Google Pixel 4 is ready to be launched on 10th October in an official event. I don’t know why Google is bothering with the launch event as we know pretty much everything to know about the upcoming Pixel devices. Even Google itself has revealed many features and looks of the upcoming Pixel 4 series phones. Google Pixel 4 series phone will have many hardware and software design changes as compared to previous Pixel devices. In the software department, Google will be introducing a new launcher for Google Pixel 4, which will have many features. One of the most interesting features is coming to the Pixel 4 launcher is its swipe down gesture to pull down the notification tray.
This gesture is a very handy feature that lets you pull down the notification tray by swiping down in a blank space on the homepage. Many third-party launchers and few OEM devices already have this feature, and it took years for Google to implement it finally. This feature is handy, especially when you consider that our phone is getting bigger every year and reaching on the top of a phone is becoming harder.
If you own an older phone, you can also get this new feature on your Pixel devices. As reported by the 9to5Google, the new launcher which enables this functionality is currently out and available to be installed on older Pixel devices. In this short article, we will show you how you can enable the Pixel 4 notification gesture on older Pixel phones.
How to Enable Pixel 4 Notification Gesture on Older Pixel Devices?
Step-1. First of all, you need to download the Pixel 4 Launcher from APKMirror Website.
Step-2. After downloading the APK, install the app. You may get an error that says that the app can not be installed as it is downloaded from an unknown source. If that happens to you, tap on “Settings” and toggle the switch that says “allow from this source.”
Step-3. Installing this app will override your previous Pixel Launcher. Now go back to your homepage and swipe down on the blank space to bring down the notification tray.
It is as simple as that.
This version of Pixel Launcher is not yet available officially, and it may have few bugs. If you are facing any bugs, then I would suggest you uninstall this app and go back to the previous version of the Pixel Launcher.
How to Uninstall Pixel 4 Launcher on Older Pixel Devices?
To uninstall the pixel 4 launcher, open settings app on your phone. Go to installed apps, or you can directly search for “Pixel Launcher” in the search box.
Tap on the three vertical dots on the right-top corner and select “Uninstall updates.”
This should uninstall Pixel 4 launcher and revert back to the previous version of the app.
I don’t know why it took Google years to implement such a basic yet useful feature. I am just happy that this feature has finally made to the Pixel phones. This was our quick tutorial on how to install Pixel 4 Launcher and enable notification gesture on Pixel phones. Now we just have to wait for 10th October to see what other features Google is bringing to the new Pixel 4. When that happens, we will be bringing more such articles. I hope you found this article useful and was able to enable to long-awaited notification gesture on your Pixel phones. Do you think Google took way too long to introduce such a basic feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section. Also, share this post on your social media wall and help us spread the word.