Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Tips and Tricks

Read on for some hidden tips and tricks for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:

Squeeze the Edges:


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Launch your Google Assistant from the locked screen as well as your home screen by simply squeezing the bottom of the device.

To customise the Active Edge features:  Settings > Apps & notifications > Default apps > Assist & voice input > Active edge

You’ll be able to adjust pressure, disable squeeze for assistant and enable/disable the ability to squeeze the phone to silence an incoming call.

Use the new search bar for apps

At the bottom of the Pixel 2′s screen, you’ll find the iconic search bar.  Whilst you can’t move or turn the bar off, but you can use it to search for apps on your device, instead of swiping up and going through the app drawer.

Configure the At a Glance widget

You’ll find this Pixel exclusive At a Glance widget at the top of your home screen. Here you’ll see weather details, upcoming calendar appointments, and more.

To customise: Long press on a blank part of the home screen > Home Settings > At a Glance.  You’ll find options for calendar events and traffic information.

Switch to Dark Mode

The hidden dark mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL isn’t very easy to find.

To activate, just apply a dark wallpaper with a long press on a blank part of the home screen and a tap on Wallpapers. The app drawer and quick settings pane go dark. Not everything changes though, and your notifications and Settings app stay looking the same.

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