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How to Use Gestures on Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Let see how to enable and use gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. Google Pixel 2 gestures include Active edge, Swipe fingerprint notifications, double-tap to check phone, lift to check phone, quickly open camera, flip camera for selfies, system navigation, prevent ringing, and more. You can quickly access notification using swipe fingerprint for notification gesture on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.

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How to Turn On and Use Gestures on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on System.

Use gestures on Pixel 2

Step 3: Tap Gestures.

Below given Google Pixel 2 gestures list appears.

How to Use Gestures on Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2

Active edge

This Pixel 2 active edge feature allows users to squeeze the edges to launch the Google Assistant in your Pixel 2 device. In the HTC U11 device, this feature helps 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 Pixels

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

Use Swipe fingerprint for notifications in Pixel 2 XL

Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Advanced > Swipe fingerprint for notifications > Toggle on Swipe fingerprint for notifications

Quickly Open Camera

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

Flip Camera for Selfie

When opening the camera in your Pixels, double twist it to switch between the front camera to the rear camera.

System Navigation

Turn On and Use Full Screen Gestures on Pixel 2

You can enable full gesture navigation, 2-button navigation (Back & Home), or 3-button navigation (Back, Home, and Recent Apps).

Double-tap to check phone

If you are busy, you can see the messages you received without unlocking your phone in your device. Just double-tap on your screen to quickly check the notification you received in your Pixel 2 devices.

Lift to check phone

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

Prevent Ringing

You can mute or vibrate your Pixel to press power & volume up together.

Flipp to Shhh

Enable flip to Shhh to automatically activate Do not disturb mode in Pixel 2 when you put your phone face down on a flat surface.

Power Menu (Stock Android 11 OS)

Device Control in Pixel 2 Power Menu on Android 11 OS

To directly access connected devices like Home Mini, Pixel, etc. Hold the power button and you can see the device controls in your latest stock Android 11 OS.

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

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