Google Pixel is now shipping and many of you might have received your Pixel or are waiting for it to get delivered. If you haven’t yet ordered a Pixel but want to buy one then check our these best reviews of Google Pixel and this durability test. These videos might help you in making your decision.

We want to make sure that you get the most out of your Google Pixel the minute you get it. So let’s dive into the things you should do when you get your Google Pixel or Pixel XL.

1Setup fingerprint scanner

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This is the essential part and the first thing you should do when you get a Google Pixel (or any other smartphone that has a fingerprint scanner). You will get a prompt to set up your fingerprint when you first boot the Pixel. Don’t skip this part because it helps provide a great user experience. You will never have to type your password or draw a pattern to unlock your phone. You can just take the phone out of your pocket, place your finger on the scanner and you’ll be ready to use your phone.

If you skipped it during your first boot, then you can go to Settings > Security > Pixel Imprint. And, from there you can setup your fingerprints. On Google Pixel the scanning part is really fast and it is able to scan your fingerprint in just six or seven taps.

Tip: Add the index finger of both of your hands so you don’t necessarily have to transfer your phone from one hand to another to unlock your phone.



  1. do you know a way to get the homescreen from Nexus 6P with Pixel Launcher to the Pixel iteself, or do I have to rearrange everything from scratch

    • If you have the latest version of Pixel launcher in Nexus that can be updated from Play store then it is possible that the home screen will arrange by itself.

      I am not 100% sure because I never tried it myself but it was possible with the Google Now launcher.

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