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How to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with several amazing features including always-on-display, world top best camera, Google Lens and more. You can also improve camera quality to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. Pixel visual core is one type of image processing unit for enhanced camera quality. Pixel 2 devices already got highest score to the camera result.

In android 8.1 devices, you can directly turn on camera HAL HDR+ to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 XL directly from settings. You’ll find this hidden image processing unit under developer option. If you can’t find HDR+ option in your Pixel camera, first installed android 8.1 Dev preview 2 on your devices. Also use third party camera app after enabled this feature to improve picture quality. And follow below given step by step process to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo devices.

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To use this camera HAL HDR+ option on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, first of all make sure enable developer mode in your devices. You’ll enable it using below settings in your devices.

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL devices

Step 2: Tap system


Step 3: Tap about phone

Step 4: Scroll down up to end of page and tap Build number 7 times

You can see this message on screen: You are now a developer!

Now turn on developer mode in your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Oreo devices. Let see settings to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL devices

Step 2: Tap on system

Enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo

Step 3: Tap on developer options

How to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 XL device

You’ll see camera HAL HDR+ option under Debugging section. By default disable this option.

Step 4: Scroll down to Debugging section and enable camera HAL HDR+ in your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Now enable Pixel 2 visual core in your devices.

If you’ve already updated latest android 8.1 Oreo devices, you can enable camera HDR+ using below settings in your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.

Step 1: Open camera app in your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Step 2: Tap on Three horizontal lines from top left side corner

Step 3: Tap on settings

Step 4: Tap on Advanced under Photo section

Turn on camera HDR+on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo

Here you can see Pixel 2 HDR+ control options. By default HDR+ auto set.

Step 5: Enable HDR+ On in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

And that’s it. Did you find above tutorial helpful to enable Pixel visual core on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL? Do you have any Pixel 2 camera tips you want to share? Tell us in below comment box. Don’t forget to check out our other Google Pixel 2 tips and tricks.

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