5 Useful Tips for Pixel 6 & 6 Pro Users

Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are Google’s latest smartphones in the market. They come with impressive specs, awe-inspiring cameras, ample storage space, and large batteries. Also, their software is modest and different from other smartphones. This means there are a lot of new features to discover and explore. Have you found all the hidden features that can improve your experience with Pixel 6 and 6 Pro?

Here, you’ll find 5 helpful Pixel 6 and 6 Pro tips that you may not have discovered yet. They include:

  1. Back tap challenge
  2. Translate language faster
  3. Allow home screen rotation
  4. Voice typing
  5. Use Google assistance quick-phrase

So, how do you activate these features? Let’s find out.

  1. Back Tap Challenge

Isn’t it cool to perform tasks with a simple tap without clicking multiple buttons? Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro enable you to do that. You can allow the gesture to take a screenshot, play or pause music, show notification, or launch Google Assistant by tapping the back of your phone.

For example, if you want your phone to take a screenshot when you back tap, proceed as follows:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap System
  • Select Gestures. On the top, you’ll see Quick Tap. 
  • Select Quick Tap and switch to the next screen to activate the Screenshot feature.

Now, when you tap the back of your phone, it will take a screenshot. You can proceed the same way to activate another function you’d like the back tap to perform.

  1. Translate Language Faster

Are you planning to go on an international trip, but you are worried about the language barrier? You need not worry because you can painstakingly solve this problem with Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. These phones come with a Live Translate feature that can help you translate speech, text messages, or videos into any language. You can also launch Google Assistant to translate a foreign language spoken into the mic. Isn’t that amazing? Proceed as follows:

  • Open the Translate App
  • Select the language to translate to
  • Choose the language to translate from
  • Type the message you want to translate
  • The translated message appears on your screen
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  1. Allow Home Screen Rotation
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Using your phone in landscape orientation gives you good access to every feature on the screen. Unfortunately, in Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, this feature is switched off by default which can be frustrating at times. Thankfully, there’s a way to resolve this problem.

  • Head on to Home Setting by long-pressing your home screen wallpaper
  • Switch on Allow home screen rotation

Ensure you activate auto rotate on your quick setting to ensure your screen moves every time you rotate your phone.

  1. Voice Typing

There are times you want to reply to an urgent message, but you don’t have time to type. Thanks to Google’s Tensor chip in Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. You can use the voice typing feature to type fast and reply to messages on time. However, you’ll need to set the G Board as the default keyboard.

  • Open the app you want to type the message
  • When the keyboard appears, click the microphone on the top right corner of the keyboard
  • Once you hear a beep sound, start talking
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  1. Change the Display Colours

Google Pixel  6 and 6 Pro have impressive displays. However, the options to change display colours are not automatic. Proceed as follows to adjust the display colours.

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Display and then Colours
  • Choose your preferred colour 

With these tips and tricks, you can improve your experience with Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

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