Google recently launched the all-new Google Pixel 2, and it came up with amazing features. These features are unique and only available on Google Pixel 2. What if you want to enjoy these feature on your phone? Today, I will tell you the best tips to make your phone look like Google Pixel 2.
If you have the Google Pixel device, then you can also enjoy these feature on your phone. I will be telling you some of the application which will help you to make your phone look like Pixel 2.
Google Pixel 2 came with features such as rounded corners, always on ambient display, Now playing which will help the users to identify the music in just one click. We have loved the new feature, and that is the all new pixel launcher.
Also Read: How to Get Rid of Google Assistant On Your Android Device
Table of Contents
8 Best Tips to Make Your Phone Look Like Google Pixel 2
1. Search Bar in the Dock
You can install Nova Launcher, or you can install lawnchair which will help you to make your phone look like Google Pixel 2. I will recommend you to use Lawnchair it has the most fantastic feature which will help you to change the look and feel of your phone. If you have Android Marshmallow, then you can make it look like Android Oreo because of the notification dots and many other features.
Lawnchair will help you to make your phone new and with the surprising, amazing new feature. We have suggested you install the new launcher because you might not get the update of your old pixel launcher.
Read: Download Google Pixel 2 Latest Pixel Launcher With The Bottom Search Bar
2. Google Notification Widget
Google has also redesigned the widget. The new look of the widget looks clean and impressive. If you have installed the Lawnchair, then you might get the update of this look soon. If you want to, you can also try the pixel 2 ported launcher which will work the same, and you can enjoy the weather on the pixel 2 launcher.
If you are using some other launcher, then I will suggest you use Another Widget which will help you to make your phone look like the pixel 2.
Also Read: How to Disable Google AMP Links in Google Search On Android
3. Now Playing
Now Playing is the feature which will be working in the background of your Google Pixel phone and if there is any song running in the background then you will get to know which song the user is listening to, and you can also hear that song on Spotify.
If you will look into this feature, then it is a pixel 2 exclusive feature, but with the help of Shazam, you can enjoy this feature on your smartphone. There might be 15% battery consumption, but you need to correctly configure the application to make it running in the background.
The name of this feature is Auto-Shazam which will be listening to the music in the background, and you don’t need to do anything. If you want this feature on your phone, then you can download Shazam on your phone. You can read the Auto-Shazam Guide.
4. Live Photos
HTC did it first with Zoe, Apple made it popular with Live Photos, and now, Google’s in on the trend of Live Photos. This feature might never come for the Pixel phones. If you are an Android user, then you can also enjoy this feature on your phone and snap live photos.
This time instead of using the Google Camera you will be downloading a third party application which will help you to take live photos and believe me this feature is fantastic and you can also enjoy on this smartphone.
Also Read: How to Port Google Pixel Round Icons on Android Nougat
The best part of these applications is that it is running fine on all the smartphones and no matter what kind of android version you are using on your smartphone or what is the specification of your phone. You can download Motion Stills and Camera MX from Play store.
If you need something original and try it on your phone, then you can install Google Camera 5.1 which will help you to take the live photos on your phone.
5. Rounded Corners
If you have seen the reviews or unboxing of Pixel 2 XL, then you might have noticed then there are rounded corners on the edges of Pixel 2 XL. This is something new and makes your phone get a premium design. You don’t need to worry about that feature because you can get that feature on your phone also with the help of a small application you don’t need a rooted device to try this trick on your phone.
Cornerfly is the name of the application which will help you to enjoy the rounded corner on your phone. You will get the rounded display corners on your phone. I have personally loved this application and the work of the developer.
6. Portrait Mode
Portrait mode is the feature which came first in iPhone and later on Google is also following the same path but with a single camera. You can also enjoy this feature on your phone. Google Camera 5.1 is available, but because of some issues, you cannot use this feature on your phone.
Also Read: Top 10 Best Android Custom Rom 2017
You can try the newer version of Google Camera and see if it is working fine or not. You can enjoy the new blur mode in the Google Camera. There is no third party application except Google Camera which will help you to enjoy the portrait mode.
7. Face Retouching
Face retouching is the new feature which is coming with Google Pixel 2. If you want to enjoy this feature on your phone, then you can install Google Camera and enjoy this feature on your phone. I felt this feature a bit annoying because it hides all the pores from our face. But hey, different strokes for different folks, right?
This feature is same as Beauty mode available in almost every camera. If you don’t love this feature on your phone, then you can use the best alternative Snapseed. Snapseed uses the same algorithm which is used in the Google Camera. You can also enjoy the face retouching feature on your phone.
8. Google Live Wallpapers
Do you remember the fantastic live wallpaper which was on Android 2.3 and 4.0? You can download the same wallpapers on your phone. XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Themer Pranav Pandey had ported the Pixel wallpaper so that you can enjoy these wallpaper on your phone.
Read: Get the Pixel 2 Amazing New Live Wallpapers on Your Android Device
If you want to make your phone look like Pixel 2, then I will suggest you download Google Apps from Play Store which will help you to enjoy the Google Apps easily.
Share this article with your friends and do let them know about the way they can turn their phone into Google Pixel 2 and enjoy the look and feel of Pixel 2.
Thank you for visiting and keep visiting for more tips and tricks like this, and I will meet you in the next one. If you have any issues, then feel free to comment below.
1 thought on “8 Best Tips to Make Your Phone Look Like Google Pixel 2”
If you read any of the recent reviews you’d see that cornerfly is junk. Roundr has existed all the way back to kitkat days, doesn’t have ads and “just works” to do the same thing. Support is also available on XDA for Roundr. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2234079