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With the release ofon Google Pixel devices, it's time to look at three settings that you should change after updating to Android 9.0.
Starting with Android Pie, users can drop the traditional three-button navigation and use gestures instead.
After installing Android Pie, it may be disappointing that the feature is not enabled on first boot. Instead, you must make settings yourself and turn them on.
Open the Settings app, and then go to System > Gestures > Wipe On Home Button . On the following screen, check Swap to Home
. By continuing, you can swipe up the Home screen to see recently used apps, quickly swipe right to quickly switch between two apps, or slowly move the Home button to scroll through all your recent apps. Tap the Home button to return to the Home screen, instead of showing recent apps.
Android Pie is getting smarter and recommends apps and actions for the entire user interface. For example, if you swipe the new Home button (with gestures enabled), a series of five apps will appear at the bottom of the screen. These apps are suggestions based on your last use.
The app drawer also mentions actionable buttons for common tasks, such as: For example, opening an app for a specific area or starting a text message to your partner. If you find the new features a bit scary, you can disable one or all.
Hold down the wallpaper for a long time, and then tap Startup Settings . On the Home Settings page, select Suggestions . In the current view, move the corresponding button for apps, actions, and the option to select text in the app preview to [Aus].
Do Not Disturb
Part of Google's Wellbeing Program to Minimize Distractions The use of Do Not Disturb on Android Pie not only prevents calls and notifications when the phone is idle, but also blocks the screen from turning on at all. Google refers to the new feature called "visual glitches".
To learn how the new DND settings work, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Notifications > Do not disturb . At the top of the screen is a section titled "Behavior" with two options: Sound & Vibration and Notifications . Select Sound & Vibration and you will find a short list of devices that you can enable or disable if DND is enabled.
Notifications, however, provide more detailed options for app badges and indicator lights. Select Custom from the list, and then select the check boxes for the alert types you want to disable when your screen is turned off and when it is enabled.
Originally published on May 9th.
Update, August 7 : Added details about Android Pie.
: Android 9.0 looks delicious.
: Google Pixel Owner It's your lucky day.