13 Easy Ways to Tweak Your Pixel 7 Settings – CNET
13 Easy Ways to Tweak Your Pixel 7 Settings
Try these simple changes to make your Google Phone even better.
December 12, 2022 9:18 a.m. PT.
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If you just bought her new Pixel 7 or 7 Pro, customize it few settings For example, you can change the home screen color palette to your favorite shades, save storage space and battery life.
Google released her Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October, and both come with a redesign, Face Unlock, new Tensor G2 processor, camera improvements, and more.but many of them settings Older devices, including the Pixel 6 series, should have the option below available.
The steps below will walk you through how to get the most out of your new Pixel.
Turn on themed icons to make your icons match your wallpaper
One of his biggest features debuting in the 2021 Android 12 update is Material You, which customizes the software’s color palette to match your wallpaper.To colorfully refresh your app icons, tap and hold any empty area on your Pixel 7 home screen.You’ll notice that some elements of some applications — like the keyboard in Messages or the edit button in Gmail — have a color tone that matches your wallpaper.
Unlock your Pixel 7 just by looking at it
Google’s Pixel 7 and 7 Pro both support Face Unlock, unlike his Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from last year.If you have a Pixel 7 and haven’t set it up yet, launch the settings menu and go to Security, tap on Face & Fingerprint Lock and enter his PIN, from there select Face Lock and select your facecan be set by registering to the mobile phone.
However, Google warns that it may unlock your phone.
Use Quick Phrases to dismiss an alarm or phone call without saying, ‘Hey, Google’
Google’s Hold For Me feature puts the Google Assistant on hold and notifies you when customer support is available.If you don’t want automated voicemail to remember which number to call the next time you sit down, you can also turn on Direct My Call.This transcribes an automated menu so you don’t have to remember which number to press to be directed to the correct extension.It should work even faster on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, as Google says these phones may display some transcripts before they’re spoken.
Both of these features are accessible through your Pixel’s Phone app.Hold For Me works on Pixel 3 and newer, and Direct My Call is available on Pixel 3A and newer.Open the Phone app and tap the three dots on the top right to launch it.After selecting Settings, the help section will display Hold For Me and Direct My Call.
Have Google Assistant wait on hold for you and transcribe automated phone menus
The Direct My Call feature is promising, but currently only supports English toll-free numbers.This feature can be a bit confusing as many automated phone menus will also read Spanish options.
Google’s Pixel phones can optimize battery life depending on how you use your phone.This is a useful perk, but there may be times when you would rather turn this feature off to get better performance from your device.You can turn this on.
Tap to turn it on or off at any time.
Choose whether you want to extend battery life or boost performance
If you take a lot of photos and videos, you know how precious your device’s storage space is.As a way to deal with this problem, you can choose to automatically delete old photos from your his Pixel phone to free up space.Turning on this feature will delete photos backed up to your Google Photos account that have been on your device for 60 days if your phone storage is: setting To turn it on, open Settings, select Storage, and tap Free Space.Then tap the menu icon on the top left and select Settings.Toggle the switch next to “Smart Storage”.
Turn on Smart Storage to avoid running out of space
If you want to save space, there are other options.Turn on Space Saver on your Pixel device.
Storage saver turns off pixels that use a lot of storage space, such as saving RAW images in his JPEG.
Use Storage Saver to optimize your Pixel’s photo and video storage
Have you ever heard a song played in a restaurant and wondered what it’s called?Google’s Pixel devices can recognize songs and display the song and artist name on your phone’s lock screen.Open the settings menu,select Show and tap Lock screen.Tap Play now and closeToggle the switch next to Identify songs played to. settings On some Pixel devices, a higher refresh rate can enable faster scrolling, smoother animations, and generally improve software responsiveness.Like the Pixel 6, the Pixel 7 has a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, just like the Pixel 6 Pro.However, this feature increases battery usage, so you may want to turn it off.
To access this option, open the Settings menu and select Display.Scroll down to Smooth Screen and toggle the switch on or off.This feature is not available on Pixel 6A. the settings Google’s Live Captions feature creates subtitles for media playback on your device and works with older pixels dating back to 2nd generation models.It’s an accessibility feature and can also be useful in situations like when you’re stuck without headphones and need to listen to video or podcast content in public. settings Using live subtitles can consume extra battery power.
Customize what happens when you press the volume key while taking photos
Swipe down from the top of the screen to quickly settings Tap the pencil icon to edit this menu and add:
Make sure your Pixel’s screen automatically switches orientation when needed
We offer a variety of options, from saving battery to turning your mic on/off to accessing your alarms.
Identify songs playing nearby on the lock screen
Looking for tips for other Google devices? Check out our tips for being more productive on your Chromebook and getting the most out of Google Nest.
Choose whether you want smoother scrolling or longer battery life
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