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How to Enable Gestures in Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Here’s how to enable and use gestures in Pixel 3a and 3a XL. You can see different Google Pixel 3a gestures include Active Edge, swipe fingerprint for notifications, jump to camera, flip to the camera, system navigation, double-tap to check phone, lift to check phone, Flip to Shhh, and prevent ringing. To use Google gestures, go to system settings in your Pixel devices. My favorite gesture is Active edge and swipes fingerprint for notifications.

Android Q Beta 3 first time introduced three system navigation settings for the change navigation bar. You can enable/disable gestures on Google Pixel 3a using this tutorial.  Check the below-given settings list and use gestures in Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

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How to Use Google Pixel 3a Gestures   

You can find Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL gestures under system settings.

Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel from the top of the screen and tap the Settings gear icon.

Step 2: Scroll down up to the end of the page and tap System.

This Pixel 3a system setting includes languages & input, Gestures, Date & time, backup, reset options, multiple users, developer options, and system updates.

Use gestures in Pixel 3a and 3a XL Pie

Step 3: Tap Gestures.

Now, you can see below the list of Google Pixel 3a gestures includes in your device.

How to enable gestures in Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL


Active edge

How to Use Google Pixel 3a Gestures 

Squeeze the edges to quickly launch the Google Assistant in your Pixel devices.

Read Also: How to use Active Edge on Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Swipe fingerprint for notifications

Turn on swipe fingerprint for notifications for Pixel 3a XL

Swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on the back of your Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL to view notifications on the lock screen. Turn on the swipe fingerprint for notifications toggle in your pixel device. Also, enable it using the below settings.

Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Enable swipe fingerprint for notifications

Double-tap to check phone

Enable or disable gesture on Google Pixel 3a

Want to show notifications without unlocking your device? Using this gesture, just double-tap on your screen to quickly show notification on the lock screen in your devices. Turn on toggle to activate gestures in Pixel 3a & 3a XL.

Lift to check phone

Enable lift to check the phone and pick up your Pixel 3a to quickly show notifications.

Jump to camera

Press the power button twice to quickly access the camera in your android device from any screen. Enable or disable Jump to camera gesture in your device.

Flip camera

When open camera in your pixel, double twist device to quickly switch between front camera & rear camera.

Prevent ringing

If you want to mute a sound while your device is ringing, press power & volume up button at the same time to vibrate or mute device.

Flip to Shhh

Google Pixel 3a Gestures Flip to Shhh

When turning on Flip to Shhh on your Pixel devices, it will automatically turn on do not disturb mode on your phone. Place your phone face down on a flat surface. Toggle on Flipp to Shhh.

And that’s all. Do you have questions about enable gestures in Pixel 3a and 3a XL? Is there another Gesture you want us to explain we missed above? Let us know in the comments below!

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