Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are new to the shelves, but they’re already breaking ground. As we all begin to familiarize ourselves with the latest Androids, it helps to learn the tips and tricks to make the smartphone our own. Keep reading to learn simple yet effective ways to create a unique Pixel experience.
Find A Customized Skin
Though it may house some of the most advanced Android tech on the market today, on the outside it doesn’t have a lot going for it. We know looks aren’t everything, but that’s only when you’re talking about your friends. When it comes to the latest device, you want it to look good. That’s where skins for the Google Pixel phone come in. They’re a thin wrap that attaches directly to the phone. While it clings on the aluminum, it shows off the design you’ve chosen. From true orange, gold, and carbon fiber Pixel skins, you’ve got a huge selection to choose from.
Introduce Yourself To Google Assistant
Google’s answer to Siri, the Pixel’s Assistant can help you navigate your phone and the Internet at large. There are a lot of features that come with the assistant, all of which you can tweak so that it can reply with contextually aware responses. You can customize this app so that it connects with all of your other apps and profiles.
Choose Your Gestures
Most smartphones nowadays come with a few key gestures that can act as shortcuts to specific apps on your phone. With the Pixel you can go into your setting and choose which ones to enable on your device. Some of these shortcuts include double tapping the home button in order to launch its praise-worthy camera and swiping down on the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel’s back to see your notifications.
Check Out The UI Tuner
Last but definitely not least is your system tuner. Here you’ll be able to customize the look of your home page by enabling or disabling certain buttons and apps. It is a bit of an Easter Egg, as this isn’t available in the normal settings. In order to be able to access the tuner, you’ll have to hold down the settings cog that appears on your Quick Settings menu (the page you see when you swipe down to check your screen’s brightness). Once you’ve enabled it, the System UI Tuner will show up under system in your regular settings.
Though simple, these small tweaks can have a big impact. Create your own Pixel decal, and while you’re waiting for it to arrive, check out these options. You’ll have a tailor-made Pixel in no time.