Some early pre-orders of the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are already in the hands of readers, and even though the delivery date is now well past, more and more users will be able to use the phone. When you sit down to play, dig into the settings menu and set the appropriate items, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your experience. It is not turned on by default.
You don’t have to turn them all on, but some of them are very useful once you get used to your old phone, but Google’s version of Android 12 has some useful features: Need to know. It is not turned on by default.
1. Activate icon theme.
One of the best features of Android 12 on the Google Pixel is the dynamic theme system that makes your new material shine. But one of the best things is that it is actually disabled by default and you have to turn it on manually to experience it. If you go to Wallpapers & Styles (via Settings -> Wallpapers & Styles, or by long-pressing on an empty space on the home screen and selecting an option), it’s currently in beta and has “Theme Icons There is a feature called “. Disabled by default. However, when turned on, some systems and Google-developed apps change the icon theme to match the Material U system theme.
This feature doesn’t work with almost all third-party apps (the desired APIs may actually still be undocumented, but some developers Dylan Russell reports working). There’s also the ability to colorize the icons to match Pixel Launcher’s Google search bar, though for some of you that might be more frustrating than leaving the defaults with exactly the same icons. We think it’s fun and worth turning on.
2. Increase the launcher grid size.
I don’t know why and I thought it was a bug when the bug appeared during the developer preview and beta, but Google changed the default grid size of Pixel Launcher to 4×5 instead of 5×5 like before. This does not mean that the app icon and its label are large. It also limits how widgets are arranged. A lot of Google’s new stuff is resizable, and a little more granularity in terms of spacing will help you find a good layout.
Under Wallpapers & Styles, you can tap “App Grid” and select the 5×5 option from the same location as Settings -> Wallpapers & Styles or long press on an empty space on the home screen. are If you set it to 4×5 size, it can be a little cluttered when you return to the home screen, but it’s easy to reset and take advantage of the extra precision.
Everyone at Android Police who picked up one of the new phones was surprised by the new, bloated look, especially since the old Pixel defaulted to 5×5 on Android 11. Thankfully, you can literally go back to a myopic shape.
3. Speech bubble: no. Sleep: Yes.
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