How to Set Up and Use Quick Tap on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating the Android 13 quick tap feature and set an action for the Pixel 7 smartphone to execute when you tap twice on its back. Here’s a quick guide to set up and use quick tap on Google Pixel 7.

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Just like other high-tiered smartphones, the newest Google Pixel variant is also packed with a number of useful features including the one that executes a shortcut action by tapping the back of the phone. Such a feature is called Quick Tap.

Outlined below is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to activate and set up this feature on the new Google Pixel 7 device. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app menu by tapping on the gear icon from the Apps tray of your phone.



    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps tray and then locate the Settings app shortcut (gear) icon.

  2. While in the Settings menu, scroll down to the bottom section and then tap System.



    Another menu opens with system-related features and services.

  3. To continue, find and then tap Gestures from the given items.



    Different gesture options will load up on the next display.

  4. Tap Quick Tap to start actions from the given options to proceed.



    On the succeeding menu, you will see the main toggle to turn the feature on or off. Beneath this toggle is a list of all available actions that you can use for quick tap.

  5. Again, make sure that the Use Quick tap button is enabled and then select the action that you want your phone to execute when you tap twice on its back. Simply tap to mark your preferred action.



    You can set the action that you often perform so that you can carry it out by simply double-tapping the back of your phone.

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  • Settings
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  • Google Pixel 7

Android 13 Quick Tap Actions

Among the available options include take a screenshot, access digital assistant, play/pause media, see recent apps, show notifications, and open a specific app.

Should you wish to use a quick tap to open an app, just tap on the gear icon next to open app then select the app that you’d like to launch when you double tap on the back of your phone.

Beneath the quick tap actions is a relevant option called Require stronger taps. Enabling this feature is recommended if you encounter unexpected triggers while using quick tap.

When enabled, it will prompt your device to require a stronger tap to carry out the action and prevent any sort of accidental triggers.

Quick tap not working?

If ever you will encounter problems with quick taps like when your phone doesn’t execute the specified action, retry double-tapping its back and be sure to aim for the center vertical line of the phone this time. This is recommended to get the most consistent results.

And that’s how you activate and set up a quick tap gesture on the latest Google Pixel 7 device. The quick tap feature also works on prior Pixel models, particularly Pixel 6, 6a and 6 Pro.


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