Nov 1st, 2017 publishUpdated   Aug 14th, 2019, 9:34 am

The Pixel 2 isn’t as flashy as the Pixel 2 XL, but it may actually be the better Pixel device this year. We’ve already shared our battery life first impressions and a bunch of camera samples. Now, it’s time to get into the tips and tricks. If you just got the Pixel 2 or are thinking of picking one up, here are the first things to do!

A neat trick on the Pixel 2 is the ability to swipe the fingerprint sensor to open or close the notification shade. It works exactly like swiping your finger on the screen to pull down the notification shade. Swipe down on the sensor to pull it down, swipe up to put it away.

  1. Go to Settings > System
  2. Select Languages, input & gestures
  3. Select Advanced (Gestures on newer versions
  4. Tap Swipe fingerprint for notifications
  5. Toggle the switch on

For more, discuss fingerprint gestures at the Pixel 2 forum

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