6 Google Pixel 7 settings you need to change

Google Pixel 7

You should change a few essential settings right now. Even if you’re an experienced Pixel 6 and Android 13 user, these pointers can help you get the most out of your new smartphone.

While none of these tips are required to use your Pixel 7, they will improve your experience more pleasurable.

1. Enable notification history

When checking your notification history, you may now view missed notifications without having to switch between apps. Because you can’t see notifications before activation, it’s better to turn it on.

First of all open settings app

Click on notifications

Then click on notifications history

Turn on the use notifications history

Swipe down from the top of your screen to activate the Quick Settings menu and check your notification history. Then, in the lower-left corner of your screen, tap notification history.

2. Turn on hold for me

Hold for Me is possibly the finest Pixel feature available. When turned on it allows you to go about your work while on hold. When someone connects on the other end, your Pixel 7 notifies you. It is, however, only available in the United States, Australia, and Canada. If you only use one feature from this list, make it this one.

First, you have to open the phone app

Click the three-dot icon in the upper right screen

Click on the settings

Tap Hold for me

Turn on the Hold for me option

3. Block spam calls with automatic call screening

Nobody enjoys getting spam calls, thus it’s surprising that Google doesn’t enable this function by default. Another Pixel unique, it’s a necessary setting that brings some calm into your life.

Open the settings app

Click on the three-dot icon in the upper corner of the screen

Click on the settings menu

Turn on the Caller Id & spam

Turn on the filter spam calls

4. Change the launcher grid size

Your Pixel 7’s home screen has the potency for a gorgeous layout thanks to some eye-catching widgets and Material You. However, Google sets the Pixel launcher’s default grid size to 4×5, so in order to fully utilize your home screen, you’ll need to adjust your app grid.

Long press on your Pixel 7’s home screen to access the Wallpaper & Style option. Then, select App grid to view your options (we recommend 5×5).

5. Unify your Pixel 7 with dynamic-themed icons

Material You has been available to the public since Android 12, but Android 13 enhanced the experience with dynamic-themed icons. Despite having an Android feature, the experience is terrible on any smartphone other than a Pixel.

To experiment with Material You’s dynamic icons, long press on your Pixel 7’s home screen to activate the Wallpaper & Style menu. Turn on the Themed icons to enable it.

6. Skip ‘Hey Google’ with Quick Phrases

Google Assistant is an extremely useful tool, particularly when used with relevant smart home devices. When providing simple commands, though, saying “Hey Google” can become tedious. For simple instructions, Quick Phrases skips the activation phrase, for example, stopping a timer or answering a call.

Open google assistant and say “open Assistant settings”

Scroll down and click on Quick phrases

Turn on each to activate Quick phrases

Also Read: Google Pixel 7 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which should you buy?

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