How to use Gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL

Here’s how to use gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL added new Motion Sense feature that use Air gestures for skip the next songs or previous song and snooze alarms & silence calls without touch your phone. We use gestures for quickly show notifications on lock screen, open or switch camera mode, active edge, vibrate phone and more. Enable or disable gestures in Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL gestures includes quick gestures for Motion Sense, Active Edge, jump to camera, Flip camera, System navigation, Tap to check phone, Flip to Shhh, Lift to check phone and Prevent ringing. Check out below given settings to enable and use gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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How to use gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL  

You can easily interact with your android phone using gestures. Apply below steps to turn gestures on and off.

Step 1: Open app drawer and tap on Settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on System at bottom

Step 3: Tap Gestures

Two section available for Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL gestures, one is quick gestures and another is handheld gestures. Let see one by one.

How to use gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL

Quick gestures

You can use Motion Sense on Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4 using this Air gestures. Just wave your hand at phone screen to “skip songs” (next or previous) and “Silence interruptions” which is useful to stop alarms & mute phone calls.

Handheld gestures

Below given different Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL gestures are available.

Active Edge

You’ll silence incoming calls, snooze alarms, disable timers, squeeze the bottom half of your phone. Enable active Edge on Pixel 4 XL and pixel 4 if you want to use squeeze for silence. Also talk to your Google assistant.

Settings > System > Gestures > Hand held gestures > Active Edge

Jump to camera

Open your Pixel 4 camera from any screen by pressing power button twice.

Flip to camera

Switch between your front and rear cameras by twisting your phone two times.

System navigation

By default set fully system navigation in Pixel 4 and 4 XL. You’ll set 3 button navigation in Pixel 4 XL if you want to use back, home, and switch apps buttons on your navigation bar.

Settings > System > Gestures > Handheld gestures > System navigation > Gesture navigation or 3-button navigation

Also adjust back sensitivity of Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL gesture navigation.

Tap to check phone

Check your notifications by tapping your phone screen when locked.

Flip to Shhh

It will quickly enable Do not disturb on Pixel 4 and 4 XL, put your phone face down on a flat surface.

Lift to check phone

Check your notifications by picking it up when locked.

Prevent ringing

Press the power and volume up button at same time to vibrate or mute your Pixel 4 & 4 XL.

End the Pixel 4 and 4 XL gestures list. We above article useful to use gestures in Pixel 4 and 4 XL. Do you still have any question? Tell us in below comment box.

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