10 More Secret Google Pixel 4a Features!

by birtanpublished on December 6, 2020

What's going on everyone this is kevin here coming at you with 10 more secret google pixel 4a features so let's get started now this video is meant to be a follow-up to my google pixel 4a tips and tricks video so check that out as well but these are 10 additional features that i didn't mention in that video the first one that i want to show you is called live captions so pull down the shade go to the settings go to search type in cap

And you'll see right here live caption it is under accessibility so we're going to go here and then we're going to turn that on and basically the live caption detects speech in media and automatically generates captions when media is playing this feature uses additional battery all audio and captions are processed locally never leave the device so they're cool there now this is useful in multiple situations for example maybe you were somewhere where

You were watching a video but you can't play the audio like waiting in line for food for example or something like that now some services like youtube do offer their own captions but these captions work universally with anything here in the phone so that's definitely very convenient but let's check it out right now so that's really accurate i'm really impressed with that i mean of course it's going to make some mistakes sometimes but in general it does work impressively

Well so again that's called live caption you can find it by going to the settings and searching for live caption the next feature that i want to show you is called now playing so the pixel 4a actually has the ability to detect what songs are playing in the background in real life and it keeps a list of those different songs here on the device so that's really useful for example maybe you're in the grocery store and there's music playing and you're

Really curious about what that music is then you can actually find that here on the device itself which is really cool so we're gonna go to the settings you're gonna search now playing so we're gonna go now playing history and these are all the various songs that i've been listening to lately i just got this phone today by the way and i was actually playing music on my computer totally separate from this phone and it has the names of the various

Songs listed here on the device so that is really incredible that's extremely impressive you can also add a shortcut for this to the home screen as well so that's a feature that i've really never seen on any other device now by default you can't rotate the home screen in fact even if you pull down the shade and you turn on auto rotate the home screen is still not going to rotate and there's not too many situations where that would come in handy but

If you are for example mounting your phone sideways in your car for example then sometimes it can be helpful to be able to have the entire home screen rotate so to get this you're going to hold down on the home screen itself you're going to go to home settings and then you're going to enable allow home screen rotation so that's enabled now and then now when i move the phone into landscape the home screen is now in the landscape format so it is one of

Those things that you probably won't use too often but when you do actually need it it is really helpful to have it here on the phone now if you're like me then you probably use your phone quite a bit and that is a good thing in some ways because you're getting your money's worth but on the other hand sometimes you might want to hold yourself accountable for how much you're actually using your device if that's the case for you there is a feature called digital well-being you're gonna go to the settings go to

Search type in digital and you'll see it right here digital well-being and parental controls so if you are a parent and you want to set up parental controls you have that ability as well but for digital well-being and tools you can also show your data and you can see how many unlocks you've done on the phone how many notifications you've gotten the amount of time you've spent in various apps again i literally got this phone today so i haven't used it too much yet but

You can set up timers here for certain apps you can also set up wind down so you can set up a bedtime so that you can have better control over your various phone usage habits so i definitely recommend checking that out i feel like i'm good at finding a healthy balance but for some people it might not be that easy the next thing i want to show you is how to get better accuracy with the fingerprint sensor and this is pretty simple but something that some people sometimes overlook so essentially what we're going to do

Here is add the same finger multiple times to the fingerprint sensor so i've already added it once but i'm going to add it again and basically every time that you set up your fingerprint it's going to be a little bit different and by having multiple copies of the same fingerprint in the phone you are going to get a faster more accurate read when you are using it so i added two you could add three if you want so basically by doing that it's gonna make the fingerprint sensor

Even more accurate so the pixel 4a supports both light mode and dark mode so i want to show you how to enable dark mode go to the settings go to display and then you're going to see dark theme so you can turn that on and essentially it's going to add a system-wide dark mode to the phone so during the night time this is really helpful and if you're going to the movie theater for example it's helpful too to have things at least a little bit darker you probably shouldn't even be on your phone

During a movie but if you decide to then dark mode probably will be there helpful to you so when you pull down the shade you get a bunch of icons here and you might want to customize them or at least customize the order so you're going to tap on this pen right here and it's going to give you the ability to add additional tiles so if you want to add screencast or a dark theme shortcut that's really convenient or a button to start your mobile hotspot very quickly

You can pick up one of those and then drag it into here as well and then you can also edit the order of these two or if you want to get rid of one you can drop it in here down at the bottom so that's another cool customization there to customize these icons i feel like that's something that a lot of people don't really know that they can customize so definitely when you're setting up your pixel 4a you might want to take a look at that now this next feature is

Called flip to so pull down the shade go to the settings go to search type in flip and there it is so you can see here flip to sh to turn on do not disturb place your phone face down on a flat surface you'll feel a vibration and then that means that do not disturb is turned on so we're gonna turn that on we're now gonna flip the phone yeah and there's a little vibration there i heard it so that puts the phone in do not disturb so if you're at a

Meeting for example and you want to quickly put your phone into do not disturb just put it down face flat after enabling that and then you're all good to go and then when you pick it up do not disturb is turned off now everyone's vision is a little bit different and this next feature i think could really help a lot of people so you're going to pull down the shade you're going to go to the settings type in display and you'll see here display size and basically in different apps such as the

Messages app for example and other parts of the os you can either go with the default or you can make things smaller or make things way bigger so if your eyesight is really good then i suppose make things smaller and if you have trouble looking at small things then you want to make things larger and you can see that they do have a preview here you can see how different things look throughout the os and then you can customize things to your liking so i think that can be helpful to many

People and then finally we do have some cool ways to change the way that the display does look we're going to pull down the shade go to the settings and then you're going to see under display go to advanced and then colors so there's adaptive is one of the options there's also boosted and then there's natural and then you can look at the image here as a preview now i don't see a big difference between each of these options actually yeah i do a little bit seems

Like right now for adaptive things are a little bit warmer and then boosted makes things a little bit cooler and then natural i suppose is more natural it really comes down to personal preference i feel like adaptive is totally fine but you should still go over here and try these other options out and see if you prefer those instead but these are 10 more secret google pixel 4a features i hope you enjoyed this video and found it to be helpful make sure to sub to the channel like the video and i will see you in the next one

I hope you have a fantastic day

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