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The Google Pixel and Pixel XL saw many innovations, beginning with its improved camera, the design of two materials or Google Assistant, but kept the finger sensor driven in the rear as we already saw with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6S. However, it brings a new level of software and it is allowing us to open the notifications panel by sliding down from the finger sensor.
at the moment it is a feature is exclusive to the Pixel, although there are phones of other brands such as Honor 8 that also include, but now it is possible to have it on any Android smartphone be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and additionally do not need root. We tell you how to have gestures for the finger sensor with the Fingerprint Quick Action.
A finger sensor more complete thanks to the gestures
Before the launch of the Google Pixel already told you that Google planned to bring this novelty in their next phones (which by the way at that time still knew as Nexus). As we said, this function is in swipe from top to bottom on the finger sensor placed in the rear part so that the notifications panel to unfold as if by magic.
If you want to have this novelty on your smartphone without the need of spending your savings in one of the two Google Pixel is now possible thanks to the Fingerprint Quick Action, an app developed by ztc1997 and launched in format APK through the forum of XDA Developers. As we said, the requirements are having Android 6.0 Marshmallow and, of course, that the device has a sensor of fingerprints. These are the steps to follow:
Before anything, you must keep in mind that install an app that does not come from an official store involves risks. XDA is a trusted source, but to be safe you can scan it scan the file with some online tool.
The first step is to download APK file since your device (in the link at the end of the post).
once downloaded, all install the APK, but to do this you will have to turn on installation of apps from unknown sources from Settings – Security. We recommend you to turn it off again at the end.
With the app already installed, when you open it for the first time will be prompted to activate from the panel Accessibility and now you’re ready to configure it.
Setting up the gestures for the finger sensor
The app has several options available. The first and most important ‘Enable Fingerprint Quick Action’, but it also has a check box for only respond to fingerprints registered, that is to say, that if you do the gestures with a finger that has not been registered will not work.
you can Also activate the ‘Foreground Service’ to prevent the system from closing the app when you have many open processes, and finally ‘Work-around for the Fingerprint to Unlock’, but in this case it does lack the root.
After select the application and options that interest you, tap to configure the actions that we will make with each gesture. In total, there are two: tap simple or slide down. In both cases, it leaves us to choose between an impressive list that includes actions such as returning to the previous screen, go to the start, show recent apps, select the split screen, open the notifications panel, and other.
In my case I have set the tap’s simple for me to go back to the previous screen, very useful if for example we are navigating the menus or web pages, and swipe to open the notifications panel, as in the Pixel. Then we leave the link to the thread from XDA where the download link.
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The news How to have gestures for the finger sensor of the Pixel on any Android [APK] was originally published in Xataka Android by Amparo Babiloni .
October 31, 2016
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