GOOGLE PIXEL (XL): Tips And Tricks, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Camera problems, voice control, gestures and more: For the functions of the two Google pixels, we have many tips and tricks as well as ...

GOOGLE PIXEL

Camera problems, font sizes, gestures, Easter Egg and more: For the functions of the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL we have collected many tips and tricks. We also offer general solutions if something is wrong with the pixel.

Improve readability, or see more content

It's a nougat feature, not a bit pixel-specific, but it's worth mentioning as a pixel tip: zooming in or out of fonts and displaying it according to your taste. Under Display you will find the settings for the font size and display size. Small values show more content per screen, large ones are more friendly for tired eyes.

Makes everything a bit bigger or smaller.
Makes everything a bit bigger or smaller.

Activate the notification LED

As with the Nexus 6P, the notification light is not active by default at the pixel. Turn on the light by tapping the gear in Notifications under Notifications and activating notification light.

You must first activate the notification light.
You must first activate the notification light.

Display off, save battery

If you use the notification LED, you can disable the so-called inactivity display and the gestures to wake up the display. The inactivity display turns on your display at each notification and consumes power. It can be switched off in the settings under display.

The display of the pixel is constantly on. This can be avoided.
The display of the pixel is constantly on. This can be avoided.

Erroneous images: #pinkpixel

In the first days of the Google pixel test, we also noticed occasional crashes in the camera app in the editing pixel. Also in the AndroidPIT forum complains a user the defect. In the pixel product forum, Mike Fox explained that Google Support promised improvement with the first software update. The German Google spokeswoman explained only in general:

The reports are known to the pixel team and it is currently working on a solution to this problem. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.

# Pinkpixel error
# Pinkpixel error
According to the feedback on Mobilesyrup, the camera errors in the pixels are related to LTE; Other users can only reproduce the error on the Edge network.

#pinkpixel occurs after the start of the pixel camera.

General tips

Screenshot with the pixel make

To make a screenshot with the Google Pixel (XL), hold down the power button and the lower half of the volume rocker at the same time. An animation confirms the recording of the screenshot. The screenshots can be found in the public directory Pictures / Screenshots.

Reset pixels

The Google Pixel (XL) can be reset in two ways. The one way leads you into the settings for the entry Save and Reset and there to Reset to factory state. There you will be prompted to confirm the code of your display lock again.

If nothing is left, you can delete everything.
If nothing is left, you can delete everything.
The alternative path is made through the Restore mode. You start it by starting the pixel (XL) and holding down the lower half of the volume rocker during the start process. In the Bootloader menu you start the recovery mode with the volume rocker and the power button.

The volume rocker is your cursor in recovery mode.
The volume rocker is your cursor in recovery mode.
The recovery menu itself is not displayed until you hold down the Power button and then press the top half of the volume rocker at the same time. One of the appearing entries is Wipe data / factory reset.

After the reset from the restoration mode, the reactivation lock (right) is activated.
After the reset from the restoration mode, the reactivation lock (right) is activated.
This process will quickly reset your pixel to factory defaults. The first time you start, you must specify the last Google account you used. This obstacle serves the theft protection. If you can not enter the Google account, the pixel is no longer usable.

THE BEST ROLLING GAMES FOR ANDROID

Start pixels in safe mode

Like the old Nexus, you can simply restart the pixel (XL) in safe mode. What do you get? The mode helps in troubleshooting, if something is wrong with the pixel. In safe mode, you can only start the apps that were installed at the factory. The possibly faulty app, which you installed later, is not started. However, if the pixel is still causing problems, it is not on any of your apps.

Starts the pixel (XL) in safe mode for error diagnosis.
Starts the pixel (XL) in safe mode for error diagnosis.
Starts the mode by holding down one of the entries at the restart menu. Confirms the question about restarting in the Safe Mode. After that, the non-started apps appear gray on the Homescreen. Instead, they are listed in the Play Store under My Apps or in the apps settings where you can uninstall them. Safe mode is especially useful when an app makes your smartphone difficult to use in normal mode.

Easter Egg at pixel start

Also the Google Pixel (XL) has an Easter Egg, although it is quite boring. Goes to Settings via the phone. Tap there repeatedly times on the Android version. Then tap often and differently on the N. Edit then your fast settings.

Activates the Easter Egg, lures kittens.
Activates the Easter Egg, lures kittens.
Drag the Easter Egg into the range of displayed speed settings. Tap the empty plate and place some virtual cat food on it. A few minutes later, a virtual kitten could appear, which you can rename and share with friends.

Related Links

Google employees have opened an official Pixel Communtiy. In English, you can get help with the device. As an important partner for marketing in Germany, Telekom has created a German-language help portal for the pixel. The AndroidPIT community has one forum for Google Pixel and one for Pixel XL.

The pixel has a tips-and-tricks section, but only in English.
The pixel has a tips-and-tricks section, but only in English.
In addition, the pixel itself offers a first time a "Supprt" area, which you find as second tab next to the settings. Wipe right to get tips and tricks for the Pxiel (XL) in the form of small training videos.

COMMENTS

Name

Apps,21,Everything,56,Hardware,26,Tips-And-Tricks,45,
ltr
item
Cool Android Tips | Android Tips And Tricks: GOOGLE PIXEL (XL): Tips And Tricks, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
GOOGLE PIXEL (XL): Tips And Tricks, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Camera problems, voice control, gestures and more: For the functions of the two Google pixels, we have many tips and tricks as well as ...
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--pXgKiCleK4/WE63aVKR21I/AAAAAAAAEwo/wTPI6xaQa7U5D6mB2JxcBUNQhvg-GI2GACLcB/s640/1.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--pXgKiCleK4/WE63aVKR21I/AAAAAAAAEwo/wTPI6xaQa7U5D6mB2JxcBUNQhvg-GI2GACLcB/s72-c/1.jpg
Cool Android Tips | Android Tips And Tricks
http://www.coolandroidtips.com/2016/12/Google-pixel-tips-and-tricks.html
http://www.coolandroidtips.com/
http://www.coolandroidtips.com/
http://www.coolandroidtips.com/2016/12/Google-pixel-tips-and-tricks.html
true
6997251144916155591
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy