Google recently launched Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, which is probably all you hear about in tech news! Loaded with Android Pie 9.0, stunning camera, high quality incredible display—no wonder why we love these devices so much!
So, if you’ve just grabbed these awesome Google devices or thinking to buy it in near future here are a few quick settings you should instantly change away on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.
Sticking with default settings is always not the best option, right? Let’s make the most of these Google marvels by tweaking a few Pixel 3 settings to enhance your experience.
Once you enable the Lockdown feature on your new Pixel smartphone, it immediately locks down your device which can be only unlocked with a passcode. Lockdown temporarily disables fingerprint sensor on your phone. So, if you wish to alter this setting on your Pixel device head on to Settings > Security & location > Lock screen preferences > Show Lockdown option. So, now once this option is enabled, you can use it by pressing the power button on your device.
Are you constantly worried about your smartphone addiction? Pondering over how much time you spend on social media apps like a Facebook or Instagram. Well, if you’re anyway looking for a sound option to curb your addiction then the wind down feature on Pixel devices can really help you out. This feature enables grayscale mode on your device and enables Do Not Disturb mode as well. In this way, you will obviously won’t feel like using your phone for a long time and prefer keeping it down. To enable this option on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL head on to Settings > Digital Wellbeing > Wind Down.
Squeezing the sides of your Pixel device activates Google assistant, but if you don’t want to launch Google Assistant each time you hold your device here’s what you can down. To limit the pressure sensitivity of squeezing, head on to Settings > System > Gestures > Active edge. Here you can adjust the pressure sensitivity of squeeze by dragging the bar left or right as per your preference.
The latest smartphone devices, almost all of them now feature an always on display which displays date and time and other important info on the lock screen. This is known as Ambient display on Google Pixel devices. To enable this feature head on to Settings > Display > Advanced > Ambient display.
Usually when we want to view notifications we usually swipe down on the phone’s screen, right? Well, if you enable Fingerprint gesture on Pixel device, you can use the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone can be used as a trackpad. Go to Settings > System > Gestures > Swipe fingerprint for notifications. This is one setting which you must immediately change on your new Pixel device for a better ease of access to view all pending notifications in one glance effortlessly.
Wi-Fi calling has actually become a thing of today’s technological era. It allows you to connect with friends and family even in areas of poor network connectivity. For example, you can use your Pixel 3 XL device with an AT&T sim for Wi-Fi calling. To enable this feature head on to Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Advanced > Wi-Fi calling. Sooner or later mostly all carriers will offer this option. Fingers crossed!
Enhance the Display Quality
To see more customized options on Pixel device go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Colors. Here you can adjust the display of your device as per your liking.
This is one of the best features which you will find on Pixel devices. Smart Storage proactively suggests you about which files, media you should delete when your device is running out of storage space. To enable this feature on your Pixel 3 head on to Settings > Storage > Smart Storage.
So folks these were few Pixel 3 settings that you should instantly change on your new Google devices to have a more smooth experience.