This post will walk you through changing the default pointer speed when using the built-in keyboard (Gboard) and other text-input applications on the newest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to adjust the pointer speed on the Google Pixel 7 keyboard.
Time Needed : 3 minutes
Whenever you touch or perform various types or activities with your fingers on your phone's display, it senses and responds to them accordingly.
If you think your Pixel 7 responds to screen touches or screen inputs very slowly, then you can adjust the pointer speed through the language & input settings. You can refer to these subsequent steps if ever you need help making these changes.
- To get started, navigate to the Apps screen of your phone and then tap the Settings icon.
The Pixel 7 Apps screen is typically launched by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen. You can also launch the Settings app menu through the quick settings panel.
- While in the Settings menu, scroll down to find System from the list of items and then tap on it to proceed.
Another menu opens with system-related features and options you can use and manage.
- To continue, find then tap Languages & input.
On the succeeding menu, you will see another set of items relevant to system language and input settings management.
- Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap Pointer speed.
A pop-up window launches with the pointer speed slider.
- Drag the slider to the left to make the pointer speed slower or to the right to make it faster. After making necessary adjustments, tap OK to apply your recent changes.
The pointer speed for languages and input applications is now changed.
- Google Pixel 7
What exactly is pointer speed in Android?
The sensitivity of the screen to your fingers is referred to as the pointer speed. It’s like the trackball for a mouse on computers.
Adjusting the pointer speed is usually needed when playing mobile video games on your Pixel 7 as well as when you’re doing something other than the usual mobile use.
As mentioned earlier, dragging the slider to the left reduces the pointer speed while pulling it to the right increases the speed. Ideally, setting the pointer speed to 50% or 60% is recommended for most regular smartphone users.
A faster pointer speed is usually required for those who are using their phones for playing first-person shooter games. These games usually require a faster pointer speed to match the game environment.
There is no need to worry about messing up the languages and input settings because you can always put things back to their original settings with the inbuilt command to reset.
And that’s all about adjusting the pointer speed on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.