately which is a p.i.t.a for someone like me who keeps a ton of windows open for later perusal. Yea i know I can use an app to save those tabs but out of sight out of mind… oh well. Not your problem I know. Thanks for the article =)

    • Rawand Haidar says:

      Totally Agreed, don’t know why Samsung did that stupid move, it was really really annoying pressing and holding the back button as it won’t work on some apps. Glad you found the article useful!

    • newuxtreme says:

      Bud, check out this app and or any similar ones like it.

      ‘All in One Gestures’

      I used this to fix the shitty menu button, heck I reset the buttons to everything like I had in my previous S4. Fuck the Iphone and fuck this latest gen of Samsung to cater to those shitty button structures.

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