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How to use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Let see how to use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. It has includes several useful moves gestures to for lock screen notifications and camera related settings. You can quickly access notification using swipe fingerprint for notification gesture on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.

These moves gesture available on most of all latest android 8.0 Oreo devices. You can see these gestures on Pixel 2: Active edge, Swipe fingerprint notifications, double tap to check phone, lift to check phone, Jump to camera and Flip camera. Check out below given complete guide to use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.


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How to enable or use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo 8.0

Different android device has slightly different settings to enable gesture on Pixel 2 and other android devices. Follow below given settings to use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Enable moves gesture on Pixel 2 Oreo 8.0

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Scroll down up to system and tap on it

Step 3: Tap on language & input

Tap on advance under languages settings Pixel 2

Step 4: Tap on advanced

Under moves section, you can see below given list of gestures in your Pixel 2 devices.

Enable gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Active edge

This Pixel 2 active edge feature is allows users to squeeze the edges to launch the Google Assistant in your Pixel 2 device. In HTC U11 device, this feature helpful to launch various apps such as camera, Amazon Alexa etc.

See Also: How to use Active edge on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Swipe fingerprint for notifications

By default turn off this fingerprint gesture in Pixel 2. To check your notifications, swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on back of your devices such as Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Pixel XL etc. Enable this Pixel 2 gestures to use in your device.

Enable swipe fingerprint for notifications on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:

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

Double tap to check phone

If you are busy or at work place and see the messages you received without unlock or open that app in your device. Just double tap on your screen to quickly check notification you received without unlocking your Pixel 2 devices.

Lift to check phone

How to use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Just pick up your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device to quickly read your notifications.

Jump to camera

Press the power button twice to quickly open camera in your android phone from any screen. By default enable Jump to camera gesture in your Pixel 2 Oreo.

Flip camera

When your device camera open, double twist your Pixel 2 device to switch between front camera to rear camera. By default enable flip camera gesture in Pixel 2.

And that’s all. Do you have question about use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL? Which is your favorite Pixel 2 gesture from above list? Tell us in below comment box. Stay connected with us for latest android Oreo tips and tricks.

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