How to use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Here’s how to use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0 devices. There are several Gestures available in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL including Active edge, swipe fingerprint for notifications, Jump to camera, flip camera and prevent ringing. Compare to previous Pixel devices, you can’t see double tap to check phone and lift to check phone disabled. Also you can’t disable Navigation gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0.

These moves gestures are helpful to quickly see notifications, time, open camera and other information on screen while locked device. You can individually enable gestures in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL you want to use. Let see how to enable and use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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How to enable and use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0

First of all see system gesture settings for your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices.


Step 1: Swipe down notification panel and tap Settings gear icon

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

Step 3: Tap Gestures

You can see below given list of Gestures in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phone.

Enable gestures on Pixel 3 XL

Active Edge

You can customize Active Edge on Pixel 3 using gesture settings. In Pixel 3 active edge setting, you can see squeeze for your assistant, squeeze for silences and access assistant option when screen is disabled. Also adjust squeeze sensitivity as light or firm squeeze.

Read More: How to customize Active Edge on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Swipe fingerprint for notifications

To check received notifications, swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on your Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL device. Enable swipe fingerprint for notifications to use it in your device.

Jump to camera

To quickly open camera, press the power button two times. You can use this gesture from any screen or even lock your phone. This gesture is useful for photo lover to quickly capture photo without unlock your device.

Flip camera

To quickly change camera mode to selfie mode, double twist when open the camera app in your device.

Swipe up on home screen – By default activated on Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

By default enabled this option on your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This option is not available in the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Gesture list. So you can’t disable this gesture on your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

How to use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0

This is the new added gestures in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for hide overview button and back button form navigation bar. To use navigation gestures on Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL, enable swipe up on home screen gesture. After turned on, you can see horizontal line (Pill) instead of home button and recent app button.

Swipe up on the home button to switch apps and swipe up again to see app drawer in your android P 9.0 supported devices.

Prevent ringing

If you don’t want to make sound while your phone is ringing, press power & volume up button same time to vibrate or mute phone or do nothing.

How to use gestures on Pixel 3 camera

You can use this gesture when open camera app in your device.

Volume Key: Use volume key for shutter / Zoom / Volume

Double tap action: Use double tap action for Zoom / Switch camera / Off

And that’s it. We hope this makes it clear how to enable and use Gestures on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0 devices. If you have any question, tell us in below comment section.

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