The idea of squeezing your phone may have sounded a bit new when it was new, but now it's a hallmark of pixel devices. As useful as calling the Google Assistant, it would be nice to be able to choose which action is triggered by pressing the phone. Well, now you can do it.
This feature is available for Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL and even the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL. There is still no way to change the Active Edge feature through the Pixel OS itself. However, Google may change this at any time in a future release. Until then, the XDA developer j to the 4n has a great app that will allow you to fully customize the squeeze feature.
To get started, go to the Magisk Manager app, tap the menu on the left, and select "Downloads." Tap the search icon and type "active edge" in the text box to find the module you need to work on. Then tap the download arrow and then "Install" to start the installation process. Once this has been successful, click the Reboot button at the bottom right to reboot the device and activate the module.
Step 2: Install the Edge Sense Plus app
After the main module has been installed and your system has been installed After rebooting, you need the Edge Sense Plus app from the Play Store to set up the new squeeze settings. This app is linked to the just-installed module to add a lot of adjustments to the squeeze gesture, which is fantastic for people who enjoy crafting.
The App is Completely Free Use, but there are some premium features you should consider if you intend to continue using this module in the future would like. I will talk about that in more detail in the next sections. It is also worth noting that you can choose any price for the premium features. So if you are interested in full functionality, you should think about it too.
Now it's time to adapt the squeeze feature to your personal habits and lifestyle. Open the Edge Sense Plus app on the main screen. First, the options "Single press" and "Long press" are displayed. Tapping each key will list all the actions you can take with them. So you have to decide what is most helpful to you.
Personally, I like to press the single button to turn the flashlight on and off. and long press to turn the screen on and off. That way, you can always have a light on and off the screen without touching the power button. It's a pretty useful combination for both, but you can choose anything you want, but that's a good starting point.
As soon as you start diving in, there are actually some settings in which you can play around the main page. For starters, it's a good idea to enable the Pocket detection setting so that the pinch actions are not accidentally triggered when you're in your pocket. I'll briefly highlight the other sections below to give you an idea of what to expect.