How to use overview selection in Android Pie 9

Android 9 Pie has several new features added such as Navigation gestures, App actions, Overview selection, Display cutout (Notch), Adaptive battery & adaptive brightness, lock down, Digital wellbeing and more. But in this tutorial, I will teach your how to use overview selection in android Pie 9 devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

You can use android Pie’s overview selection to select text from any screen and copy it to your device. Enable/disable overview selection on android 9 Pie using home screen settings. Follow below given step by step process to use overview selection in android Pie 9.

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How to enable and use overview selection in android Pie 9.0

By default turn on overview selection in android 9 Pie devices. Let see how to use android Pie overview selection features to copy and paste text.

Step 1: Long press on the blank space in your android Pie home screen

Step 2: Tap Home settings

In android Pie home screen settings, you can see notification dots, at a glance, add new app icon to home screen, display Google app, suggestion, home screen rotation and change icon shape options.

Home screen settings on android 9 Pie OS

Step 3: Tap Suggestion

Here you can see below given three options.

 

Apps:

List of apps appear on your app drawer top of the list.  If disable this option, turn off app suggestions in your android Pie 9.0 device. So you can’t see apps list at top of your app drawer.

Actions:

In your device app drawer, you can see shortcut of contact name or chat message or apps you most use recently. If you don’t want to show this apps icons, turn off app actions android Pie 9.

Overview selection:

This is the most useful feature of android 9 Pie. You can copy text & images even switching apps in your device. When switching apps on android Pie 9, touch & hold text and images to see actions in your Pixel phone.

Use android Pie overview selection features

Step 4: Enable/disable overview selection on your android Pie 9.0

Let see example to use overview selection in android Pie 9.0 devices.

Turn on overview selection in android 9 Pie

Step 1: Tap any screen or recent apps button on your android Pie 9

How to use overview selection in android Pie 9

Step 2: Tap & hold on the screen and you can see copy, search & share option

You can copy text and paste it to other app or activity. Also search instantly about copy words in your android Pie 9.0 devices.

And that’s all. I hope this tutorial helpful to use overview selection in android Pie 9.0. If you have any question, tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for latest updates.

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