Every device, regardless of how good it is, always has quirks and features that just get on your nerves. And the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are no exception. In this how-to article, we’ll make you aware of 3 annoying Google Pixel 2 features along with their solution to fix them. Let’s take the plunge.
How to Fix Annoying Google Pixel 2 Features?
Problem 1: Now Playing History
With the introduction of Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, a new lock-screen feature also comes in dubbed Now Playing. When your device is in the idle state and there’s music playing nearby, it will display the artist and song name at the bottom of the screen. Though it’s super convenient, it lacks one core feature namely listening history.
Fix: You can fix this issue by using a free third-party app: Now Playing List. All you need to do is simply install the app and walk through the setup process. Next time when you want to remember the song that was playing at the restaurant earlier in the day, you can find it with relative ease.
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Problem 2: Screen Color
You might have heard that the Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect display. The device’s LG-made P-OLED screen has muted colors, a bluish tint or a patchy, rough texture that’s visible while scrolling down web pages. The color saturation is one of the annoying Google Pixel 2 features which a number of users complained about.
Fix: In order to fix this issue, Google eventually launched an update letting you adjust the color saturation of the screen as per your preferences. Simply launch Settings, navigate to the Display > Colors section and select the one that looks best to your eyes.
Problem 3: Squeeze Pressure
One of the most annoying Google Pixel 2 features is that it continuously sets off Google Assistant with the Active Edge function as you unlock it. This means that rather than navigating to the home screen or viewing an app’s notification, you’ll be welcomed by Google Assistant.
Fix: The possible culprit is the amount of the pressure required to enable Assistant. Fortunately, you can adjust it as per your liking. In order to fine-tune the pressure, you need to head over to Settings > System > Gestures > Active Edge. Bring into play the squeeze sensitivity slider at the top side of the Settings page to adjust it to perfectly match your needs.
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