Some people might see Steam Deck as an ordinary gaming device, but actually, it is way more than that. If you think about it, Steam Deck has way more functions than just acting as a gaming device. Even though it is capable of running heavy titles and light games altogether, there are other functions in Steam Deck too that might help you in various kind of ways. After its recent release, Steam Deck has become widely popular. However, there are some features in the Deck that you may be hearing about a lot in the online world, and Desktop mode is one of them. Although this is a very important feature, you might want to exit this mode and switch to the primary Gaming mode on your Deck. Therefore, we will learn how to enter and exit Desktop mode on Steam Deck.
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Steam Deck: How to exit desktop mode
These are the following steps that will help you to enter and exit desktop mode on Steam Deck:
Entering the desktop mode:
- The first thing that you need to do is press and hold down the power button on your Steam Deck.
- After this, you will see a couple of options. These options will be Sleep, Shutdown, Restart, Switch to Desktop, and Cancel.
- From these options, you will have to choose the “Switch to Desktop” option.
- After selecting this option, you will see that your Steam Deck will boot to Desktop Mode.
Exiting the Desktop mode:
Exiting the desktop mode is way simpler than entering it. When you are in Desktop mode, you will see an icon in the top-left corner of the screen. The icon should say, “Return to Gaming Mode”. If you double-tap on this icon through Steam Deck’s touchscreen, you will be able to exit Desktop Mode and return to Gaming Mode. However, this process might take a couple of seconds. But what if the “Return to Gaming Mode” icon is not visible on your Deck? To tackle this issue, you will have to press the Steam Deck icon which is present at the bottom right of the screen. From there, you will have to shut down your Deck. Now, once you shut down Deck and turn it on again, you will be able to enter the Gaming Mode again.
By following these steps, you will be able to enter and exit desktop mode on your Steam Deck easily. Also, do not forget to visit Androidgram for the latest updates in the world of tech and gaming.