Use Gestures on an Android Oreo Device
Edited by Jay
Using Gestures on Android Oreo (or previous versions) is an excellent way to turn on specific apps or functions much faster than the traditional, unlock the screen and open the app method. For example, If you find yourself in a situation where you need to be able to check for new notifications but don't have the time to unlock the screen each check, the swipe fingerprint gesture could be a lifesaver.
What if, for whatever reason, you're unable to a get to the fingerprint scanner, or, you have to leave your device sitting flat with only the screen facing up? Well, the Double-tap to check phone gesture would do the trick nicely. A couple of quick, gentle taps on the screen(even while in sleep mode), and you can see any new notifications.
If you take a lot of pictures or video with your device or happen to do a lot of stop-and-go while shooting, the Jump to camera gesture can help tremendously.
In this VisiHow, we used a Google Pixel running Android 8.1.0. The following five gestures need to be manually enabled to be used. The standard gestures such as the double-tap to zoom or tap + hold for additional options are on all the time. The gestures we'll go through in this article can be disabled at any time via the Settings app.
Use Gestures on Android Oreo
- 14When enabled, this Gesture will display notifications, the time, and other information when you pick the device up from a stationary position.Enable Lift to check phone by toggling the switch on.Advertisement
Tips, Tricks, and Warnings
- If you're low on battery power, you may consider disabling the Lift to check phone gesture. This is because every time the device is picked up the screen will light up.
- Practice with the above-listed Gestures before using them in a professional scenario. You want to be comfortable with how they work and feel before using them in any work-related situation.
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