How To Boot To Safe Mode on Google Pixel (Pixel XL)

Safe Mode serves to perform a clean boot of your Google Pixel – when only pre-installed apps are loaded. Thus you can troubleshoot different issues, for instance, if your phone is constantly rebooting or freezing you can understand whether it happens because of third-party apps or not. So here is how to boot your Pixel or Pixel XL in the Safe Mode.  Continue reading

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

pixel windows 10 this folder is empty

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