Prevent Google Pixel From Turning On The Screen When You Pick Up The Phone

lift to check phone on Android 7.1

Google Pixel has a nice feature called “lift to check phone” which is activated by default. It allows you to check the notification about apps updates, received emails, missed calls and other stuff as soon as you take phone in your hands (without any tap on the screen or key press). But some people don’t like the feature. They ask questions like “why does my phone turn on the screen randomly?” or “how do I stop my Pixel from waking when I pick it up?” on Internet forums. So here is how to disable “lift to check phone” (a.k.a. “raise to wake”) feature on Google Pixel and Pixel XL under Android 7 and stop your phone from turning on the display when you pick it up or move.
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Google Pixel And Windows 10: This Folder Is Empty. How To See Internal Storage

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The question asked by a user: How to connect Google Pixel to my computer under Windows 10 and view files and folders on the internal storage? The issue is when I plug in my Pixel to a desktop PC using USB I see an empty storage in the explorer: absolutely nothing is visible there and I can only see “This folder is empty”. In this article we will tell you about several methods to connect Google Pixel to PC or laptop, view the content such as files, folders, pictures, music and videos from Windows 10. You will be able to download and upload files to/from your phone. Continue reading

How to add the number row to Google Pixel’s keyboard

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Many of you for sure got used to the number row on your Android virtual keyboard. However it is not activated by default on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The dedicated row of digits allows you to quickly type digits without need to switch to another page, however, in this case the keyboard takes more space and covers more area of your screen. Anyways, here is how to enable the number row in Google keyboard on Pixel or Pixel XL. Continue reading

Where Is The File Manager On Google Pixel And How to Add Its Shortcut To The Home Screen

file explorer (file manager) on Google Pixel

Google Pixel has a built-in File Manager app (however it is hidden a bit). You can explore all files and folders and even perform all basic operations with them. In this article read about:

  • how to find a File Manager on Google Pixel and Pixel XL under Android Nougat 7;
  • how to perform basic operations with files and folders in the built-in explorer app;
  • how to add a shortcut to File Manager to the home screen of Google Pixel.

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How to record high-quality stereo sound on Google Pixel

high-quality stereo sound recording on Google Pixel

Google Pixel comes without a pre-installed audio recording app. And as far as it shoots video with mono sound audio many people believe Pixel is not capable of stereo sound recording (despite it has two built-in microphones). Here we will prove that it is not true. Read about how to easily record high-quality stereo sound on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.  Continue reading