Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL hidden features include Quarantine , Driving, Digital Wellbeing, Always on Ambient Display , Device Theme, Hide Pixel 3 XL Notch, and other settings. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have wireless charging, e.g. so useful to use dual SIM , Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and use AI + HDR + to capture stunning photos with the best camera features such as Top Shot , Group Selfie , Night view , Photobooth and more.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have great camera features and hidden features not mentioned at the Google 2018 event. Check out the hidden features of the Pixel 3 XL and Google Pixel 3 below.
5 hidden features of Pixel 3 you should know
Both devices have the same configuration. The only key feature is Notch. The Pixel 3 XL has Notch. You can easily show / hide the notch on the Pixel 3 XL using the developer mode settings. See the hidden features of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Device Theme (Android 9 Pie)
By default, the Pixel 3 theme set is automatically based on the wallpaper. If a black wallpaper is set, the theme is set to dark mode. If a white wallpaper is set, the theme is set to bright mode. You will manually change the Pixel 3 theme to dark or light, using the display settings.
Settings> Display> Advanced> Device theme> Wallpaper / auto light / dark
Hide notch on Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL has a notch display. If you don’t like the notch, you can manually hide the notch on the Pixel 3 XL using the developer mode settings. Make sure to enable developer options on the Pixel 3 XL to remove the notch.
Settings> System> Advanced> Developer options> Drawing> Simulate a screen with a clipping> Hide
Now hide the notch on your Google Pixel 3 XL device.
When you activate driving mode on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, it will automatically activate DND and Android auto mode on your phone. When you start driving a car, the driving mode will be automatically activated on your device.
Settings> Connected Devices> Connection Preferences> Driving Mode
Lock: best hidden Google Pixel 3 features that temporarily disable your fingerprint and smart lock
This hidden feature on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is useful to disable temporarily added fingerprint from Pixel 3 devices. When you turn on lock on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you can unlock your device using PIN number or pattern or password lock only . You cannot unlock the Pixel 3 with your fingerprint. When you turn on the lock, automatically add the lock option to the power menu on Pixel 3 and other Android 9 Pie compatible devices.
Settings> Location & security> Device security> Lock screen preferences> Turn on screen lock option> Press and hold the power button> Tap Lock to turn on
Digital Wellbeing – Keep track of all your phone activity
Settings> Digital Wellbeing> Control Panel
One of the most useful features of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Includes board, Wrap , Do not disturb, Switch to Shhh and other settings. This hidden feature of Google Pixel 3 shows how many notifications you’ve received, how many minutes you’ve used a particular Pixel 3 app per day, set the app’s time limit to automatically close apps while using each app, and more.
See the list of the best Google Pixel 3 hidden features above. What’s your favorite hidden tip from the list above? Did I miss something? Let me know in the comment section below. I will add it to the list.