Customization is a great thing...here are a few tweaks you can perform on your Pixel 2 to make it even better.
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Do not enable the triple tap for magnification! I just got a pixel 2 and I thought it was already laggy and unresponsive. Turns out the triple tap puts a few 100ms delay when you tap to see if it's going to be a triple tap. It's a good feature, but could ruin the smooth and responsive feel of your pixel.
I have a strange issue with my 2 XL. I keep getting notifications when i am streaming YouTube via Wifi, and it is extremely annoying. I mean for doing anything in YouTube, like if a click to watch a video it plays a notification or if i was to click play, pause or stop i get a notification - Sound and vibration.
What actually happens is this. So i'm streaming a video to the Chromecast. If i were to click play for another video my phones beeps and vibrates and a message drops down from the top of the screen for a few seconds, the one that says 'now playing on (insert chromecast name)' and also shows the name of the video as well as a small thumbnail of it. when i click play, this message keeps dropping down from the top over and over again so i will get about 4 or 5 notifications just from pressing play. Same thing happens if i pause a video or stop one. The only way that i can get it to stop is to turn the notifications for YouTube off but then i don't get genuine notifications like when i get a new video or a reply to a post ETC. I don't want to do that as i want to know when there has been some activity in my YouTube, whether it be a new subscription video or whatever.
Strange thing is, this ONLY happens when i am streaming to chromecast. If i stop casting, these notifications stop immediately. Anyone have any idea how to stop this because it is driving me nuts. I shouldn't have to hear my phone beep and vibrate 5 times just because i have pressed play on a YouTube video. I don't need to be notified that i have just pressed play a split second after pressing it. Pressing play, stop or pause is not a notification from the app so why is the phone acting like it is? It seemed to be directly related to that little message that drops down from the top of the screen that says 'now casting on XYZ', and 'now playing' along with a thumbnail. When pressing play on a video this will appear several times and every time that it does i get the audible and vibration notification. As said i can stop it by turning the notifications for YouTube off but then i won't get genuine notifications showing up. How do i stop the phone from recognising that little message with the 'now playing' on it as a message from the app that requires a notification?
Adam Danilowicz Yeah I had a look at those settings and as far as I can tell they should only apply to notifications sent from the app for new videos or replies etc but that message that appearing at the top of the phone that says the name of the Chromecast it's connected to and the name of the video you're watching appears to be an android system notification rather than a YouTube one so I have no idea why my phone beeps and vibrates when it happens. Just started out of the blue. I'd been using it for about a week prior to that with no issues then it just suddenly started, but only when casting. Doesn't happen if you just watch a video on the phones own screen.
Is there anyway to customize the phone so the volume buttons or power button can immediately silence a notification/ringtone? In order for me to do so, I always have to unlock the phone and then open the app(text message/whatsapp/phone call).
I've been contemplating the Pixel 2 XL, after this video I am placing my order. I have a Note 8 and a iPhone X. The Note 8 screen cracked and its $650 to replace the screen where I live, so I bought the iPhone X. But that phone as cool as it may be just lacks 80% of the things I do on a regular basis. I can't use apple pay anywhere (the store said it works at Coach and Starbucks, I don't go to either of those places) my Samsung watch works for pay every single place I have ever gone if if they use 10 year old tech, as it sends out a magnetic field. I can't track sleep with the apple watch, the phone cant pay anywhere except cvs, the screen is really small, smaller than the 5.5 iPhone 8 plus and I like larger screens. Apps look better on Android, use to be the other way around, not anymore. I cant even control my house or even the temp in my house from the apple phone, I can do that with voice on google. I would get the Note 8 again, but if I'm going to spend $650 on a new screen I figure just buy a new Google phone as my Note 8 as much as I love it never updates. Thanks for your video, you made my life easier :)
Accidentally triggering the double tap action... HA! 99% of the time you have to almost punch your phone with all your might to get it to turn on. That's I've thing I give to Apple. I pick up my iPhone X and boom, the display turns on. Tap the screen, it turns on without any lag.
Omar Lynn - Are you trying it with Youtube? It wont work for me on Youtube either so i googled it and apparently it doesn't work on YT unless you have a red account. I tired it with Netflix thought just to see if it actually worked and it worked just fine with that.
I do like the Pixel 2, it is a good phone but I settled on a OnePlus 5T and love it. I just cant see spending a thousand dollars on a phone thats outdated in a matter of a couple of months. Even OnePlus is guilty of this with the 5.
Dylan Snyder Lil Pump is so retarded. He only says two words, he doesn't know how to behave on an airplane, and for a 17-year-old, he isn't in school. In a few months, people are going to forget about him.
Stephen Lewandowski once you activate the developer settings and you don't see the change icon shape in home settings,try turning the dev settings off then on again. Sometimes restarting the phone helps too
Stephen Lewandowski Activate developer options by clicking the Build number, then go into the stock launcher settings. Forgive me if I am wrong, but there should be the adaptive icon shape setting there
+Call Me Candy Man soo far soo excellent. i would recommend it anyone no matter from which Custom Skin or OS they are coming. its the best phone ever made.
only thing i wish could have been better is if the phone would have been 5.5 inch instead of 5 inch.