If you’ve recently purchased the new Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, you’ll want to take advantage of all of the exciting new features available. With a larger 120Hz display, triple rear cameras, and a slew of useful software features, the Pixel 6 Pro is Google’s best phone yet.
Both smartphones have a number of improvements over previous models, including new cameras, the Google Tensor chip, and Android 12. There are also a few unique features that you won’t find on other phones. While some of these are only available on Pixel, many are new to the Pixel 6 line and should be tried right away.
So, here are five cool things you can do with the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
Magic Eraser & Motion Mode Camera Tools
You won’t need sophisticated software tools, fancy photoshop skills, or a lot of time to get the best photo with the Pixel 6 and Magic Eraser. Instead, open a photo in Google Photos, select edit, and then use the Magic Eraser. From here, quickly circle that power line, bird, or photobomber person in your shot, hit erase, and let Google’s software work its magic. There’s also a new “Face Unblur” option, which is pretty cool.
When it comes to camera magic, you’ll want to make the most of the new Motion Mode in the camera app. Without spending thousands on a fancy lens and DSLR camera, you can capture stunning images of a moving car, waterfalls, sporting events, and more.
Call Screen, Hold For Me, & More
Allow the Google Assistant to take care of that unknown number calling you. You’ll see a real-time transcript of the conversation, and if it appears to be genuine, you can take over and speak for yourself. Allow the Assistant to take over if you are put on hold, and it will transcribe whatever it hears. When a live person answers the phone, you’re ready to go. So you don’t get hung up on and have to call back and start over, the Assistant informs the person. It’s a lifesaver and a time saver.
Also, don’t overlook visual voicemail, which is fantastic.
Battery Share (Reverse Wireless Charging)
Turn on Battery Share in the quick settings menu to reverse the wireless charging coil inside the phone. Place your Pixel 6 screen on a table and cover it with another phone or a pair of earbuds. It’ll start sharing its massive 5,000 mAh battery power with other devices right away, with no need for cables. The power inside the Pixel 6 can be used to wirelessly charge your headphones and other devices.
Now Playing (Song Recognition)
Turn on the ‘Now Playing’ feature in settings if you’re like me and always want to know what song is playing at the bar or in a friend’s car. Then, whenever music is playing anywhere, a small pop-up at the bottom of the lock screen will inform you of the song and artist.
Settings > Sound & Vibration > Advanced > Now Playing is where you’ll find this. Your Pixel 6 will even keep track of songs it has heard before. You’ll be able to find your jam later if you do it this way. This occurs on its own, with all sounds and music data remaining on the device. To recognize the sounds, Google doesn’t need to send them back to a server.
Quick Launch the Camera
Pets and children, as we all know, never sit still long enough for us to unlock the phone, open the camera, and take that perfect picture. That’s why Google’s phones have a “Quick Launch” camera shortcut.
Double-click the power button on the phone’s side, and the camera will pop open and be ready to use right away. It’s that simple and quick.
It makes no difference whether the phone is turned off or on and you’re scrolling through Twitter or TikTok when you double-click the power button. Simply press the power button twice and you’ll be ready to take pictures right away.