The new Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 smartphones run on Android 13 and they have a bunch of handy tricks and quick shortcuts that will help you to do more with the smartphone. Talking about the gesture features, the new Pixel comes with Quick Tap gestures and with that, you can do more things easily. So, here are the 5 things to do with Quick Tap gestures on Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7.
1) Take Screenshots
Taking Screenshots using the Quick Tap gestures is easy, you just need to flip the phone and double tap the back of the phone and your phone will take screenshots.
To take screenshots using the Quick Tap gesture, go to Settings -> System -> Gestures and tap on the Quick Tap to start actions. Now choose the option Take screenshot to set the gesture to take screenshots.
2) Show Recent Apps
If you don’t want to press the recent apps button or use the navigation gesture to show recent apps, just double-tap on the back of the phone and you can easily access the recent apps menu.
To do that, head to Settings -> System -> Gestures and tap on the Quick Tap to start actions. Now choose the option Show recent apps to set the gesture to open the recent apps menu whenever you double-tap the phone’s backside.
3) Toggle Flashlight
You think turning on the flashlight on the phone is still slow, most smartphones have a notification panel shortcut for the flashlight and if you are using it, then this handy Quick Tap gesture will simply amaze you. Just double-tap on the backside of the Pixel phone and you can easily turn on the flashlight.
To do that, head to Settings -> System -> Gestures and tap on the Toggle flashlight. Now double-tap on the back to start the flashlight. Easy Peasy, isn’t it?
4) Play Pause Music
For music lovers, this gesture can be handy because you don’t have to unlock the phone and press the play/pause button, you simply double-tap. To play or pause the music using this gesture, head to Settings -> System -> Gestures and tap on the Play or pause media. Now use the double-tap gesture to play/pause music.
5) Open Apps
The last thing among the 5’s is that you can easily launch apps using the Quick Tap gestures. First of all, enable the gesture in Settings, go to Settings -> System -> Gestures, and tap on the Open app. On the right side, tap on the Settings gear icon and set the app you want to launch using this gesture.
There are more shortcuts that you can set, just visit the Quick Tap to start actions and set your favorite shortcut.
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